Our prediction for this Championship match:
Norwich City will be aiming to build on a 3-1 win over Birmingham City when they take on Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon. The Canaries are determined to book their place in the playoffs, and their display in the midweek triumph is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming fixtures. Both Josh Sargent and Teemu Pukki missed Tuesday’s clash with injuries, and, the duo is rated doubtful for the Cardiff City game.
Meanwhile, the Bluebirds have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Birmingham and Reading in the previous two league matches, but seeing that Norwich have turned their Carrow Road into a real fortress, we are going to bet on the home side this time out. Both Ebou Adams and Jamilu Collins are sidelined with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Max Aarons):
London Born Max Aarons is an English professional footballer who has represented England at the under-19 and under-21 level. At the club level, the right-back who was born on the 4th of January, 2000, started his youth career with Luton Town in 2009.
After seven years of development, he left Luton to join Norwich City in 2016 and broke into their first-team set up two years later. He made his professional debut for the Canaries on the 2nd of September, 2018, featuring in their 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town. He has since made a total of 50 appearances and is currently on a contract with the club that expires in 2024.
His performance in the 18/19 season is what earned the 19-year-old a call-up to the England Under-21 setup, making his debut for the same in an Under-21 European Qualifier against Turkey U21 on the 6th of September, 2019.
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.