FM Preview: Cardiff City v Leeds United 21 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 20th April 2012
The game between Cardiff City and Leeds United in the Championship on 21st April 2012 at 12:30 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
History of the Cardiff City v Leeds United fixture
Leeds United face a trip to Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Whites will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 14 and win only 3 of the 22 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Cardiff City Stadium was just last season, in January 2011, the Bluebirds carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 30 Oct||Leeds Utd.||1 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2010/2011||Tue 04 Jan||Cardiff City||2-1||Leeds Utd.||Championship|
|2010/2011||Mon 25 Oct||Leeds Utd.||0 - 4||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Feb||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Leeds Utd.||Championship|
|2006/2007||Sat 19 Aug||Leeds Utd.||0 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||Leeds Utd.||0 - 1||Cardiff City||Championship|
|2005/2006||Tue 09 Aug||Cardiff City||2 - 1||Leeds Utd.||Championship|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have lost only 1 of the last six at home, but 4 of these games have been drawn. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 in the wrong end.
Leeds United have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 3 goals scored and conceded.
Cardiff City's total of 71 points from their 44 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.
Leeds United's 60 points from 44 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Leeds United 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
|Cardiff City||Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
|Leeds United||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 8 outings ago.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here