FA Cup: Bolton Wanderers v Cardiff City match preview
A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round tie at the Reebok Stadium
Friday 24 January 2014
In February 1973, before the introduction of extra-time and penalties, Bolton and Cardiff forced a second replay in their fourth round FA Cup tie after they could not be separated in the first two games. The third game had to be played at a neutral ground and Bolton won 1-0 at the Hawthorns in what was their third game in 10 days against Cardiff.
The two sides were championship rivals last season and have not met in the FA Cup since 1999 when an Eidur Gudjohnsen strike was enough to send the Trotters through to the fourth round.
Bolton, reeling after their calamitous 7-1 defeat to Reading at the weekend, are likely to be without striker David Ngog for their FA Cup tie as Premier League side Swansea are reported to have made an approach for the player. They are also without Jermaine Beckford who remains ruled out with a hamstring injury.
Cardiff have no fresh injury concerns and are still waiting to finalise a deal with Manchester United for the loan signing of Wilfred Zaha.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Cardiff 1 (Noone) Bolton 1 (Eagles), Championship, April 2013
Bolton 2 (Petrov, Ngog) Cardiff 1 (Noone), Championship, November 2012
Bolton 1 (Gudjohnsen) Cardiff 0, FA Cup, December 1999
In their last five games Bolton have only won once, against Blackpool in the FA Cup third round
Only Fulham have conceded more goals than Cardiff’s 38 in the Premier League this season
Cardiff have only two wins in their last 10 away matches in all competitions
Bolton to win: 2.6
Cardiff to win: 3.4
TV: Highlights on ITV at 10.45pm
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