FM Preview: Blackpool v Cardiff City 17 Sep 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 16th September 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Blackpool and Cardiff City at 15:00 on 17th September 2011 in the Championship.
History of the Blackpool v Cardiff City fixture
Blackpool are ready to welcome Cardiff City to Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 22 wins out of 32 previous matches.
The previous match played between the two at Bloomfield Road was within the last three years, in August 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2009/2010||Sat 22 May||Blackpool||3 - 2||Cardiff City||Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 2)|
|2009/2010||Sat 09 Jan||Cardiff City||1 - 1||Blackpool||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 15 Aug||Blackpool||1-1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2008/2009||Tue 28 Oct||Cardiff City||2 - 0||Blackpool||Championship|
|2008/2009||Sat 04 Oct||Blackpool||1 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2007/2008||Sat 12 Apr||Cardiff City||3 - 1||Blackpool||Championship|
|2007/2008||Tue 11 Dec||Blackpool||0 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Blackpool have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Seasiders in those games, with 6 conceded.
The Bluebirds have had a decent run of form away from home recently, unbeaten in the last six, but with four of them resulting in draws. Just 7 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 4 have been let in at the wrong end.
Blackpool lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 11 points from their 6 games so far.
Cardiff City's total of 11 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Its been a distinctly poor show from Blackpool at home in recent games, and, though we cannot see a run starting here, we do think the Seasiders will at least gain a draw. No-score draw
|Blackpool||5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Cardiff City||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here