Stoke City v Cardiff City: Premier League match preview
A look ahead to this week's Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium.
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Stoke will be looking to quickly bounce back this week following a damaging 4-0 defeat to Everton last Saturday. Mark Hughes’ team currently lie 17th in the Premier league, just 3 points off the relegation zone.
In one of 10 Premier league mid-week fixtures, Stoke face-off against Cardiff on Wednesday who also have 13 points going into the matchup. Cardiff City, only one place below Stoke due to goal difference, also lost heavily on Saturday, suffering a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal at home. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay praised his players in spite of the loss, describing his squad as “very brave”. Both teams will be looking to secure valuable points against one another as just 3 teams remain only 3 points clear of the relegation zone.
KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Cardiff 0 Stoke 2 (Walters (2)), FA Cup, January 2011
Stoke 1 (Tuncay) Cardiff 1 (Chopra), FA Cup, January 2011
Stoke 2 (Johnson, Fuller) Cardiff 1 (Hasselbaink), Championship, February 2008
Stoke have won four and lost none of their last six meetings in all competitions against Cardiff City (W4 D2 L0).
There have been just five goals scored in the last five Barclays Premier League matches played at the Britannia Stadium.
Stoke are one of three teams yet to score a headed goal this season along with Spurs and West Ham.
Cardiff have won just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W1 D2 L4).
Stoke to win: 2.05
Cardiff to win: 3.6
TV: Highlights on Sky Sports 1 at 10pm
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