UK time is: 11:26:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ipswich vs Cardiff (preview)

Cardiff City travel to Portman Road to fave Ipswich Town in the end of season showdown. Unfortunately, there is nothing at stake for either side following Cardiff's fall from grace to join the Ipswich Tractor Boys in mid-table obscurity.


As such, Cardiff may well go with an experimental line-up ahead of the mass exodus in the summer. Expect to see promising youngsters such as Gunter, Blake, Ramsey and Green make an appearance.


Cardiff City are in truly woeful form. The Bluebirds have picked up one solitary point from the previous 7 games whereas anything like decent form would have seen them involved with the play-offs this weekend.

Just one goal in 400 minutes is hardly inspiring stuff, and the goalscorer that day (at home against Stoke) will be absent through suspension.





Ipswich, by contrast, are in good form - winning 4 and drawing 2 of their previous 7 including an impressive win over Derby and an emphatic thrashing of Barnsley.

Included in the matchday squad will be former Bluebird, Alan Lee. The Irish frontman has prospered since a move from Ninian Park, and looks altogether a better player. He already has 17 goals this season and would love to add another against his former club.



Its been a strangew season in many respects. Cardiff have enjoyed the highs and lows, up-and-down throughout the season. Ipswich however have remained consistently in mid-table. Just 5 points separate the sides going into the final game, despite vastly contrasting seasons for the two sides.



Team news to follow later, but with nothing to play for, the game and line-ups are fairly unpredictable.

VitalCardiff hopes to see a renewed spirit and work ethic from Cardiff City, with the youngsters adding a much needed fresh impetus to the squad.

Our prediction for the game is a 2-2 draw, and a first goal in Cardiff colours for one of our young stars.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 4 2007

Time: 12:23PM

Your Comments

Hopefully you can win, to give us (Plymouth) a chance to finish higher than Cardiff.
miked_joker
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Connelly Signs Contract Extension (Wednesday October 1 2014)

No Marshall Surprise For Caretaker Duo (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Vital Report: Brighton 1 Cardiff 1 (Wednesday October 1 2014)

Stats: Brighton v Cardiff (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Vital Preview: Brighton v Cardiff (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Slade Announcement Expected Soon (Monday September 29 2014)

Win Is A Testament To Hard Work (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Sheff W (Saturday September 27 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

List All Vital Cardiff Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Sheff Wed
Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich
Cardiff 1 - 0 Wigan
Cardiff 0 - 1 Middlesbrough
Brighton 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Blackburn 10 4 2 4 -2 14
12. Leeds Utd 10 4 2 4 -2 14
13. Brentford 10 4 2 4 -3 14
14. Cardiff 10 3 4 3 0 13
15. Bournemouth 10 3 3 4 1 12
16. Millwall 10 3 2 5 -3 11
17. Rotherham 10 3 2 5 -4 11

Breaking League News

Cherries travel to Bolton
Bournemouth : 02/10/2014 11:16:00
Wolves were shell-shocked
Wolves : 02/10/2014 10:21:00
Wolves : 02/10/2014 10:15:00
Highlights: Millwall 1-3 Birmingham
Birmingham : 02/10/2014 10:01:00
Reading : 02/10/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 100%
Brayford 0%
Ecuele Manga 0%
S Morrison 0%
Fabio 0%
Pilkington 0%
Adeyemi 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Whittingham 0%
Daehli 0%
Jones 0%
Sub - Noone 0%
Sub - R Morrison 0%
Sub - Macheda 0%