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The Championship tie at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday will see home team Cardiff City taking on opponents Preston North End.
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Cardiff City are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 Championship triumph versus Luton Town.
In that game, Cardiff City managed 36% possession and 10 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Cardiff City, the goalscorers were Harry Wilson (53') and Will Vaulks (57'). Luton Town got 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Cardiff City haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
Their prior results show that Cardiff City:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Preston North End in their last 3 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
Preston North End
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Watford in Championship competition, Preston North End and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Preston North End had 39% possession and 11 shots on goal with 0 on target. At the other end, Watford had 9 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. João Pedro (51') was the scorer for Watford.
The strike force from Preston North End have been starved of goals in their past 6 encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those matches, The Lilywhites have also seen the overall goal tally against them equal 5. Previous results aside, time will tell if the trend will be maintained here in this match or not.
Ahead of this clash, Preston North End remain unbeaten by Cardiff City when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 31/01/2017 tells us that Cardiff City have won 3 of these games & Preston North End 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
In all, 11 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 of them for The Bluebirds and 5 netted by The Lilywhites. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Championship match day 5 on 18/10/2020 and the score finished Preston North End 0-1 Cardiff City.
In that game, Preston North End managed 56% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Cardiff City had 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Sheyi Ojo (52') scored.
The referee was Keith Stroud.
Team News: Cardiff City
Sol Bamba (Cancer) and Jordi Osei-Tutu (Hamstring Injury) are not available for Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy.
Team News: Preston North End
Out of a mainly available group, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Preston North End gaffer Alex Neil to be concerned with. Patrick Bauer (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action.
Our assessment is that Preston North End will likely create enough chances to get a goal against this Cardiff City outfit, although that realistically won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Cardiff City at the end of this one. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Competitions: Championship position 7
🔑 Key Man: Joe Ralls
Generally playing in the Centre Midfield position, Joe Ralls was born in Aldershot, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Cardiff City in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 26 appearances.