English Championship: Game Week 9
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
30th September 2023
Cardiff City will welcome Rotherham United at Cardiff City Stadium in Game Week 9 of the English Championship. Rotherham just have five points from eight games in the season so far. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Cardiff City form
After finishing in 21st place last season, Cardiff City aimed for improvement in the Championship this year and appointed Erol Bulut as their new manager. Despite starting the season with a draw against Leeds United and suffering defeats against Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City, they secured their first victory against Sheffield Wednesday with a late penalty goal from Ryan Wintle. After a narrow defeat to Ipswich Town, Cardiff had a successful return to action in September, winning the South Wales Derby against Swansea City and beating Coventry City. They then secured a 1-0 victory against Sunderland thanks to a late goal from Mark McGuinness. They were recently eliminated from the EFL Cup with a 5-2 defeat against Blackburn Rovers. Cardiff now focus on their Championship pursuits, aiming to win their fourth consecutive match and break into the top six in the upcoming weeks.
Cardiff City Predicted Lineup
Alnwick; Ng, McGuinness, Goutas, Collins; Ralls, Siopis, Wintle; Meite, Ugbo, Etete
Rotherham United form
Rotherham United will face a tough task as they travel to Wales in search of their second league win of the season. Under the management of Matthew Taylor, the team had a difficult start to the new season and currently find themselves battling near the bottom of the division. Despite securing their survival last season, they have struggled to find form this time around, earning just a single point from their opening four games. They did manage to secure a crucial win against Norwich City, but suffered defeats to Huddersfield Town and Millwall in their subsequent matches. With only four points from seven outings, Rotherham faced league leaders Preston North End in their most recent game, managing to secure a commendable draw. However, they are aware that victories are crucial in order to avoid being left behind at the bottom of the Championship table. Their aim is to secure another three points on Saturday and begin their climb up the standings.
Rotherham United Predicted Lineup
Johansson; Lembikisa, Blackett, Bramall; Onyedinma, Clucas, Tiehi, Rathbone, Revan; Nombe, Hugill
Cardiff City vs Rotherham United Expert Tips
Cardiff City will enter the upcoming match with high levels of confidence, having won three successive league games. The overall atmosphere and performance at the Bluebirds' camp have notably improved under Bulut's management this season. On the other hand, Rotherham is currently lacking consistency in their performances, making their journey to South Wales this weekend appear challenging. We do not anticipate any unexpected outcomes in favour of the Millers.