Manchester United v Cardiff City Preview | Key Men Stats and Team News

Manchester United v Cardiff City Preview | Key Men Stats and Team News

It will be a friendly reunion for Manchester United fans on Tuesday night as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brings his Cardiff City side to Old Trafford. The Reds were knocked out of the League Cup at home to Sunderland last week but have been buoyed by the signing of Juan Mata over the weekend, and will use this boost to get their season back on track with a win over their Welsh opponents. Solskjaer will be relishing the opportunity to return …
Manchester City v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City host Cardiff City this Saturday in the Barclays Premier League and currently sit second on 47 points whilst challenging on four fronts this season for trophies. Cardiff City, however, find themselves in the bottom 3 after weeks of speculation resulted in the departure of manager Malkay Mackay and his replacement Ole Gunnar Solksjaer faces a huge job in keeping them up. Not many would have predicted Mackay would have lost his job after Cardiff's impressive 3-2 over Manchester City in …
EPL Defensive Index | Sunderland, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham

EPL Defensive Index | Sunderland, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham

The 2013/14 campaign has undoubtedly been the most competitive in last few years - with less than half a season left, there are still fierce battles being fought in both top and bottom of a table. It's hard to make much out of a simple look at teams' standings, as the point differences are small enough to make falling from 4th to 8th or soaring from 20th to 15th possible within just 3 game weeks' time. Having said that, it …
Cardiff vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Cardiff vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Cardiff will be the hosts for West Ham, in one of five 3pm kick offs this Saturday. Both teams will eye this as a vital match since each are in a desperate battle for Premier League survival. In such an instance, the results against those teams around you can define a season and so we can expect both sides to go all out for the win. Cardiff fans have seen a grand manipulation of their club since the reign of …
Clear-Cut Finishing Analysis | Suarez, Aguero, Giroud, Rooney Compared

Clear-Cut Finishing Analysis | Suarez, Aguero, Giroud, Rooney Compared

Following on from Statto's article looking at the players to create the most clear cut chances this season, we take a look at how well the strikers have done in front of goal converting these clear cut chances. So what is a clear cut chance? [quote]A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range.[/quote] Basically, a clear-cut chance is a  “sitter”. A free header, a one-on-one, a penalty – basically …
Becca's PL Round-Up: Spurs win at OT, Arsenal top and Hazard inspires

Becca's PL Round-Up: Spurs win at OT, Arsenal top and Hazard inspires

The top four as they are now, (Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool) all picked up three points on the New Years Day fixtures, although it wasn't easy. Arsenal left it to the last three minutes before claiming the win at The Emirates as Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott struck home to beat Cardiff. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked on from the stands, Cardiff held on to what looked to be a 0-0 draw, before the Premier League leaders showed why they …
Arsenal Vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal Vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On new years day, Cardiff City travel to the Emirates to take on the league leaders, Arsenal.  Arsenal will look to continue their two game winning streak and prove the three game winless stretch just a couple of weeks ago was nothing more than a blip.  Cardiff will be looking to end their first three game losing streak of the season.  After the firing of popular manager, Malky Mackay, Cardiff's controversial owner, Vincent Tan, could use a victory to help …
Cardiff City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Cardiff City Vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On December 28th, Sunderland travel to the Cardiff City stadium to take on Cardiff City.  In a game of teams that will both be fighting off relegation, the teams are coming off results sending each other in opposite directions.  Cardiff is coming off a heavy defeat to Southampton whilst Sunderland are coming off a shock victory at Goodison Park. With Malkay Mackay sacked and Vincent Tan making all the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Cardiff are desperate for a victory. …
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