FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 11 August 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Cardiff City v Watford fixture

Watford face a trip to Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Friday evening, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 13 out of 20 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in September 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 3 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecWatford0 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 14 SepCardiff City0 - 3WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Sun 28 DecWatford2 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2003/2004Tue 28 OctCardiff City3 - 0WatfordCHMP
1984/1985Tue 09 OctCardiff City1 - 0WatfordLGEC
1984/1985Tue 25 SepWatford3 - 1Cardiff CityLGEC
1981/1982Sat 03 AprCardiff City2 - 0WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

Watford have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Hornets have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City's 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Watford find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 1 points from their 2 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Watford have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Cardiff City may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Watford Undefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.