Cardiff City host Swansea at the Cardiff City Stadium in one of the fiercest meetings in the Championship season in the all Welsh clash. Both sides have had a tough start to the season, so a win over a rival will only help even more.
Cardiff sit 19th in the Championship after five games this season. With just one win, one draw and three losses, The Bluebirds have just four points to their name, leaving them only two points clear of the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions Cardiff have two wins and three losses. The two wins came against Sheffield Wednesday and Birmingham. Ike Ugbo scored early in the second half for The Bluebirds and it looked like only a point was on the cards when Barry Bannan equalised late on for Wednesday. Ryan Wintle converted his penalty in the 98th minute to give Cardiff the 2 - 1 win. The Bluebirds beat Birmingham in the League Cup with goals from Rubin Colwill, Wintle and Kion Etete giving Cardiff the 3 - 1 win over ten-man Birmingham.
The three losses came against QPR, Leicester and Ipswich. Ugbo once again scored for Cardiff but it wasn’t enough as Sinclair Armstrong and Kenneth Paal both scored to give QPR the 2 - 1 win. Mahlon Romeo was sent off in the last minutes as Leicester took a 2 - 1 win with Aaron Ramsey’s goal relegated to a consolation. Ramsey and Joe Ralls found the back of the net but a goal from Nathan Broadhead and a double from Freddie Ladapo gave Ipswich the 3 - 2 win.
Swansea, on the other hand, sit three spots below in 22nd. The Swans are still yet to win a game this season with two draws and three losses, leaving them on just two points. Swansea sit in the last relegation spot and are two points away from safety.
The Swans have one draw and four losses in their last five games in all competitions. The singular draw came against Coventry as Jerry Yates scored in the 1 - 1 draw.
The losses came against Bristol City, Bournemouth, Preston and West Brom. Liam Cullen opened the scoring for The Swans but goals from Mark Sykes and Sam Bell gave Bristol City the 2 - 1 win. Swansea drew Bournemouth in the League Cup and despite a penalty from Matt Grimes and a goal from Jamie Paterson, The Cherries won 3 - 2. Harrison Ashby gave Swansea the lead against Preston but The Swans couldn’t hold on as Andrew Hughes and Duane Holmes scored to grab the 2 - 1 win. Harry Darling and Nathan Wood sparked a late comeback for Swansea, but there ultimately was not enough time as Semi Ajayi and John Swift along with help from a Carl Rushworth own goal gave West Brom the 3 - 2 win.
This rivalry has a long history, spanning all the way back to 1929. The two sides have met 74 times, with Swansea having the much better record with 33 wins in comparison to Cardiff’s 23 wins. The remaining 18 meetings ended in a draw, though points haven’t been shared in this fixture since 2020.
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