Cardiff City and Preston North End are playing at Cardiff City Stadium in a match for the 29th round of the Championship. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 09-13-2016, the Preston North End won at home for (3-0). The history of direct confrontations between these two teams of the last 3 years indicates total balance, since there was 1 tie and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games.
Analysis of Cardiff City
After 9 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses, the home team is in 16th place, having won 33 points. In the last game, he lost with Reading away (2-1), having lost (1-0) in a game against Brighton & Hove Albion. In the last 10 home games for the league, Cardiff City have 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30. In their domestic league matches the most frequent result in the break was 0-0 (7 out of 14 matches). The team conceded goals in 7 out of the last 10 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has been regularly scored, as it managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 9 of their last 14 games for this competition have finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 28 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 16 times and only managed 3 rounds. In the last 14 home games for this competition there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 8 of his 18 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Cardiff go into this unmotivated game after a 2-1 loss to the Reading ground. The set of the house tends to act in a 5-3-2, privileging the offensive transitions and channeling its attack through the lateral corridors. The two arrows aimed at the “enemy” target will be Healey and Zohorè, and the man responsible for defining and conducting the offensive attacks is Icelandic Gunnarsson. It is possible that Hoilett, Ralls and Gunnarsson play the most central part of the terrain. The home manager has only one low, Bruno Ecuele Manga, who will be out for injury.
Review of Preston North End
After 11 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses, the visiting team is in 11th place, having won 40 points. In the final game, they drew 1-1 with Ipswich Town (1-1), having drawn 1-1 in a game against Aston Villa (2-2). In the last 10 away games for the championship the Preston North End has recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats, which has earned 16 points out of 30. In his league appearances as a visitor, the most frequent result in the break was 0-1 (5 out of 13 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to return to the result.
Preston are on their way after a home draw with a ball at Ipswich. Unlike the “enemy” of this round, the Preston usually works in a 4-4-2, where the two most advanced players are Robinson and Hugill. The visiting club when it invests in the offensive process usually does it through the right aisle, taking advantage of the depth offered by Vermijl’s right back. The outgoing coach will not be able to count on Calum Woods, John Welsh and Alex Baptiste for being injured.