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History of the Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest travel to take on Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Forest will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 2 of the 18 games.

The last time the two teams met at Cardiff City was just over four years ago, in January 2005, with Cardiff City running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 25 OctNottm. Forest0 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Mon 03 JanCardiff City3 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2004/2005Sat 11 SepNottm. Forest0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Sat 31 JanCardiff City0 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
2003/2004Sat 23 AugNottm. Forest1 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
1976/1977Sat 23 AprNottm. Forest0 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
1976/1977Sat 27 NovCardiff City0 - 3Nottm. ForestCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, The Bluebirds have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

Nottm. Forest's away form is equally impressive, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. Those games have seen the Forest pummel 13 goals, and let in 5.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 48 points from 28 games. Nottm. Forest find themselves struggling down in 17th position in the league having picked up 33 points from their 29 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City63307212
Nottm. Forest651013416

FootyMad's prediction ...

Nottm. Forest are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Unbeaten run of 12 matches.
Nottm. Forest Undefeated in last 10 away games.
7 games since last defeat.