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Cardiff City will host away side Bournemouth at Cardiff City Stadium in the Championship game on Saturday.
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Cardiff City will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Coventry City.
In that match, Cardiff City managed 49% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Coventry City got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Viktor Gyökeres (15') scored for Coventry City.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Cardiff City haven’t conceded. The reality is that Cardiff City have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals along the way.
Ahead of this clash, Cardiff City have not lost a league tie with Bournemouth in their previous 3 matches.
Bournemouth head into the encounter after a 2-1 Championship win to defeat Queens Park Rangers in their previous fixture.
In that match, Bournemouth had 41% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Bournemouth, the goalscorers were Jaidon Anthony (12') and Dominic Solanke (37'). On the other side, Queens Park Rangers had 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Sam McCallum (57') scored for Queens Park Rangers.
In the course of their six latest matches, Scott Parker's Bournemouth have slotted home a total of 9 times thus yielding them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Pre-game facts show that Bournemouth:
- haven't beaten Cardiff City when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 13/12/2014, there has been little to separate the clubs with Cardiff City winning 2 of those games, Bournemouth 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A sum of 19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from The Bluebirds and 10 being from The Cherries. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league game between the two was Championship match day 32 on 24/02/2021 when it finished Bournemouth 1-2 Cardiff City.
On that occasion, Bournemouth managed 68% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Shane Long (67').
On the other side, Cardiff City got 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Sean Morrison (28') and Kieffer Moore (37') scored.
The match was refereed by Gavin Ward.
Team News: Cardiff City
There aren’t many selection issues, with just a single fitness concern for the Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy to contend with due to a largely intact group. Joel Bagan (Shoulder Injury) misses out.
Team News: Bournemouth
From a largely full-strength group of players, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Bournemouth manager Scott Parker to be concerned with. Lewis Cook (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’ve got the feeling that Bournemouth and Cardiff City could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
It could well end in a draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-1 draw when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,280)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Competitions: Championship position 8
🔑 Star Player: Rubin Colwill
Regularly taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rubin Colwill was born in Neath, Wales. After having played his first senior match for Cardiff City in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 4 appearances.