Our prediction for this Championship match:
Cardiff City will be aiming to escape the danger zone when they take on Swansea City in the South Wales derby. The Bluebirds were having their ups and downs before the international break, with the team beating Bristol City, losing to Preston, while sharing the spoils with West Bromwich Albion. The hosts are desperate to escape the danger zone, and their display in the abandoned clash against Rotherham (1-0) is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Jan Alnwick is back from suspension, while all Callum Robinson, Ebou Adams, and Jamilu Collins miss out with injuries.
The Swans, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Bristol City, and they managed to get one, with the team putting an end to their three-game losing run. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Cardiff want this triumph more than Swansea. As for the away team, Jamaica international Joel Latibeaudiere is back from suspension, while both Joe Allen and Steven Benda miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Callum Robinson):
Born in Northampton, Callum Robinson started his career at Aston Villa. Having gone through the youth ranks with the Villans, Robinson was given his first-team debut in 2013. As a product of the Aston Villa academy, Robinson unfortunately never got a chance to prove his worth at the club and ended up playing no less than 4 league appearances during his three-year stay at Villa Park.
Various loan spells – at Preston North End on two occasions and Bristol City – brought mixed fortunes for the striker up until 2016 when he sealed a permanent move with the Lillywhites. Robinson represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 levels but raised plenty of eyebrows when he declared for the Republic of Ireland in March 2018 through his late grandmother who was from Monaghan.
The striker made his senior team breakthrough in Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Celtic in Scott Brown’s testimonial match and will be hoping to prove doubters wrong and prove his motive is bigger than career opportunism.
Highlighted Team (Swansea):
Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football club from Swansea and is currently playing in the English Premier League. The biggest rival Swansea City is Cardiff City which is next to Swansea City the only football club from Wales that played in the PremierLeague.
Swansea City was founded in 1912 under the name ‘Swansea Town’. The first venue where Swansea City played was The Vetch Field. The club grew in members and fans and on 23th of July 2005 Swansea City opened the Liberty Stadium which holds a capacity of 21 000 supporters. The fans of Swansea City prefer to use the non-commercial name: White Rock Stadium.
In the history of Swansea City the club managed to win the Football League One twice and the Welsh Cup 10 times. So far the Welsh club didn’t win any prizes in the highest English divisions. Known players that wore the Swansea jersey are Lampard, Toshack, Martinez and Bony.