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Last updated : 09 November 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Charlton Athletic v Cardiff City fixture

Charlton Ath. play host to Cardiff City at The Valley on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Addicks are clearly on top, having won 18 and lost only 4 of the 32 games.

The last time the two teams met at Charlton Ath. was amazingly over twenty years ago, in March 1985, as the visitors ran out cosy 1-4 winners in a Second Division match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1984/1985Tue 05 MarCharlton Ath.1-4Cardiff CityCHMP
1984/1985Sat 25 AugCardiff City0 - 3Charlton Ath.CHMP
1983/1984Tue 31 JanCardiff City2 - 1Charlton Ath.CHMP
1983/1984Sat 27 AugCharlton Ath.2 - 0Cardiff CityCHMP
1981/1982Tue 13 AprCharlton Ath.2 - 2Cardiff CityCHMP
1981/1982Mon 28 DecCardiff City0 - 1Charlton Ath.CHMP
1979/1980Sat 08 MarCardiff City3 - 1Charlton Ath.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Charlton Athletic have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Addicks in those games, with 7 conceded.

Cardiff City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. A generous 11 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Charlton Ath. are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 25 points from 15 games. Cardiff City are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 15 from their 14 matches played.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Charlton Ath.6213467
Cardiff City6123795

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Addicks's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Cardiff City. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Charlton Ath. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Cardiff City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.