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Rotherham United will be visiting Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with home team Cardiff City.
View all of the Cardiff City v Rotherham United predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest betting odds.
Cardiff City are hoping to win again following the 0-4 Championship triumph versus Birmingham City.
In that game, Cardiff City managed 41% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For Cardiff City, the scorers were Harry Wilson (9', 40', 86') and Mark Harris (68'). At the other end, Birmingham City got 10 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Matches featuring Cardiff City have often been lively affairs recently with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 10 of those accredited to The Bluebirds. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cardiff City:
- have not lost a league tie with Rotherham United in their previous 4 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Last time out, Rotherham United drew 0-0 in the Championship tie with Luton Town.
In that match, Rotherham United managed 45% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Luton Town had 13 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Rotherham United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals in total. At the back, The Millers can certainly do much better.
Ahead of this clash, Rotherham United have not beaten Cardiff City when having played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not good.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 03/03/2015 shows us that Cardiff City have won 4 of them and Rotherham United 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 overall at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Championship match day 23 on 09/02/2021 when the final score was Rotherham United 1-2 Cardiff City.
In that game, Rotherham United managed 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Matt Crooks (61').
At the other end, Cardiff City got 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Sheyi Ojo (42') and Joe Bennett (85') scored.
The referee was Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Cardiff City
Joel Bagan (Shoulder Injury), Sol Bamba (Cancer) and Jordi Osei-Tutu (Ankle Surgery) are unavailable for Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy. Will Vaulks is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Rotherham United
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available to select from, Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has no fitness worries to speak of before this game. Matt Crooks cannot play in this game through suspension.
Our feeling is that Rotherham United and Cardiff City are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw at full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Competitions: Championship position 8
🔑 Star Player: Kieffer Moore
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Kieffer Moore was born in Torquay, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Yeovil Town in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 20 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 41 appearances.