FM Preview: Swansea City v Cardiff City 06 Feb 2011

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History of the Swansea City v Cardiff City fixture

Swansea City prepare to entertain Cardiff City at Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Swans are clearly on top, having won 18 and lost only 5 of the 31 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Liberty Stadium was just last season, in November 2009, as the Swans squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 3-2 in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sun 07 NovCardiff City0 - 1Swansea CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 03 AprCardiff City2 - 1Swansea CityCHMP
2009/2010Sat 07 NovSwansea City3-2Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Sun 05 AprCardiff City2 - 2Swansea CityCHMP
2008/2009Sun 30 NovSwansea City2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
2008/2009Tue 23 SepSwansea City1 - 0Cardiff CityLGEC
1998/1999Sun 18 AprCardiff City0 - 0Swansea CityLGE2

Recent respective form guides

Swansea City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 11 goals for the Swans, with 3 goals against.

In complete contrast to Swansea City, Cardiff City are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Bluebirds have hit 4 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Swansea City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 50 points from 29 games. Cardiff City's total of 48 points from their 28 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Npower Championship.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Swansea City631212510
Cardiff City62311099

FootyMad's prediction ...

Swansea City may be coming up against a decent side in Cardiff City, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Swans. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Swansea City 6 games since last home draw.
Cardiff City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.