West Ham v Cardiff. Match preview

Last updated : 04 December 2018 By Michael Morris

It is unclear whether striker Kenneth Zohore, who has been recovering from a calf problem, is set to be involved on Tuesday, while defender Greg Cunningham was another player who missed Friday's 2-1 win over Wolves.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing will be looking to make his first appearance since sustaining a knee injury in August after he was back in the matchday squad as an unused substitute for Friday's contest.


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  • West Ham United have won their last six matches in all competitions against Cardiff City, scoring 14 goals and conceding just two in those wins.
  • This is the first league meeting between West Ham and Cardiff since the 2013-14 season, when the Hammers won both matches 2-0 in the Premier League under Sam Allardyce.
  • West Ham have lost their last three home Premier League games against promoted sides, more than they had in their previous 17 such games in the competition (W11 D4 L2). They've never lost four consecutive top-flight home games vs promoted sides.
  • Cardiff have lost seven of their eight Premier League games in London, including the last six in a row. Their only victory came at Fulham in September 2013.
  • Cardiff are looking to secure consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since April 1962 - the second win back then came against West Ham (3-0).
  • No side have won more games from behind in the Premier League this season than Cardiff, with all three of their victories coming in such a manner.
  • West Ham's Javier Hernandez scored twice against Newcastle on Saturday - as many goals as he'd scored in his previous 16 Premier League games combined. He's not scored in consecutive league games since February.

Match Officials

Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Simon Bennett, Neil Davies
Fourth official: John Brooks