Our prediction for this Championship match:
Preston play host to Cardiff City at their Deepdale in what is expected to be a close Championship encounter. The Lilywhites aim to build on back-to-back wins over Coventry City and Blackburn Rovers and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Even though all Millar, Cunningham, Whatmough, McCann, Hughes, Ramsay, and Jakobsen remain in the recovery room, we predict that the in-form hosts are going to find the net in Saturday’s encounter.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 3-2 loss to Norwich City. As the South Wales outfit looked sharp up front in their last league fixture as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Callum ODowda are out of contention with injuries, while defender Perry Ng faces race against the clock to bet fit for the Deepdale showdown.
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.