Southampton vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This Saturday, Southampton take on Cardiff City at St Mary’s. The fixture will kick off at 3.07 as all fixtures begin 7 minutes later in memory of the Hillsborough disaster. The game comes with Cardiff desperately in need of points, but Southampton safe and with nothing to play for except maintaining their 8th position. Some of Southampton’s players are playing for World Cup spots however, so the game is sure to be an extremely competitive one. The Saints have had a …
West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men Stats

West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men Stats

This coming Saturday, West Bromwich Albion welcome Cardiff City for a relegation six pointer. Both clubs find themselves separated by three league places and three league points. West Brom have only won one of their last ten, a win that was Pepe Mel’s first as manager. Last weekend saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat away to Hull, instantly bringing down the high from a first victory in long period the week before. They will have to get themselves up for …
Everton vs Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Everton vs Cardiff City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This Saturday, Everton host Cardiff City at Goodison Park. Everton have hit a tricky spell in their season, and have lost three of their last five Premier League games. This is a stark contrast to their early season form when they only lost two games in their first twenty-fixtures. These three defeats have all come against teams above them, so it is imperative that the Toffees win their next few fixtures in an attempt to claw back some points. Cardiff …
Relegation Watch: The Bottom Six' Chance of Survival

Relegation Watch: The Bottom Six' Chance of Survival

As the season moves into its final stretch, the battle at the bottom of the table is just as fierce as that at the top. With only six points separating 10th place from 18th, there are a number of teams that are still in danger of the drop. With 9 games remaining for most teams, it is still uncertain who will be relegated. In this article we look at the bottom six and their chances of survival. Fulham Currently sitting bottom …
Cardiff City Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

League leaders Arsenal travel to the Cardiff City stadium this weekend to take on Cardiff. The Bluebirds held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw last weekend with a last gasp equaliser. The home side will be in high spirits; but, so will the Gunners who are currently four points clear at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners beat highflying Southampton 2-0 last weekend in a tricky game at the Emirates. This was followed by a comfortable 2-0 win …
Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

Strengths and Weaknesses of Mackay's Cardiff City | Tactical Analysis

On paper, Cardiff’s game plan against Fulham should have played into Fulham’s strengths: the towering duo of Brede Hangeland and Fernando Amorebieta. Cardiff City’s strengths can be categorised into four different elements of play: Set Plays Positional play when playing out from the back (in their own half) The defensive organisation of their medium and low blocks Wide play as an entry route into the opposition’s box It is by no coincidence that each of Cardiff’s strengths are that of …
Fulham vs Cardiff City Match Preview | Team News & Key Men

Fulham vs Cardiff City Match Preview | Team News & Key Men

Martin Jol’s Fulham take on Malky Mackay’s Cardiff City this Saturday with the teams within two places of each other. Fulham find themselves in the bottom three, sitting in 18th place. Martin Jol’s team have only managed to win one game this season, when they defeated fellow early season struggler's Sunderland. Since then, they have drawn one and lost three, most recently losing at Stamford Bridge in the West London derby. Martin Jol will hope that his team can bounce back …