JD Cymru Premier weekend preview

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We’re at the halfway point through the Cymru Premier season and The New Saints have climbed to the top of the tree, with Connah’s Quay and Bala Town also in the mix.

Friday, 13 December

Caernarfon v Airbus UK | Friday – 19:45
Caernarfon are still unbeaten at home in the Cymru Premier this season, and have won their last six league games at the Oval.

No team have scored less and conceded more than Airbus this season who have dropped into the relegation zone after six consecutive defeats.

The Cofis haven’t lost any of their last three meetings with Airbus (since 2009), scoring three goals in each of their last three games against the Wingmakers.

Recent league form:
Caernarfon: ❌✅✅❌✅
Airbus UK: ❌❌❌❌❌

Cefn Druids v Connah’s Quay | Friday – 19:45
Halfway through the season and Connah’s Quay are only a points behind The New Saints in the race for the championship.

The Nomads have won their last three meetings with Cefn Druids, inlcuding their 1-0 win at Deeside earlier this season through a Priestley Farquharson strike.

Cefn Druids have won six of their last seven league games and have climbed into the Top Six, while Connah’s Quay remain unbeaten in the Cymru Premier this season (won 9, drawn 7).

Recent league form:
Cefn Druids: ✅✅❌✅✅
Connah’s Quay: ➖➖✅✅➖

Barry Town v The New Saints | Friday – 20:00 (S4C)
Barry Town have lost five of their last six games, sliding from top spot into 4th place and getting knocked out of the Welsh Cup.

Scott Ruscoe’s Saints haven’t lost any of their last seven league games (won 6, drawn 1), and the champions haven’t lost at Jenner Park since 2001.

Barry have already beaten TNS this season – an Evan Press thunderbolt securing three points for the Dragons at Park Hall back in September.

Recent league form:
Barry Town: ❌❌❌✅❌
The New Saints: ✅➖✅✅✅

Saturday, 14 December

Cardiff Met v Aberystwyth | Saturday – 14:30
After going nine games unbeaten at the start of the season Cardiff Met have only won once in their last nine league matches, dropping into the Bottom Six.

Aberystwyth have lost their last three league games and are now only three points above the relegation zone.

Both clubs secured a place in the Welsh Cup fourth round with wins against lower league opponents last Saturday – Cardiff Met (vs Pontypridd) and Aberystwyth (vs Ruthin).

Recent league form:
Cardiff Met: ➖❌✅❌❌
Aberystwyth: ➖✅❌❌❌

Bala Town P-P Pen-y-bont | Saturday – 14:30
Match postponed as Pen-y-bont must replay their Welsh Cup match against Porthmadog. This fixture has been moved to Tuesday, 17 December.

Newtown v Carmarthen | Saturday – 14:30
After winning only one of their 16 league games this season, there was more disappointment for the Old Gold last Friday as they lost 0-4 against Ammanford in the Welsh Cup.

Newtown won their cup fixture, winning 0-1 at Barry Town for the second week on the bounce.

Newtown have won and lost every other game in their last eight league outings, which means that they’re due a loss this weekend after winning against Barry Town in their latest league fixture!

Recent league form:
Newtown: ✅❌✅❌✅
Carmarthen: ❌❌✅❌❌

Highlights of the weekend’s matches will be on Sgorio every Monday at 5:30 on S4C.