Our prediction for this Championship match:
Out-of-sorts Cardiff City will be looking to record their only second win of the season when they take on Leeds United, who did well to beat Birmingham City in midweek. The Bluebirds suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Preston on Tuesday evening and, as a result, Jonathan Trollope is under big pressure ahead of the visit of Leeds United. The Whites have been playing below expectations at the start of the season, but they gave fans some cheer in midweek, with the team beating Blackburn Rovers at their Elland Road. Leeds returned to winning ways following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town and they are certainly capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match against the out-of-form Welsh outfit. Taking everything into account, we predict that the Whites are going to pick up one point from the Cardiff City Stadium clash.
Highlighted Player (Aron Gunnarsson):
Aron Gunnarsson started his youth career at Akureyri and after making 11 appearances for the senior team, he joined AZ Alkmaar in 2006. The midfielder, who was born on 22 April, 1988, was not happy at AZ as he played no more than one game for the Dutch outfit in two seasons and, as a result, he decided to leave the club on 17 June, 2008.
The Icelandic footballer signed a three-year deal with Coventry City and it has to be noted that he scored 6 goals in 123 league appearances for the English club. On 8 July, 2011, he joined Cardiff City on a free transfer and he made 45 appearances for the Welsh outfit in the 2014/2015 Championship campaign, scoring four goals for the club.
Aron Gunnarson, though, played just 28 games for the Bluebirds in the 2015/2016 season and you should have in mind that he netted two goals for the team in the league. Gunnarson represented Iceland at the Euro 2016 finals and he made his 64th appearance for the national team at the tournament in France.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.