Our prediction for this Championship match:
WBA will look to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Blackburn Rovers when they take on Cardiff City in the Championship round 4. The Baggies are eager to put an end to their three-game winless run, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Cardiff. WBA have been underperforming at the start of the season, but Tuesday’s clash could be the turning point for the home side. Okay Yokuslu is widely expected to replace Jake Livermore in the starting XI, while both Kenneth Zohore and Daryl Dike remain in the recovery room.
The Bluebirds, on the other hand, defeated Birmingham City thanks to Philogene-Bidace’s goal, but seeing that WBA want this win more than Cardiff, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to West Bromwich. There are no fresh injury worries in the Welsh outfit ahead of the midweek fixture.
Highlighted Player (Callum Robinson):
Born in Northampton, Callum Robinson started his career at Aston Villa. Having gone through the youth ranks with the Villans, Robinson was given his first-team debut in 2013. As a product of the Aston Villa academy, Robinson unfortunately never got a chance to prove his worth at the club and ended up playing no less than 4 league appearances during his three-year stay at Villa Park.
Various loan spells – at Preston North End on two occasions and Bristol City – brought mixed fortunes for the striker up until 2016 when he sealed a permanent move with the Lillywhites. Robinson represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 levels but raised plenty of eyebrows when he declared for the Republic of Ireland in March 2018 through his late grandmother who was from Monaghan.
The striker made his senior team breakthrough in Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Celtic in Scott Brown’s testimonial match and will be hoping to prove doubters wrong and prove his motive is bigger than career opportunism.
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.