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Matchday Buzz  Prediction:

'Recent results H v A'

Matchday Buzz - Cardiff - Vs Home

Matchday Buzz - Cardiff - Vs Away

MatchDay Buzz - Recent Results Legend

Cardiff are unbeaten in their last five home matches, scoring two goals in four of these encounters and keeping a clean sheet in each of the last three. Arsenal are without a clean sheet in any of their last six away games, though the Gunners are unbeaten in four on the road.

Cardiff are not prolific scorers at home against Championship opposition, but they do tend to find the net. Arsenal cannot keep a clean sheet on their travels, though their potent attack should find a way past a solid Welsh defence.

'Score pattern'

Matchday Buzz - Cardiff - Score Home

Matchday Buzz - Cardiff - Score Away

MatchDay Buzz - Score Pattern legend

Dave Jones' team have scored in 17 of their last 19 home matches and have only suffered two defeats during this period. Arsenal have found the net in 16 of their last 19 away games, but have only kept four clean sheets along the way.

Cardiff are tough to beat at Ninian Park, but Arsène Wenger's men have enough firepower to avoid defeat.

'Goals by position'

Matchday Buzz - Cardiff - Goal Pos Home


Matchday Buzz - Cardiff - Goal Pos Away

MatchDay Buzz - Goals by Position Legend

Cardiff have taken the lead in each of their last five home games, whilst a forward has netted for the Welsh side in each of their last six at Ninian Park. Forwards have netted five of the last ten goals conceded away from home by Arsenal, though Arsène Wenger's men have opened the scoring in each of their last three on the road.

Both teams are capable of opening the scoring, but Cardiff will look to use the fiery atmosphere to their advantage as they look to extend their fine recent record in this department. Striker Ross McCormack is a major threat both in open play and from set-pieces.

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