Brentford v Cardiff City. Match preview

Last updated : 19 April 2016 By Michael Morris

C:WindowsTempphp7F42.tmpCity need to close the gap on Sheffield Wednesday to have a hopw of catching the Owls and claiming 6th place. Cardiff are the outsiders to make the top six but it' not impossible yet, with City having to face Wednesday on Saturday week.

First though a repeat of last season's result at Griffin Park would be most wecome. City won 2 - 1 thanks to a stunning winner from Alex Revell (below).


Team news:

Brentford manager Dean Smith has no fresh injury or suspension concerns as his side welcome Cardiff in the Sky Bet Championship on Tursday.

The Bees are unbeaten in four games after drawing 1-1 with Bristol City on Saturday.

Alan Judge, who was named in the team of the season at the Football League Awards on Sunday, is unavailable after undergoing surgery last week on his broken leg.

Brentford lost 3-2 to Cardiff in the reverse fixture between the sides in December and will be looking for a win to boost their hopes of a top-half finish.

Cardiff striker Kenneth Zohore may get his first start as the Bluebirds seek to keep their play-off hopes alive.

Zohore joined Cardiff on loan from Belgian side KV Kortrijk in January and has made eight appearances as a substitute.

The Dane has impressed in a couple of those cameos and almost broke the deadlock in Saturday's goalless draw against QPR.

Aron Gunnarsson will deputise if midfielder Peter Whittingham is rested, while Ben Turner will be in the matchday squad again after returning to the bench on Saturday following over three months out with an ankle problem.


Match officials:

Assistants: David Rock and Andrew Turner
Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson


Match stats: 

  • Brentford have lost four of their last five league meetings with Cardiff, winning the other.
  • Indeed, Cardiff have won on their last two league visits to Griffin Park, having lost the previous four. 
  • Brentford have secured 10 points in their last four league games, in response to a run of four straight defeats.
  • The Bluebirds have won just once in the last six Championship games on the road (D3 L2).