Cardiff v Wigan. Match preview

Last updated : 29 October 2016 By Michael Morris

C:WindowsTempphp14F3.tmpCardiff will be without Rickie Lambert for their Sky Bet Championship clash with Wigan on Saturday.

The 34-year-old forward was stretchered off last weekend following a collision with Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic and received internal and external stitches to a leg injury.

Lee Peltier could be in contention for a return after he missed the 2-1 win over Forest due to a knock.

Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock has no other injury or suspension concerns.

Struggling Wigan begin life without Gary Caldwell, who was axed on Tuesday.

Assistant manager Graham Barrow, development squad boss Peter Atherton and first-team coach Joe Parkinson will take charge of the Latics in South Wales.

They will definitely be without the suspended Max Power, while Nick Powell is doubtful with a hamstring injury which forced him off against Brighton last weekend.

Donervon Daniels (knee), Reece James (foot), Andy Kellett (knee) and Alex Gilbey (ankle) continue to miss out.

Match facts

  • Cardiff have won their last two league games against Wigan, both by 1-0 in the 2014-15 season.
  • Three of the last six league meetings between these two sides in Cardiff have ended goalless.
  • The Bluebirds have conceded a goal in each of their last nine home league games, their longest run without a home clean sheet since November 2007 (a run of 12).
  • With two draws and five defeats to their name, the Latics are one of four Championship sides without an away win this season (Nottingham Forest, Burton and Rotherham are the others).
  • Cardiff have won two of their three league games under Neil Warnock, the same number they'd won in the previous 13 games before his arrival.
  • Will Grigg has been involved in seven of Wigan's 13 league goals this season (5 goals, 2 assists), the highest ratio in the Championship (54%).


Match officials:

Assistants: John Flynn and Mark Pottage 
Fourth Official: Antony Coggins