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English League Championship clubs and local rivals Cardiff City and Swansea City have met a total of 57 times in all competitions since their first clash in October 1929.

The head-to-head score is; Cardiff win - 18, Draw - 16, Swansea Win - 23.

They have met four times in the last decade, three times in league games and once in the League Cup. Swansea have won two games and the other two were draws, with a total aggregate score of Swansea 8-6 Cardiff.

This is the historic statistics.

More generally, each team has it attacking and defensive skills.

The comparison between any two teams has to be separately for attacking skills and separately for defensive.

Swansea City are currently in the Premier League (2011-12), and are - controversially - better.

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