2019-20 Sky Bet Championship: Week 38 – Sunday

Cardiff City welcome Leeds United to the Cardiff City Stadium in a huge Sky Bet Championship clash.

A win will return Cardiff to seventh and a three goal victory margin would lift them up above Preston North End into sixth and that last play-off spot.

Leeds on the other hand will return to the summit with victory here, having lost top spot on goal difference after West Bromwich Albion drew with Birmingham City.

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Jazz Richards is ruled out for Cardiff after injuring his calf during lockdown.

Greg Cunningham and Isaac Vassell are both sidelined with respective knee and quad injuries.

Leeds could be without attacking midfielder, Pablo Hernandez after the Spaniard suffered a knock in training this week.

Jean-Kevin Augustin  is also a doubt after suffering a hamstring injury in training this week, whilst Kiko Casilla (suspension) and Adam Forshaw (hip) miss out. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Cardiff are unbeaten in their last four league meetings against Leeds (W3, D1).
  • Leeds have won two of their last three trips to Cardiff (W2, L1), with a pair of 2-0 wins, although two goals has been the winning margin to the winning team in last four clashes at Cardiff City Stadium. 
  • Cardiff’s Sean Morrison has scored in each of his last two appearances against Leeds, albeit away at Elland Road. 

 

Prediction

After Saturday’s result threw up just one home win, I do worry that this will be a tough task for Cardiff and particularly if Leeds score first given their recent away form here. 

I however am expecting both teams to go for it given what is at stake for each team but behind closed doors matches however has tended to favour away teams more, so I have a feeling that Leeds should edge it here.

Prediction: Cardiff City 1-2 Leeds United

Result: Cardiff City 2-0 Leeds United

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