Cardiff v Swansea. Preview

Last updated : 31 March 2023 By Michael Morris

The South Wales Derby
Saturday April 1st, 2023. ko 3:00pm


Match Facts:

  • Cardiff have lost their last two home league matches against Swansea City - they've never lost three in a row before.
  • Swansea City have won their last three league meetings with Cardiff - it's the longest winning run by either team in this fixture in the Football League.
  • Cardiff's Sabri Lamouchi is looking to become only the third Bluebirds manager this century to win his first league match against Swansea - the others are Malky Mackay (1-0 in November 2013) and Mick McCarthy (1-0 in March 2021).
  • Swansea City have had the most build-up attacks (141) and sequences of 10 or more open play passes (668) in the Championship this season. Indeed, it is over 100 more buildup attacks than opponents Cardiff have managed (39) and 472 more sequences of 10+ open play passes than the Bluebirds (196).
  • Only Burnley (13) have scored more goals from outside the box in the Championship than Cardiff this season (10), with 47.8% of the shots attempted by the Bluebirds coming from outside the box (211/441), the highest percentage by a team in a Championship season since Derby in 2018-19 (48.1%, excl. play-offs).

Match Officials:

Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee: Sam Lewis
Assistant Referee: Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official: Andy Woolmer