Our prediction for this Championship match:
After sharing the spoils with Brentford in London, Cardiff City will be aiming to put an end to their five-game winless run when they take on Wycombe on Matchday 44. The Bluebirds missed out on a place in the playoffs, but, no doubt, their pride will be at stake when they face Wycombe on Saturday afternoon. All Bacuna, Ojo, and Osei-Tutu are pushing for a start, while Bagan, Bamba, Bennett, Morrison, Tomlin, and Vassell remain in the recovery room.
The Chairboys, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the standings, six points behind the safe zone. The rock-bottom side aim to keep their survival hopes alive, and given their display in a 2-1 win over Bristol City, we believe that punters can find value in betting on the visiting team. The likes of Gape, Tafazolli, and Ofoborh are all likely to miss the game through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Sol Bamba):
Souleymane “Sol” Bamba is an Ivory Coast international who plays for Leeds United in the Championship. The defender spent five years in PSG youth school (1999-2004) and he made no more than one league appearance for the first team.
In July 2006 he signed for Scottish team Dunfermline and after spending two years at East End Park, he moved to fellow Scottish Premier League club Hibernian in 2008. Sol Bamba played as a centre back for the Hibs and he was producing brilliant performances with the Easter Road outfit.
The Ivory Coast defender used to play for the likes of Leicester City, Trabzonspor and Palermo in the past as well and on 24 June, 2015 he signed a permanent deal with Leeds United. Bamba made his Ivory Coast debut in 2008 in a friendly game against Israel. Over the years he has established himself as Ivory Coast first-team regular, but he was surprisingly omitted from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Ivory Coast squad. Bamba is a 190-cm-tall centre back and he is well known for his aerial skills and brilliant tackles.
Highlighted Team (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.