FootyMAD's Cardiff City match preview

Last updated : 16 December 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Ipswich Town v Cardiff City fixture

Ipswich Town prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 15 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 7 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 2 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Portman Road was less than a year ago, in April 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Championship match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Wed 09 AprIpswich Town1-1Cardiff CityCHMP
2007/2008Sat 24 NovCardiff City1 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Sun 06 MayIpswich Town3 - 1Cardiff CityCHMP
2006/2007Sat 09 DecCardiff City2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Mon 28 NovCardiff City2 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Sat 06 AugIpswich Town1 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
2004/2005Tue 15 MarCardiff City0 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Ipswich Town are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Tractor Boys in those games, with 5 conceded.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Bluebirds's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Ipswich Town's 31 points from 22 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position. Cardiff City's total of 34 points from their 22 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Ipswich Town6213777
Cardiff City62311199

FootyMad's prediction ...

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Tractor Boys, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Ipswich TownUnbeaten in the last 8 home games.
Cardiff CityPrevious 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.