Newcastle Utd. travel to take on Cardiff City at Ninian Park on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 25 games played, Magpies have recorded 3 wins, and Cardiff City have come away with 12 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Cardiff City was amazingly over twenty years ago, in October 1983, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Second Division match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1983/1984||Sat 25 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1983/1984||Wed 19 Oct||Cardiff City||0 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1981/1982||Sat 13 Feb||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1981/1982||Sat 03 Oct||Cardiff City||0 - 4||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1980/1981||Wed 25 Feb||Cardiff City||1 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
|1980/1981||Sat 06 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Cardiff City||CHMP|
|1979/1980||Sat 22 Mar||Cardiff City||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Cardiff City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Bluebirds, with 6 goals against.
In complete contrast to Cardiff City, Newcastle Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Magpies have hit 4 goals, 7 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Cardiff City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 10 points from 5 games. Newcastle Utd. are leading the way in the Coca-Cola Championship, with their 5 games giving them a return of 13 points.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Not a lot has been going right generally for Newcastle Utd. on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Cardiff City. No-score draw
|Cardiff City||Won 4 successive home games.|
8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
|Newcastle Utd.||Won each of the previous 5 matches.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.