Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Cardiff will be aiming to kick off their Carabao Cup campaign in style when they take on Northampton at Sixfields Stadium on Saturday. The Bluebirds did well to book their place in the Championship playoffs last term, but Fulham proved to be a big catch for the Welsh outfit in the double-header. Cardiff City are eager to return to the Premier League, but they have big ambitions for the 2020/21 EFL Cup campaign as well.
The Cobblers, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-0 pre-season loss to Luton Town. Northampton Town are eager to impress on their return to the League One, but they will have a big fish to fry in the Carabao Cup clash against Cardiff. Considering that there will be no spectators at Sixfields Stadium due to the fierce of coronavirus spread, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Championship outfit.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Turnbull):
Born in Trowbridge, England, on October 30, 1994, Jordan Turnbull is a professional footballer who plays for Northampton Town as a defender. Turnbull is a product of Swindon Town football academy, but in 2007 he was spotted by Southampton scouts.
Despite signing a professional contract with Southampton, he did not see any game action with the Saints at senior level. The English footballer made no fewer than 86 league appearances for Swindon Town during his loan spell with the Robins, and in 2016 he signed a contract with Coventry City.
Jordan Turnbull spent the 2017/2018 on loan Partick Thistle before joining Northampton Town permanently. Speaking of his international career, the Northampton centre-back has two caps with the England U19 team, and one cap with the England U20. Jordan Turnbull, who is used as a left-back as well, wears the number 6 jersey at Northampton Town. His preferred foot is left.
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.