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            Cardiff City vs Ipswich Town Preview, Tips & Stats

            Cardiff City host Ipswich Town in the early Saturday kick off in the Championship this weekend. Ipswich look to close in on top of the league Leicester whereas Cardiff aim to enter the top half of the table.

            Cardiff currently sit tenth in the Championship after 36 games. The BlueBirds have 15 wins, five draws and 16 losses, leaving them on 50 points, seven points from the Play-offs.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Cardiff have three wins, one draw and one loss.

            Jamilu Collins opened the scoring for Cardiff but a brace from Josh Sargent and goals from Gabriel Sara and Christian Fassnacht gave Norwich the 4 - 1 win. The next time out, Cardiff hosts Blackburn Rovers. There were only six shots on target in the entire 90 minutes, but neither side could convert any of them as the game finished in a 0 - 0 draw.

            Cardiff bounced back against Stoke City. Kion Etete gave Cardiff the lead in the fifth minute and Karlan Grant doubled their lead just after the 30 minute mark. Bae Jun-ho got Stoke on the scoresheet before halftime, but Cardiff held on for the 2 - 1 win. It was another win for Cardiff in a big game against Bristol City. Perry Ng scored the only goal of the game in the 66th minute to give Cardiff the 1 - 0 win.

            The last time out for Cardiff was against Huddersfield. Famara Diedhiou scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute to give Cardiff the 1 - 0 win over Huddersfield.

            Ipswich, on the other hand, currently sit second in the Championship. In 36 games, Ipswich have 23 wins, nine draws and four losses which leaves them on 78 points, just three points from top of the league Leicester.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Ipswich have five wins.

            Nathan Broadhead opened the scoring for Ipswich but Jerry Yates equalised for Swansea. Conor Chaplin regained the lead for Ipswich before halftime and The Tractor Boys held on for the 2 - 1 win. It was a seven goal thriller against Rotherham for Ipswich. Tom Eaves gave Rotherham the lead in the second minute but a brace from Wes Burns and a goal from Kieffer Moore gave Ipswich the 3 - 1 lead at halftime. Hakeem Odoffin scored on the hour mark and a 94th minute penalty from Cafu drew the game level. However, a 95th minute goal from Omari Hutchinson gave Ipswich the 4 - 3 win.

            Ipswich took the lead through Chaplin but Jordan James equalised for Birmingham before halftime. However, Jeremy Sarmiento and Hutchinson scored in the second half to give Ipswich the 3 - 1 win. After a goalless first half, an own goal from Brendan Galloway opened the scoring for Ipswich and a goal from Moore secured Ipswich the 2 - 0 win over Plymouth Argyle.

            The most recent outing for Ipswich was against Bristol City. Anis Mehmeti opened the scoring for Bristol City but Ali Al-Hamadi equalised for Ipswich. City regained the lead through Tommy Conway but goals from Chaplin and Leif Davis gave Ipswich the 3 - 2 win.

            Cardiff and Ipswich have met 52 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1938. Ipswich have the better record in the fixture with 22 wins in comparison to Cardiff’s 16 wins, the other 14 games ending in a draw.

            Cardiff City Team News

            Erol Bulut will be without Mark McGuinness until April but Jak Alnwick could return this weekend.

            Ipswich Town Team News

            Kieran McKenna has a fully fit squad for this weekend.