Stoke City vs Cardiff City Match Analysis & Prediction
10/12/2022 6:00 pm
Stoke City and Cardiff City meet Saturday afternoon to improve their second-half-of-season results. The two clubs occupy the 17th and 19th positions in the Championship, losing 21 of their 42 matches this campaign.
After arriving with high expectations, Alex Neil knows that he is under pressure to deliver at Stoke City. The club have not made an ill-considered change in recent years, but Neil will be provided with time.
However, the team currently sit just two points clear of relegation. He has collected 18 points from 15 matches, with two important wins recently coming against Wigan Athletic and Luton Town; however, Stoke lost 2-0 to West Bromwich Albion and is now out of the bottom three.
Only seven points separate 12th from 23rd place, highlighting that Stoke’s season could go either way when they resume playing with this game against Manchester United.
Cardiff City held a tribute match for the late Peter Whittingham on Tuesday night, beating Aston Villa 3-1 in front of an emotional crowd.
The win was the Bluebirds’ first since returning from the World Cup break, and it will provide a much-needed boost ahead of the restart as they look to move away from the relegation zone.
Before the tournament, Cardiff lost home encounters with Hull City and Sheffield United by 3-2 and 1-0 scorelines, respectively. A chance to build on three away wins in six attempts will be welcomed by manager Mark Hudson and his squad.
Stoke City vs. Cardiff City Head to head
Both sides have 11 games against each other with each side taking three wins and five draws.
16/03/2022Cardiff2Stoke City1EFL Championship
Stoke City Team News
Nick Powell, who returned to training this week, may not start for the Hammers. This could mean a recall for Dwight Gayle. Sam Clucas and Josh Laurent remain injured. But Stoke has been handed a huge boost after Harry Souttar returned from a serious knee injury to star for Australia at the World Cup.
Stoke City's Last 5 Matches
02/12/2022Nottingham Forest1Stoke2Club Friendlies
12/11/2022West Brom2Stoke0EFL Championship
02/11/2022Wigan0Stoke City1EFL Championship
Cardiff City Team News
Rubin Colwill and Mark Harris are vying for a spot in the Cardiff starting lineup after representing Wales at the World Cup. However, Kion Etete is expected to make his first Championship start of the season after netting a brace versus Aston Villa, with Callum Robinson potentially dropping out of the team.
Cardiff City 's Last 5 Matches
30/11/2022Cardiff1Aston Villa3Club Friendly
12/11/2022Cardiff0Sheffield United1EFL Championship
08/11/2022Cardiff2Hull City3EFL Championship
Stoke City vs. Cardiff City : Odds and Predictions
3 Way: Draw
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