• Cardiff City won more points at home than any other Championship side in 2012/13 (51).
  • Manchester City have kept a clean sheet in 12 of their 19 Barclays Premier League games so far in 2013.
  • This will be the first league meeting between these two clubs since they met in the second tier back in March 1985.
  • Should he score, Craig Bellamy will become the first player in the history of the Barclays Premier League to score for seven different clubs in the competition.
  • Despite not scoring, Edin Dzeko's total of eight shots versus Newcastle in their opening game was more than he managed in any Premier League game last season.
  • Just 12 (33%) of Sergio Aguero's 36 Premier League goals for Manchester City have come away from home.
  • Agüero has scored six goals in his 14 Barclays Premier League appearances in 2013 so far, but has not netted in consecutive appearances in the competition this calendar year.
  • Cardiff City have lost just one of their last 12 home matches in league competition (W5 D6 L1).
  • The Bluebirds attempted just one shot on target in their opening Premier League game against West Ham.
  • Manchester City won just one of their three Premier League away games at newly promoted sides in 2012/13; losing at Southampton (1-3) and drawing at West Ham (0-0).