EFL Championship: Game Week 39
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
1st April 2023
Cardiff City is set to welcome Swansea City in the much-anticipated South Wales derby, with the former aware that triumph in this fixture could potentially propel them even further away from the danger of relegation in the Championship.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Cardiff City’s Form
Cardiff City's recent form has seen them earn just five points from their previous 12 fixtures, making their recent upturn in fortunes more noteworthy. However, manager Sabri Lamouchi is cognizant of the fact that much work lies ahead if the club hopes to maintain its position in the second tier of English football.
Presently, Cardiff finds themselves merely three points behind Huddersfield Town, who are now seemingly in the clear from any potential points deduction, thereby amplifying the importance of matches such as the upcoming one on Saturday.
Despite Cardiff's impressive haul of seven points from their last three home fixtures, the South Wales derby against Swansea City is notoriously unpredictable and therefore presents a significant challenge.
Cardiff’s possible lineup
Allsop; Ng, Kipre, McGuinness; Romeo, Wintle, Sawyers, O'Dowda, Philogene; Kaba, Etete.
Swansea City’s Form
Prior to their recent victory over Bristol City, Swansea City had suffered defeats in five of their last six fixtures, with four of those losses coming at the hands of promotion-contending teams. However, the team showed resilience by bouncing back with a 2-0 triumph over fellow mid-table side Bristol City.
Swansea City has secured eight victories from 19 league fixtures played on their home ground during the current 2022-23 season. This level of achievement is crucial, given their vulnerability away from home.
The team has suffered eight defeats on their travels this season, with four of those losses coming consecutively since February 11th. Furthermore, Swansea has only managed to score a solitary goal in their last four away fixtures, highlighting their struggles on the road.
Swansea City’s lineup
Fisher; Darling, Cabango, Wood, Manning; Grimes; Cundle, Fulton, Ntcham; Piroe, Cullen.
Cardiff vs Swansea expert tips
After registering a much-needed win in their previous outing, Swansea City's performance in their upcoming fixture remains uncertain. Despite Cardiff City being the favorites to come out on top, there is a possibility that Martin's men may secure a draw in the match or even can secure a win. We expect a double chance for Swansea City with less than 2.5 goals in the game.