With the bid for a promotion to the Premier League, side Cardiff City will have to go toe to toe with Leeds United at the Cardiff City Stadium. The match schedules for 15th March with kickoff at 16:00 GMT.
Cardiff City currently sits two points off the playoffs while their counterparts following a mid-season surgery are currently on a scintillating form. Despite a glimpse of brilliance with their games, the spark has not been enough with the inconsistency. With their current form, the Bluebirds run the risk of battling it all at the playoffs.
A win against the high flying Marco Bielsa’s side might be the needed spark that ignites their title hopes for a return to the league. However, it will be an uphill task given the depth of the squad under Bielsa and their current running form in the Championship.
What can we expect from the clash this weekend? The inspiring comeback from three goals down by the Bluebirds at the Elland Road will try to upset the current form under Leeds. Another factor for testing will be the awful record of the Yorkshire Club against the Bluebirds. However, both sides fancy their chances.
Cardiff City vs. Leeds United Head to Head
Both sides have met 17 times in the Championship with the Bluebirds taking home 11 wins while Leeds contends with only three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leeds 3-3 Cardiff City
Leeds 1-4 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 3-1 Leeds
Leeds 0-2 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds
Cardiff City 0-2 Leeds
Leeds 1-0 Cardiff City
Leeds 1-2 Cardiff City
Cardiff City Team News
Despite no injury woes at the club, Harris remains a doubt with the availability and form of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Isaac Vessel, and Lee Tomlin. Isaac Vessel featured in the side’s under-23’s side. The star has been in and out of injury spells at the club.
Other injury boosts for the side include the imminent return of Bamba and Etheridge, who picked up serious game time in their under-23’s performances. Jazz Richards has made full field training and is up for selection ahead of the clash.
Leeds United Team News
Midfielder was a missing feature during their clash with Huddersfield after recovering from a knee injury sustained during their clash with Reading. New signing Jean-Kevin August continues on the sidelines, awaiting a debut after a hamstring problem.
Prediction and Odds
Leeds are on a winning streak at the top of the Championship table and will not let the feet of the gas pedal ahead of the clash.
Goals Under 2.5