2019-20 Championship – Stoke vs Cardiff Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Stoke vs Cardiff kick off? Saturday 22nd February, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Stoke vs Cardiff being played? Bet365 Stadium

What TV channel is Stoke vs Cardiff on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Stoke vs Cardiff in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Stoke vs Cardiff?

Stoke – https://www.scfcdirect.com/events.aspx

Cardiff – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity

What was the score in the last meeting between Stoke & Cardiff? Cardiff 1-0 Stoke

THE TEAM NEWS

STOKE

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Butland; Smith, Batth, Chester, Martins-Indi; Allen, Cousins; Ince, Powell, Clucas; Campbell

Unavailable: Shawcross (Injured), Ward (Injured), Verlinden (Injured), McClean (Injured)

Doubtful: Campbell (Injured)

CARDIFF

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Smithies; Richards, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett; Vaulks, Pack; Adomah, Tomlin, Murphy; Paterson

Unavailable: Connolly (Injured), Vassell (Injured), Mendez-Laing (Injured), Cunningham (Injured)

Doubtful: Ralls (Injured)

THE KEY STATS

  • Stoke City have lost 3 of their last 4 Championship matches.
  • Cardiff City have lost just 1 of their last 12 Championship matches.
  • Stoke City have conceded at least 2 goals in 3 of their last 4 Championship matches.
  • There have been over 3.5 goals scored in 3 of Stoke City's last 4 Championship matches.
  • Stoke City have scored the first goal in 4 of their last 6 Championship matches.

THE PREDICTION

Stoke City's home form looks key to their hopes of avoiding relegation, having lost just twice in their last nine matches at the Bet365 Stadium. Cardiff, however, are unbeaten in their last seven league games and despite needing a win the hosts may have to settle for a point in this one.

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