|Cardiff City v Bristol City. Match preview

Last updated : 28 August 2021 By Michael Morris

Saturday 28th August, ko 12:30pm.
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Mick McCarthy: "I understand the derbies.

"I've been around for long enough now and everyone wants to win their particular derby, whoever it might be. It puts more emphasis and more importance on it. This is a big one for us.

"I expect they'll bring a decent following and our crowds have been fantastic.

"I thought they were brilliant last Saturday so I'm sure it will be a great atmosphere again this weekend."

Nigel Pearson: “We know to expect a tough game but he [McCarthy] will know we have our threats too.

“It should be competitive, and you always expect these types of games to be a tough, physical battle.

"What’s important is that we are still able to play our own way too and we have some good footballers, good technicians. It’s important we don’t try to beat them at their own game, but try and beat them doing our own thing.

“We’ll certainly ask lots of questions physically and in terms of bravery both on the ball and dealing with the physical side.”


Match facts

  • This is the 100th meeting between Cardiff City and Bristol City in all competitions, with the first coming all the way back in January 1915 in an FA Cup tie, won 2-0 by the Robins.
  • The away side has won each of the last four league meetings between Cardiff and Bristol City, with each victory coming with a clean sheet.
  • Cardiff have gone unbeaten in their last 10 league games (W4 D6), since losing 5-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in April.
  • Bristol City have only won once in their last 14 Championship fixtures (D4 L9), picking up a 3-2 win in their most recent away game at Reading.
  • Nigel Pearson has lost five of his seven away matches against Cardiff in all competitions (W1 D1) with his only win coming in the 2009-10 Championship play-offs with Leicester, winning 3-2.


Match Officials:


Assistants: Paul Hodskinson and Matthew Jones

Fourth Official : Scott Jackson