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Swansea City will arrive at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday for the Championship game with home side Cardiff City.
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Cardiff City will be wanting a better result here following a 3-2 Championship defeat last time out to Ipswich Town.
In that match, Cardiff City managed 45% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Cardiff City, goals were scored by Aaron Ramsey (30') and Joe Ralls (52'). Ipswich Town got 19 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Nathan Broadhead (59') and Freddie Ladapo (68', 78') scored for Ipswich Town.
Three or more goals per game have been seen in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Cardiff City have taken part. Opposition teams scored 11 times in these games whereas Cardiff City managed to get a total of 11.
Coming into this clash, Cardiff City have left without a victory over Swansea City in their last 4 league games.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Bristol City in Championship competition, Swansea City will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Swansea City had 61% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Swansea City was Liam Cullen (10'). At the other end, Bristol City had 16 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Mark Sykes (48') and Sam Bell (59') scored for Bristol City.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Swansea City, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is 3.5, with the number of goals averaged by Swansea City equalling 1.67. That being said, time will tell if that trend might be sustained here in this match or not.
Their prior results show that Swansea City:
- remain undefeated by Cardiff City when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 12/12/2020 tells us that Cardiff City have won 1 of them & Swansea City 5, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
A combined total of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 3 of them for The Bluebirds and 14 created by The Swans. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The previous league clash between the two was Championship match day 39 on 01/04/2023 and the score finished Cardiff City 2-3 Swansea City.
In that match, Cardiff City managed 41% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. The goals were scored by Jaden Philogene (35') and Sory Kaba (83').
Swansea City got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Joël Piroe (3'), Liam Cullen (33') and Ben Cabango (99') scored.
The match was refereed by Keith Stroud.
Team News: Cardiff City
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the Cardiff City manager Erol Bulut to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Callum Robinson (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t play.
Team News: Swansea City
With a completely healthy squad to pick from, the Swansea City manager Michael Duff has no fitness worries at all before this match.
Swansea City and Cardiff City may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
At this stage, it appears to have the makings of a possible draw. That is why we are leaning toward a very close game with a 0-0 draw at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Joe Ralls
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Erol Bulut
Competitions: Championship position 19, EFL Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Star Player: Aaron Ramsey
Normally deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Aaron Ramsey was born in Caerphilly, Wales. After having made a senior debut playing for Cardiff City in the 2006 - 2007 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in this Championship 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.