FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 01 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
Footymad preview
History of the Cardiff City v Barnsley fixture

Barnsley pack their bags to visit Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Friday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Tykes will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The previous match played between the two at Ninian Park was more than three years back, in February 2003, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 05 AugBarnsley1 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2002/2003Sat 08 FebCardiff City1 - 1BarnsleyLGE1
2002/2003Sat 09 NovBarnsley3 - 2Cardiff CityLGE1
1984/1985Tue 23 AprCardiff City3 - 0BarnsleyCHMP
1984/1985Sat 15 SepBarnsley2 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
1983/1984Sat 04 FebBarnsley2 - 3Cardiff CityCHMP
1983/1984Sat 01 OctCardiff City0 - 3BarnsleyCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Cardiff City losing only 1 of the last six, but drawing 4 of them. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Barnsley have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Tykes have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Cardiff City's total of 49 points from their 30 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Barnsley are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 32 from their 30 matches played.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Cardiff City6222588

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Bluebirds, as the Tykes have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Cardiff City Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Barnsley Last drawn game 5 outings ago.