Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

Cardiff City v WBA (Match Preview)

Cardiff City v WBA (Match Preview)

West Bromwich Albion are the visitors to Ninian Park and the Baggies will no doubt be looking to capitalise on their games in hand and regain an automatic promotion spot.


One of the pre-season favourites for promotion, WBA have been consistently good all season and lie only behind Bristol City and Stoke City but with the chance to overtake both if they win their games in hand.


Tony Mowbray has calmly guided his side to a very good season, they have a fantastic squad with strength right throughout the team and look ma very good bet to go up.


Veteran striker Kevin Phillips is a key man for the Baggies, no one in the division has scored more than the 20 league goals he has accumulated this season while Roman Bednar, Ishmael Miller and James Morrison are all extremely dangerous and likely to score goals.


In midfield, Jonathan Greening provides experience and control with players like Chris Brunt, Robert Koren and Zoltan Gera all providing flair and creativity.


If anything, the defence is the weak-spot for the Baggies but Albrechtsen, Hoefkens and Paul Robinson are all solid campaigners at this level.


West Brom are in reasonable form, a 4-1 defeat (they were 1-0 up until reduced to 10 men) to relegation threatened Leicester City was followed by a creditable draw away at Charlton Athletic before a remarkable game at The Hawthorns saw WBA steal three points from bottom club Colchester United courtesy of two injury time strikes.






Cardiff City have picked up some useful points recently, without excelling or producing anything like their best form. Three wins (all at home) from four see the slim play-off hopes remain and promotion chasing Hull City and Bristol City have both left Ninian Park with nothing in recent weeks.


Paul Parry is a key player for the Bluebirds, the winger has been playing up-front for some time now and leads the scoring charts with 9 league goals including the winner against Southampton at the weekend.



Cardiff have fared better than most against West Brom this season. A thrilling contest at the Hawthorns saw a late equaliser for WBA having been 3-1 down. The Bluebirds also knocked the Baggies from the Carling Cup with a 4-2 win back in September after a brace from Robbie Fowler.



Tonight's game will be interesting. Both sides have a Wembley date to look forward to this weekend at the FA Cup semi-finals. No player will want to pick up an injury before that, but both need the points. Vial Cardiff City predicts a 1-1 draw, with neither side losing face before the weekend.






Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday April 1 2008
Time: 12:36PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Haye’s Blast

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Cardiff - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Cardiff City Face In 2016/17 (22/5/16)

With no matches remaining in the regular 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Wholescale League Changes For Cardiff?

The Football League have confirmed that Cardiff City have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

A New Season - New Rules For Cardiff

With the curtain almost drawn on the 2015/16 campaign, with a handful of Play Off games to go and most looking towards the European Championships in France...

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Whittingham's Left Peg
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Marshall4%
Peltier0%
Connolly27%
Turner11%
Malone5%
Noone0%
O'Keefe0%
Whittingham5%
Lawrence0%
Pilkington27%
Immers5%
Sub - Zohore0%
Sub - Harris0%
Sub - Ecuele Manga16%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)