Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 2-0 win over Bristol City, Watford will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they welcome Cardiff City to their Vicarage Road on Wednesday evening. The Hornets are four points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this has to go down as yet another must-win game for the home team. Even though all Assombalonga, Cleverley, Sierralta, Dele-Bashiru, Kayembe, Hause, and Gosling remain in the recovery room, home win should be considered as Cardiff City experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Sheffield United.
The Bluebirds suffered three defeats in the previous four away games, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on Watford this time out. The visitors will be without Callum Robinson, Ebou Adams, and Jamilu Collins in Wednesday’s clash, while fit-again midfielder Callum O’Dowda is pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011.
He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team.
On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
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.