Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bolton Wanderers have been having their ups and downs in the first half of the season. Following a 3-1 win over Barnsley the newcomers suffered back-to-back losses to the likes of Nottingham Forest and Burton Albion and, no doubt, they are low on confidence ahead of Saturday’s football match against Cardiff City. Bolton sit in bottom three in the Championship standings, but a win over the Bluebirds should see them escape the relegation zone. Cardiff City’s main goal is to secure automatic promotion to the English top flight and a hard-fought 1-0 win over Hull City certainly helped them move one step closer to turning their dream into reality. The Welsh outfit are enjoying a very successful season and seeing that the Trotters suffered a dip in form, we predict the visitors will emerge triumphant in the Macron Stadium clash. It has to be noted that Cardiff City emerged triumphant in each of their two meetings in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign.
Highlighted Player (Sammy Ameobi):
Sammy Ameobi is the younger brother of a famoust Newcastle United player Shola. Sammy is a product of Newcastle United football academy as well and he scored two goals in 56 appearances for the first team. The pacey attacker played for the likes of Middlesbrough, Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers on loan in the past before signing a permanent deal with the Trotters on July 14, 2017. Sammy Ameobi was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on May 1, 1992, but he has two caps for Nigeria U20 team. The left-footed footballer played for the England U21 team as well, but he has yet to make his senior debut for the Three Lions. Ameobi’s main position is centre-forward, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well. Sammy Ameobi made his Bolton debut on September 3, 2016 against Southend and it has to be noted that he scored two goals in 20 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 League One campaign. At the end of the season Bolton were promoted to the Championship.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff City):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators.
The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League.
The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby.
The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.