Our prediction for this Championship match:
Cardiff City and Preston face each other at Cardiff City Stadium in what is expected to be a close Championship encounter. The Bluebirds aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Watford and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Preston. Erol Bulut has a full squad to choose from, except for Joe Ralls and Callum ODowda, who remain in the recovery room.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 3-2 win over Ipswich Town. Preston are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but given their four-game winless run on the road, we are tempted to place our bets on draw. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Will Keane, who scored a brace in the last league match, while there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Greg Cunningham):
Greg Cunningham is a product of Manchester City football academy. Irish footballer, who was born on January 31, 1991 in Galway, though, made no more than two appearances for Manchester City in the Premier League. After ending his loan spells with Leicester City and Nottingham Forest the defender moved to Bristol City in 2012 and he played for the Robins from 2012 to 2015.
Creg Cunningham did well to win the Football League Trophy with Bristol City in the 2014/2015 season, but at the end of the season he moved to Preston North End. The Irish footballer has established himself as a first-team regular at Preston and it has to be noted that he was appointed captain of the team on July 24, 2017.
Speaking of his international career, Greg Cunningham made his debut for Republic of Ireland on May 28, 2010 in a 3-0 win over Algeria. His main position is left-back, but he is capable of playing as a centre-back if needed as well.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff):
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.