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 …
Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 3 Cardiff City 1 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool made it four wins in a row with a 3-1 victory to go temporarily top of the league until the resolution of  Arsenal and Chelsea's meeting on Monday night. A high tempo first half performance which gradually picked up intensity as it went on, saw Liverpool put the game out of sight early. It proved difficult to match the fluidity and co-ordination in the pressing shown against Spurs last Sunday. However despite not quite reaching those peaks without the …
Aaron Ramsey | Player Performance Analysis Vs Cardiff City

Aaron Ramsey | Player Performance Analysis Vs Cardiff City

Aaron Ramsey returned home to the club that gave him the chance to be the next world class midfielder and put in a performance worthy of awe all around. Ramsey scored two goals against his old club, a perfect return where both player and fans had huge respect for each other, so much so that when Ramsey didn't celebrate scoring his goals, the Cardiff fans gave him a round of applause and chanted his name. In a time when footballers …
Prediction Model: Wk 14 Forecasts | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd to win

Prediction Model: Wk 14 Forecasts | Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd to win

Let's kick off with a quick round-up of Saturday and Sunday before we get onto the midweek game predictions... The past weekend went fairly well, with a small 5% profit if you were betting on the EPL Model's calls. We got six out of ten results correct, with the games at Chelsea, Man City, Cardiff, Everton, Norwich and Newcastle all running as forecast. Fulham was the big miss this week, with a predicted draw coming out as a comfortable West …
Cardiff 0 Arsenal 3 | Tactical Analysis

Cardiff 0 Arsenal 3 | Tactical Analysis

Another good performance from Arsenal which will bring yet more confidence for a title challenge. Cardiff started in what is probably best described as a 4-4-1-1, but varied throughout and was often a 4-4-2 in defence when Arsenal were in build up. Arsenal played in their usual 4-2-3-1, although formations were not the story of the match by any means. Arsenal control first half well The story of the first half was very much based around Arsenal's intelligence on how …
Aston Villa Vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Aston Villa Vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Aston Villa will once again try to improve their Premier League form this weekend but they will have to beat a buoyant Cardiff to do it. The Bluebirds are coming into this game on the back of a win against fierce rivals Swansea last weekend, and this could help them on their trip to Villa Park on Saturday. Paul Lambert will likely be looking at managing his side through another relegation battle this season so he will know how beneficial …
Becca's PL Round-Up: Arsenal-Liverpool clash, Wales Derby, and Stats

Becca's PL Round-Up: Arsenal-Liverpool clash, Wales Derby, and Stats

Arsenal made a name for themselves at The Emirates on Saturday evening as the London side defeated Liverpool 2-0 to stretch the gap to 5 points at the top. Goals from Cazorla and man of the moment, Aaron Ramsey, were enough to beat Liverpool in what was their first away defeat of the season. Although there was some controversy after a Jordan Henderson goal was brought back for a free kick, Arsenal did run out deserved winners.  They had 7 …
Chelsea vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea welcome Cardiff to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for the first league game between these two sides since March 1984. Chelsea go into the game third in the table two points behind leaders Arsenal, while Cardiff sit in 14th after taking eight points from their opening seven games. Cardiff face a daunting task at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea winning all three of their home games so far this season and 10 of their 13 Premier League home games in 2013. …