Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Derby County and Burton Albion, Cardiff City take on Bristol City at their Cardiff City Stadium on Friday evening. The Bluebirds have been struggling in front of goal this season and the fact that they failed to score in four of their previous five games in the Championship is not giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Bristol City. The Robins are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the English second tier and they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Wales. Bristol City hammered Fulham 4-0 in their last away game in the Championship and that is the main reason why we predict the visitors are going to emerge triumphant in Friday’s football game at Cardiff City Stadium. A win over Cardiff City could see Bristol City climb to second place in the standings.
Highlighted Player (Lex Immers):
Lex Immers is a Dutch footballer who was born in Hague, on 8 June, 1996. During his youth career he played for the likes of LENS, DSO, Vredenburch and ADO Den Haag. The midfielder, who is capable of playing up front as well, made his senior debut on 24 August, 2007. After spending five years at Den Haag, he moved to Feyenoord on 5 June, 2012 for a fee of €1m. In 2016 he was sent on loan to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he scored 5 goals in 15 appearances in the Championship for the Welsh outfit. As a result, Cardiff City chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Dutch footballer and his contract with the Bluebirds expires in 2018. On 2 March, 2011 Lens Immers offended Ajax supporters and that incident certainly marked his career. The attacker was fined by Den Haag chiefs for his behaviour back then. Anyhow, Immers has clearly enjoyed playing for Den Haag as witnessed by a tattoo of a stork, which is the symbol of the town.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby.
Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909.
The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.