EFL Championship: Game Week 45
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
30th April 2023
Cardiff City is set to host Huddersfield Town on Sunday at Cardiff City Stadium. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Cardiff City form
Despite facing two significant poor runs of form since his appointment, Sabri Lamouchi has had his ups and downs as Cardiff's coach. Nevertheless, with six victories and two draws from 16 matches, he has successfully eliminated the threat of relegation, and Cardiff is currently ranked 18th in the standings, with a superior goal difference to Reading, the only team that can overtake them.
Cardiff's recent performance has been outstanding, with a seven-point haul from games against Watford, Stoke City, and Rotherham United indicating that the team has a bright future under Lamouchi's leadership. The match against Rotherham United on Thursday was especially meaningful after the original game was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch with Cardiff leading 1-0 after 48 minutes.
The 2-1 victory, sealed by Cedric Kipre's 87th-minute winner, would have been a satisfying triumph for everyone involved with Cardiff, and they are now aiming for an unbeaten five-game streak, which would be a first this season.
Cardiff City Predicted lineup
Alnwick; Ng, Kipre, McGuinness; Romeo, Rinomhota, Wintle, Ralls; Philogene; Etete, Kaba
Huddersfield Town Form
Despite the positive impact that the former Cardiff manager Neil Warnock's appointment was expected to have, Huddersfield's situation is far from clear. Although they have collected 16 points from 12 matches, which is a better return than what many Terriers fans would have predicted, they have been winless in their last three matches and are just one point above the relegation zone.
While they have a game in hand over Reading, a heavy defeat may prove decisive, given that the goal difference is only one strike different between the two sides. Huddersfield is set to host Reading on the final day, which could be an exciting occasion at the John Smith's Stadium.
Huddersfield Town possible lineup
Vaclik; Pearson, Lees, Helik, Ruffels; Kasumu, Rudoni; Koroma, Diarra, Headley; Ward
Cardiff City vs Huddersfield Town Expert Tips
Despite their recent surge and confirmation of survival, Cardiff has struggled to perform well in their home games lately. This presents an opportunity for Huddersfield, who can take inspiration from their spirited performance against Sunderland and look to end their winless streak by capitalizing on Cardiff's home struggles. Over 2.5 goals are predicted to be scored in this game.