Our prediction for this Championship match:
Preston play host to Cardiff City at their Deepdale in what is expected to be a close Championship game. The Lilywhites have been involved in some low-scoring games of late, with the team playing out three goalless draws in the previous four league fixtures. Defender Liam Lindsay is back from suspension, while both Andrew Hughes and Emil Riis Jakobsen are sidelined with injuries. Anyhow, the hosts are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s encounter.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Bristol City, but beating Preston on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Deepdale, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. First-choice goalkeeper Ryan Allsop serves a one-game ban, while all Callum Robinson, Ebou Adams, and Jamilu Collins remain in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Robbie Brady):
Robbie Brady is an Irish footballer who plays for Norwich City as a winger, but he is capable of playing at left back as well. Brady began his youth career at St. Kevin’s Boys, where he was spotted by Manchester United scouts. In 2008 he joined the Old Trafford outfit at age 16.
He played for Manchester United U-18 team, but he did not make his debut for the senior team. The Irish footballer played for Hull City on loan in the 2011/2012 and the 2012/2013 Championship campaigns and in January, 2013 he signed a permanent deal with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Robbie Brady made his Republic of Ireland debut on 8 September, 2012, in a 4-1 win over Oman and it has to be noted that he scored one goal and provided two assists for his teammates in the victory over the Asian team.
He represented the Boys in Green at the 2016 European Championship finals and he scored the winner against Italy that helped the team make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament.
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.