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🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Cardiff (H)

Take an in-depth look at how City match up against the Bluebirds as Cardiff travel to Ashton Gate for the Severnside Derby on Saturday (12.30pm).

🔴 OURSELVES

City head into this game off the back of a 6-2 defeat at Craven Cottage against a ruthless Fulham side, the two City goals coming through two well struck Antoine Semenyo strikes.

Nigel Pearson will want to see his side quickly bounce back from their game with the Cottagers they head into the much anticipated Severnside Derby looking to get back-to-back league home wins in front of over 20,000 fans at Ashton Gate.

Antoine Semenyo is yet to score at Ashton Gate this season therefore he will be keen to follow on from his excellent finishing after impressing on the road in recent fixtures.

🧳 OUR OPPONENTS

Cardiff come into this game without a SkyBet Championship win since late November when they beat Luton Town 2-1 at Kenilworth Road, thanks to goals from Sean Morrison and Ruben Colwill. 

Steve Morison will be keen to see his side claim all three points in his first Severnside Derby as he looks to put a bit of distance between his side and the relegation zone as they sit just five points above 22nd placed Peterborough. 

With just one clean sheet in the league this season Morison will want to see his side be robust at the back as centre back Aden Flint returns to his former club. 

📝 CARDIFF PROFILE

Formed: 1899
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Nickname: The Bluebirds
Manager: Steve Morison
Finish last season: 8th, Sky Bet Championship

Honours:

  • Second division champions: 2012/13
  • Third division champions: 1946/47 (South)
  • Fourth Division champions: 1992/93
  • FA Cup winners: 1926/27
  • Welsh Cup champions: 22 times
  • FAW Premier Cup winners: 2001/02 

📍 MATCH DETAILS 

Where: Ashton Gate
When: Saturday, January 22nd (12:30pm)
Competition: SkyBet Championship

Referee: Gavin Ward
Assistant Referee: Graham Kane
Assistant Referee: Bhupinder Gill
Fourth Official: James Linginton


🆚 HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY

Match vs the opposition: 97
Won: 40
Drew: 21
Lost: 36

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions…

Goals scored: 34
Goals conceded: 48

Championship position: 16th (30 points)
Carabao Cup: First Round
Emirates FA Cup: Round Three 

Yellow cards: 47
Red cards: 1

Top goalscorer: Andi Weimann (12)
Top assists: Andi Weimann and Chris Martin (4)

CARDIFF

Match vs the opposition: 97
Won: 36
Drew: 21
Lost: 40

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions…

Goals scored: 31
Goals conceded: 49

Championship position: 20th (23 points) 
Carabao Cup: Second Round
Emirates FA Cup: Round Four (February 6th, 2022 v Liverpool at Anfield)

Yellow cards: 58
Red cards: 3

Top goalscorer: Kieffer Moore (5)
Top assists: Ryan Giles (9)


MATCH REWIND 

Result: Cardiff 1-2 Bristol City
When: 28.08.21
Competition: SkyBet Championship

Zak Vyner clipped the ball forward for Andreas Weimann, who initially saw the ball get away from him, before racing past Aden Flint to bury the ball past Dillon Phillips from a tight angle.

The Bluebirds had begun to pile on the pressure at the start of the second half and moments later it paid off when Marlon Pack slipped in Kieffer Moore, whose deflected shot was cleared off the line by Nathan Baker but bounced back into the net via Bentley’s back.

Antoine Semenyo was introduced after 65 minutes and he looked alert from the off, forcing Phillips into a low stop before assisting City on their way back in front. It was his cross from the right which found Weimann arriving at the far post and the Austrian caught his volley perfectly to restore City’s lead. 

🎥 TAKE A LOOK BACK


👀 ONE TO WATCH

Joe Ralls

The midfielder has five assists to his name this season as well as currently siting joint top of the Cardiff ratings with a score of 7.04 alongside former Robin, Aden Flint. 

Aside from his year loan to Yeovil Town in 2013, Ralls has been at Cardiff his whole senior career after joining back in 2010. He has since go on to make over 250 appearances for the Welsh club. 

The Bluebirds' number eight has made 16 Sky Bet Championship appearances this season, captaining the side on two occasions and will now be look to add to his recent goal contributions tally after creating four goals in his last five games.


📺 WATCH ON ROBINS TV

As per EFL guidelines Saturday's fixture will be available to international and domestic viewers with coverage getting underway at 12pm live from Ashton Gate.

Professional Development phase Coach Ali Hines will be in the studio with the Robins TV team to provide pre-match and post-match analysis as well as co-commentary throughout the 90 minutes.

A Robins Live audio pass is also available. 

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