Cardiff was set as a complete favorite in front of their own fans playing against Carlisle in the FA Cup match last Saturday afternoon, however, the team just took a draw in a 2:2 game and will need to play the replay game on the road.
They entered terribly poorly into the match and were back in the scoreline with two goals down at the halftime.
However, improved performance was seen in the second, with Paterson and Whyte leveling up in the first ten minutes of the repetition.
They also created even more in the second, but the scoreline didn’t change till the end. As for the Championship, they got humiliated away to QPR in a 6:1 loss and are now four points behind the playoff zone not being able to fully get involved into the promotional race for now.
Forward Vassell (2/1) continues to miss out due to injury, same as offensive midfielder Mendez-Laing (19/2) and defensive midfielder Ralls (14/5).
Once the game started, it was obvious that Swansea doesn’t stand many chances away from home against QPR, suffering a 5:1 defeat in the end.
They had three goals deficit already at the halftime and didn’t appear anywhere close to competitive as their opponents. A bit more positive face was shown in the second, but without real chances to get back into the game.
As for the Championship, they celebrated a narrow 1:0 victory over Charlton last time out, and are now just around the playoff zone being in a must situation to pull out something out of this clash.
Central back Rodon (13/0) is injured for the guests, same as another central defender van der Hoorn (24/1), as well as offensive Garrick (4/0).
Cardiff is undefeated in 11 of their last 12 home matches (Championship).
Cardiff got completely crashed away to QPR last time out in the CHampionship and I expect them to appear here completely motivated to show their best. However, the Swans are far away from a naive side, especially away from home where they seem to benefit from the lack of pressure.
Both teams to score seems like such a logical choice since the home side is not to be currently trusted completely, especially not in the defense.