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Blue Day for the Bluebirds? Cardiff Preview

Tomorrow sees Malky Mackay’s Cardiff City side visit St Andrews with both teams tussling for the playoffs and both looking to bounce back from disappointing midweek results.

Cardiff City

Cardiff come into the game after a last-minute equaliser from Coventry denied them a win that would have propelled the Bluebirds into the play off places. However, their form is not great; one win in the last six games away to Bristol City isn’t the kind of form that they would be hoping for although they have also picked up three draws in that time. Draws are certainly what Cardiff do best; only Palace have drawn as many times as the Bluebirds in the division, and no team can match the ten away draws that Cardiff have already picked up. Cardiff are also equal with West Ham for the fewest away defeats in the second tier.

Stephen McPhail is fit for the game despite coming off in the midweek draw with the Sky Blues; Kenny Miller is doubtful however but other than that Mackay hasn’t any other new problems.

Blues

Blues go into this game still in a run of poor form with one win in their last six games and Hughton will no doubt be urging his troops to push on harder as the fight for the playoff places really starts to gear up.

David Murphy misses the Cardiff game after being red-carded at Pompey; in his pre-match presser it seems Chris Hughton has decided either Peter Ramage or Guirane N’Daw will fill in the role which means no likely place on the pitch for Cian Hughton; the boss’s son may not even make the sixteen. Jordon Mutch returns after a three match ban to compete for a place in the middle and Erik Huseklepp is back in the squad after missing out due to loan rules in midweek.

Whilst this game might be a must-win, I cannot see it happening. Cardiff are a good side who don’t often lose away from home; Blues have a patched up defence and seem to have run out of steam as they enter their 52nd game of the season. I think it’ll be a tough draw at best – which will not bode well for our chances of promotion.

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4 Responses to “Blue Day for the Bluebirds? Cardiff Preview”

  • andy says:

    Cardiff have suffered a little without Kenny Miller but reports suggest he maybe fit for sundays game. Thats a blow to Birmingham’s dodgy defence but its a must win game for both teams.

  • Bluehobba says:

    Blues always score and I see us getting back to winning ways at home. 1-0 to the Blues king the scorer, long live the king!

  • andy says:

    Results elsewhere was in Blues favour today so a draw against Cardiff is enough to take us back into the play off places, having said that, any team which harbours hopes of promotion should win their home games.

  • bluespeter1 says:

    I think a few of us said mid table would be a victory given all the lost players, small squad, number of games and the carson debacle. Now its the business end of the season and we’re tired and short handed, bur we still might pull it off. I guess last week was probably the worst defeat of the season. Will the players react even with a dodgy defence? Hope so.


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