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West Bromwich Albion journey to Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday for the Championship game with home side Cardiff City.
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Cardiff City will be hoping for a better result after the 5-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Blackburn Rovers.
In that game, Cardiff City managed 61% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cardiff City was Sean Morrison (58'). On the other side, Blackburn Rovers got 17 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Sam Gallagher (24'), Ben Brereton (32', 45', 90') and Tyrhys Dolan (53') scored for Blackburn Rovers.
It’s not been often in recent games where Cardiff City have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Cardiff City have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 12 goals along the way.
Coming into this contest, Cardiff City have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion come into this meeting following a 2-1 Championship win over Queens Park Rangers in their last game.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion managed 52% possession and 19 shots on goal with 8 on target. The scorer for West Bromwich Albion was Karlan Grant (75', 88'). For their opponents, Queens Park Rangers had 5 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Andre Gray (1') was the scorer for Queens Park Rangers.
Throughout their six latest matches, Valérien Ismaël's West Bromwich Albion have turned their attacks into goals 5 times therefore earning them a goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Coming into this meeting, West Bromwich Albion are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 16/02/2010, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Cardiff City winning 2 of those games, West Bromwich Albion 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Championship match day 29 on 28/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Cardiff City 2-1 West Bromwich Albion.
On that day, Cardiff City managed 30% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Callum Paterson (46') and Lee Tomlin (76').
For their opponents, West Bromwich Albion got 16 shots on goal with 3 on target. Charlie Austin (61') scored.
The referee was Robert Jones.
Team News: Cardiff City
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Joel Bagan (Shoulder Injury) misses out.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
Due to a mostly available squad, there is just the one fitness issue for the West Bromwich Albion boss Valérien Ismaël to contend with. Rico Richards (Medial Collateral Ligament Tear) won’t be in action.
In our view, Cardiff City will need to put in a solid display to find the net against this West Bromwich Albion team who we think might get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 advantage for West Bromwich Albion at the end of the 90.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,280)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Competitions: Championship position 10
🔑 Star Player: Rubin Colwill
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Rubin Colwill was born in Neath, Wales. Having made a first senior appearance for Cardiff City in the 2020 - 2021 season, the accomplished Midfielder has netted 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 6 appearances.