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Preview: Cardiff City (A)

The Severnside derby returns for the 2019/20 campaign with the Robins heading to South Wales this Sunday lunchtime.

The Bluebirds are unbeaten on home soil in the 2019/20 campaign, in fact only Preston North End have a better home record having played and won one more match so far.

But the Robins have superb away form too, they've lost only once away from BS3 this season and want to head into the November international break in high spirits.

Sunday's match could see Aden Flint and Marlon Pack line up against former teammates, following their respective moves to South Wales in the summer.

MATCH DETAILS

  • Date: Sunday, November 10th 2019
  • Kick-off: 12pm
  • Competition: Sky Bet Championship
  • Where: Cardiff City Stadium
  • Officials: Oliver Langford (referee), Mark Russell and Adrian Water (assistant referees), Keith Stroud (fourth official)

HEAD TO HEAD

Bristol City v Cardiff City:
W: 37 (40%)
D: 21
L: 34

 

FORM - Last five games:
Bristol City: WLWDD
Cardiff: LDDLW

CLUB NEWS

  • Centre-back Ashley Williams has extended his contract until the end of the season.
  • The former Swansea defender has also been speaking exclusively about this Sunday's fixture having experienced the South Wales derby on many occasions.
  • Nine City players from the Academy to the first team have been called up for international football.
  • No livestream will be available via Robins TV due to the match being broadcast by Sky Sports.
  • Cardiff will be without Sean Morrison, Robert Glatzel and Isaac Vassell who are all sidelined with injury, while Danny Ward is suspended having picked up a red card during the Bluebirds' 4-2 win over Birmingham City.
  • Famara Diédhiou will serve the last of his three-game suspension.

Word from the camp

Tomas Kalas marked his return from injury last week and discusses his motivation for three points on Sunday.

Head Coach Lee Johnson welcomed the extended period to prepare for the game, having had over a week since the Barnsley trip.

MEMORABLE FIXTURE

Cardiff City 1-3 Bristol City
Saturday, December 27th 2001
Nationwide League Division Two
Scorers: Scott Murray 55, 57, Lee Matthews 60
Att: 16,149

Three goals in five minutes turned this game on its head as City recorded a memorable win at Ninion Park.

Graham Kavanagh headed Cardiff in front but Scott Murray scored twice. His first came after a looping pass from Tony Thorpe before a delicate touch to cut inside and he tucked the ball past the goalkeeper.

His second was just as memorable as he cupped his hand to his ear in celebration after squeezing a shot in at the near post.

Matthews then struck a half-volley from close range. 

Bristol City XI: Stowell, Carey, Hill, Burnell, Coles, Tinnion, Murray, Thorpe, Peacock, A Brown, Bell.

AND FINALLY...

Supporters are reminded that the Robins will be backed by a sold out away end in South Wales with the full allocation snapped up by season card holders.

Fans without a ticket are urged to not travel to the Cardiff City Stadium as they will not gain entry however, the game will be shown live inside the Ashton Gate Sports Bar. Click here for full details.

And supporters with a ticket for the match can enjoy exclusive train fare discount with our official travel partner, TrainAI.