• This is the first time Cardiff have visited Manchester City in any competition since March 1985 when they escaped with a point after a 2-2 draw.
  • Cardiff came from behind to beat Man City 3-2 earlier in the season with all five goals in their 3-2 win coming in the second half.
  • Manchester City have won their last 10 straight Barclays Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium and won 15 of the last 16. Their only defeat in that run came when they had a caretaker manager in charge on the final day of the season in a dead rubber.
  • The Citizens have scored 38 goals on home soil this season, five more than any other team in Premier League history in their opening 10 home matches.
  • Cardiff have won none of their last seven Premier League away games (W0 D2 L5).
  • The Welsh side have failed to score in five of their last six Premier League away matches, netting just once in the other.
  • Man City are looking to record their seventh successive Premier League win in this game, something only achieved by one team last season (Man Utd).
  • Manchester City have collected 28 points from their last 10 Premier League games (W9 D1) – three more than any other team over this period.
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had only been manager of Molde for four days the last time Man City failed to score in a Premier League home game (Nov 13, 2010).
  • Manchester City have made more errors leading to goal (9) than any other side this season.