Cardiff v W.B.A. Preview

Last updated : 28 September 2021 By Michael Morris

Tuesday 28th September, ko 7:45pm
(Sky Sports Football Red Button)


Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy: "I was concerned when we lost the first one. Then we came back and won (against Nottingham Forest) but I'm even more concerned now, by how we are playing and how we get back on track.

"That's all we can try and do on Tuesday (against West Brom) because it's coming thick and fast.

"When we started it looked like [we had a squad capable of pushing for play-offs] and after the run of results it doesn't look like that.

"That's something we've got to change and we have to start trying to change it on Tuesday."

West Brom manager Valerien Ismael: “We need to keep going now and it’s a great feeling to win. Now we have an away game and we need to recover.

“I think from the first matchday we have showed the mentality to come from behind at Bournemouth, we did the same at Preston. We know we have the quality and we must stay focused on our performance.

"It’s great to have some situations because you know that even when the opponent scores we can come back at any time. It’s important to stay positive and stay focused on the job and finish ruthlessly."

Match facts

  • Cardiff are unbeaten in their last six home league games against West Brom (W2 D4) since losing 2-0 in October 1974.
  • West Brom have won one of their last eight league games against Cardiff (D4 L3), a 4-2 home win under Slaven Bilic in October 2019.
  • Cardiff City have lost four of their last five Championship matches (W1), one more than they lost in their previous 26 (W12 D11 L3).
  • West Brom’s Karlan Grant scored their two goals in their 2-1 win over QPR in their last match – Grant had only scored once in his previous 27 league appearances before netting that brace.
  • Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy hasn’t faced West Brom in the league since February 2012, his last game as Wolves manager, a 5-1 defeat at Molineux.

Match Officials:

Assistants: Marc Perry and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official : Benjamin Speedie