Vital Football

Latest Cardiff City News

West Brom v Cardiff (Match Preview)

West Brom v Cardiff (Match Preview)

Cardiff City face a tricky test tonight when they face West Bromwich Albion in the Carling Cup third round.

Cardiff have scraped through to this stage of the competition after late goals saw them narrowly defeat Brighton & Hove Albion and Leyton Orient.


The Bluebirds have impressed on the road and will be going all out to win the game. Although some players may be rested, City will select a near full strength side against one of the top Championship teams.


Paul Parry is a doubt so Darcy Blake may get a rare start on the right side of midfield - although Jones may decide to use left-footers Ledley & Whittingham to cover both wings and swap regularly. This would allow Trevor Sinclair to be rested, as has been the decision for other Cup ties.


Fowler and Hasselbaink are both fit but could share the striking duties with Steve Thompson.




West Brom have seen off Peterborough and Bournemouth to reach the third round and have yet to concede a goal at the Hawthorns all season.


Manager Tony Mowbray has Paul Robinson, Neil Clement and Bostjan Cesar all missing for his side but will turn to his fringe players for the Carling Cup Tie.


Hodgkiss and Pele are likely to start while James Morrison could also be given a chance in midfield to provide for James Beattie or Kevin Phillips in attack.





Both sides want to win but home advantage is key and this will be a very tough test for the Bluebirds. In a league game, a point would be a good result but extra time would not be welcome in such a hectic schedule.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Tuesday September 25 2007
Time: 1:06PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cardiff City Articles

Stats: Cardiff v Fulham

All the stats from Cardiff (2) vs (2) Fulham, Cardiff City Stadium, 25/2/17 Att: 15,656

Cardiff v Fulham - Team Sheets

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Fulham the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Cardiff v Fulham - Follow Live On Twitter

Cardiff are at the Cardiff City Stadium with Fulham the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

New Deal For Warnock Ahead Of Fulham

Manager Neil Warnock has confirmed he has agreed a new contract with Cardiff City as he held his pre Fulham press conference earlier today.

Archived Vital Cardiff Articles

Vital Cardiff articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cardiff
Write For Vital Cardiff
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGregor0%
Connolly0%
Morrison0%
Bamba0%
Richards0%
Noone0%
Gunnarsson0%
Ralls0%
K Harris0%
Hoilett0%
Zohore100%
Sub - John0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
9 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Cardiff City Results (view all)

Cardiff City Fixtures (view all)

Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment