Cardiff v Hull. Match preview

Last updated : 15 December 2017 By Michael Morris

C:WindowsTempphp5E7F.tmpCardiff have a mounting injury list for Hull's visit in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday. The game at CCS is live on Sky ko 5:30pm

Danny Ward has been booked in for a knee operation and Sean Morrison has been ruled out by the groin injury he suffered in the 2-2 draw at Reading on Monday.

Aron Gunnarsson, Craig Bryson and Anthony Pilkington are also major doubts.

But Cardiff are hopeful that Omar Bogle will shrug off a calf problem to lead the attack in the absence of Ward and Kenneth Zohore.

There are doubts over a number of Hull players ahead of the contest.

It remains to be seen what involvement, if any, there is for David Meyler and Max Clark, who both came off in last Saturday's 3-2 win over Brentford.

Question marks also hang over Jarrod Bowen, Markus Henriksen, Kevin Stewart and Michael Hector.

All four sat out the clash with the Bees, which was Hull's first match under new boss Nigel Adkins.

Match stats:

  • Cardiff have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight league matches against Hull (W1 D2 L5).
  • Hull have won their last three league games against Cardiff by an aggregate score of 8-0 - they won most recently 2-0 at the KC Stadium in January 2016.
  • Neil Warnock has collected three points from a possible 24 in his last eight league meetings with Hull (P8 W0 D3 L5), facing them with four different clubs in that time (QPR, Crystal Palace, Leeds and Rotherham).
  • Since joining the club in January 2017, no Hull City player has been involved in as many league goals as Kamil Grosicki (13 - six goals, seven assists).
  • Hull have lost nine points to goals conceded in the last five minutes of Championship games this season - five more than any other side. Cardiff, meanwhile have won four points from goals scored in the final five minutes with only Bristol City and Ipswich winning more (5).
  • Nigel Adkins hasn't faced Neil Warnock since October 2012, when his Southampton side faced Warnock's Leeds in the League Cup at Elland Road - Leeds won 3-0.

Match officials:

Assistants: Adam Crysell and Mark Pottage
Fourth Official: Andy Davies