FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 12 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Cardiff City fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Riverside Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 26 games played, Boro have recorded 11 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 8 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was two seasons ago, in March 2008, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 09 MarMiddlesbrough0-2Cardiff CityFAC
1993/1994Wed 19 JanMiddlesbrough1 - 2Cardiff CityFAC
1993/1994Sat 08 JanCardiff City2 - 2MiddlesbroughFAC
1984/1985Sat 02 FebCardiff City2 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1984/1985Sat 29 SepMiddlesbrough3 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
1983/1984Sat 03 MarCardiff City2 - 1MiddlesbroughCHMP
1983/1984Sat 05 NovMiddlesbrough2 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Boro have conceded a disappointing 7 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 3 of their own chances.

Cardiff City's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Bluebirds, and 5 goals against.

Middlesbrough's 29 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 33 points from 20 games.

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

Nothing seems to be going right for the Boro at home recently, and I can see no immediate turn around in fortunes as the Bluebirds come away with an easy victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Cardiff City 11 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.