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CardiffCardiff City
2-1
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
Moore (74', 90+2')
McGuinness (61'), Bacuna (84'), Vaulks (90+1'), Ng (90+4')
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Preview: Cardiff City vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Cardiff City vs. Huddersfield Town - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
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Relegation-threatened Cardiff City are in desperate need of a win as they prepare to take on promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town in South Wales on Saturday afternoon.

The Bluebirds are now just one point clear of the bottom three, while Huddersfield enter the midweek round of fixtures level on points with the top six.


Match preview

Cardiff appeared to turn a corner when scoring three times in the space of five minutes to rescue a 3-3 comeback draw at Stoke City last weekend.

That incredible comeback in caretaker boss Steve Morison's first game in charge halted a run of eight successive losses for the Bluebirds, seven of those without scoring.

However, Morison's men could not build on that point on Wednesday as they fell 1-0 at home to Queens Park Rangers - Andre Gray scoring the only goal in that midweek contest.

Cardiff started the game positively enough, but there could be few complaints about the scoreline come full time, and they are now only a point above 22nd-place Barnsley.

City's defeat was bad news for Huddersfield, as it meant QPR leapfrogged them in the battle for a top-six finish.

The Terriers had climbed up to fifth on Tuesday with a 1-1 draw at Peterborough United, though that was considered a disappointing result for Carlos Corberan.

Danny Ward gave Town the lead with 74 minutes played, only for Jonson Clarke-Harris to hit back for Peterborough late on.

Huddersfield have now alternated between a defeat and a draw in their last four away games and have won only two of their last 10 league games on their travels.

This is the perfect opportunity to put that right, though, as Cardiff have lost six in a row at home and have failed to score in the last five of those.

The good news for the Bluebirds is that they are unbeaten in their last 15 games against Huddersfield in all competitions since a 1-0 defeat in January 2003.

Cardiff City Championship form:
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • L

Huddersfield Town Championship form:
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • D



Team News

After making plenty of changes for his first game in charge, Morison made just a slight tweak for the QPR match by bringing in Marlon Pack for Leandro Bacuna.

Joe Ralls made a return from injury as a late substitute in that midweek defeat and will be pushing for a start here, possibly at the expense of Will Vaulks.

Kieron Evans did not make much of an impact against QPR, so fellow academy product Mark Harris is a candidate to slot into the attack.

As for Huddersfield, Corberan named an unchanged lineup between the weekend win over Millwall and midweek draw with Peterborough.

Town remain without a handful of injured players, but Corberan still has the option to rotate in certain areas should he wish.

Fraizer Campbell has started three games this season in the league and has an outside chance of a recall here against his former club.

Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Smithies; McGuiness, Morrison, Nelson; Ng, Ralls, Pack, Giles; Colwill, Harris; Moore

Huddersfield Town possible starting lineup:
Nicholls; Pearson, Lees, Colwill; Thomas, Hogg, O'Brien, Toffolo; Sinani, Campbell, Koroma


We say: Cardiff City 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield have been in far better form than Cardiff this season and will be looking to inflict a seventh successive home defeat on their opponents.

However, the Terriers do not have the best of records against City, especially at the Cardiff City Stadium where they are winless in seven attempts, so we are backing a draw here.



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1Fulham18132348153341
2Bournemouth18124233132040
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1895427161132
4Stoke CityStoke189452419531
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8Blackburn RoversBlackburn187652927227
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10Blackpool187562021-126
11Luton TownLuton186662624224
12Swansea CitySwansea186662123-224
13Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest186572423123
14Middlesbrough186572020023
15Birmingham CityBirmingham186481821-322
16Preston North EndPreston185671924-521
17Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd185582226-420
18Bristol City185582028-820
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20Reading187292329-617
21Hull City1843111322-915
22Peterborough UnitedPeterborough1843111734-1715
23Barnsley1825111329-1611
24Derby CountyDerby184951618-20
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