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History of the Cardiff City v Nottingham Forest fixture

Nottm. Forest face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park at tea-time on Sunday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Forest will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 2 of the 19 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2009, with Cardiff City running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 31 JanCardiff City2 - 0Nottm. ForestCHMP
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

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Bluebirds in those games, with 6 conceded.

The Forest have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. The Forest's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 26 points from 14 games. Nottm. Forest's 23 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City641118813
Nottm. Forest65108216

FootyMad's prediction ...

A creditable return from recent away games for Forest could well see them head back from Ninian Park with a share of the spoils, think the FootyMad panel. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Nottm. Forest Undefeated in last 10 away games.
7 games since last defeat.