The Cardiff City Stadium is the venue for a pivotal game at the bottom of the Championship table as Cardiff are set to host Huddersfield Town on Sunday afternoon.
The home side are currently sitting in 18th place in the Championship table and are currently six points above the relegation zone. Given that they have a better goal difference than Reading, Cardiff are all but guaranteed Championship football next year.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side come into this game on the back of a good run of form which has seen the Bluebirds gain seven points from their last three games. This run has included a hard-earned point against Stoke and a convincing victory over Watford.
The Bluebirds took a huge step towards Championship safety on Thursday night as they recorded a late win over Rotherham. Cedric Kipre struck in the closing stages at the New York Stadium - just over a month after the original fixture had been abandoned - to give Cardiff a 2-1 victory.
Huddersfield come into this weekend sitting just above the relegation zone in 21st place in the table. The Terriers are just one point above Reading, who are 22nd in the league, however, they crucially have a game in hand over the teams around them in the league.
Neil Warnock’s side also come into this weekend on the back of a good run of form which has seen them record just one loss in their last seven league games. This run has included draws against promotion-chasing Sunderland and Blackburn and victories over Watford, Middlesbrough and Millwall.
On Thursday evening, Josh Koroma’s second-half strike earned Huddersfield Town another vital point on the road against Sunderland. Having fallen behind to a goal from Joe Gelhardt on the break in the first half, Town showed their resilience after the break by coming out the better side, ultimately disappointed that one point wasn’t three.
In recent years, Cardiff have dominated this fixture, having lost just two of the last eighteen meetings of these two sides. This is often a tight fixture, with all of the last four games being decided by a single goal.
However, Huddersfield come into this game having won back-to-back games against Cardiff for the first time since 1995. The Terriers recorded a narrow 1-0 victory when these sides met in the reverse fixture earlier on in the campaign, thanks to a Jordan Rhodes goal in the first period.
It is Cardiff who are favoured at the bookies ahead of this matchup and are currently priced @ 11/8, whilst an away win for Huddersfield is priced @ 21/10, and a draw is @ 11/5. Sory Kaba is the favourite Cardiff player to score and he is currently priced @ 9/4, whilst Danny Ward is the favourite to score for the Terriers, currently priced @ 7/2.
We are backing Sory Kaba to score as he has shown some impressive form at the backend of Cardiff’s season. Since joining on loan in January, Kaba has netted eight times in fifteen league appearances and he has three goals in Cradiff’s last four league outings.