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Cardiff City v Liverpool: Could It Be Curtains For Bluebirds?

Cardiff’s Premier League Dream Could End Today As Liverpool Aim To Leapfrog Manchester City Again! Team News. Manager Comments. Stats, And Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

Keeping Dreams Alive!

With Brighton, picking up a hard-earned away point against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff might have to beat Liverpool to keep their Premier League dream alive. Whilst Liverpool know that any slip-ups will virtually end their title dreams!

Match Details

21-04 Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff City (18) v Liverpool (2)
KO:16:00 REF: M Atkinson

Cardiff City Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Sol Bamba Knee injury. Matthew Connolly Ankle injury. Callum Paterson Ankle injury.
  • 25% Chance of Playing: Harry Arter Calf injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Alex Smithies Shoulder injury. Aron Gunnarsson Back injury

Liverpool Team News

  • 75% Chance of Playing: Dejan Lovren Illness. Adam Lallana Knock.

For Liverpool, both Jo Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appear to have recovered from their long term injuries but Jürgen Klopp might not yet risk throwing them into battle.

Opta Stats

  • Cardiff have lost their three Premier League meetings with Liverpool, conceding 13 goals. The Bluebirds have never lost more top-flight matches in a row versus the Reds.
  • A Liverpool victory would see Cardiff become the sixth side the Reds will have beaten in each of their first four Premier League meetings after QPR, West Brom, Wigan, Burnley and Brighton.
  • Liverpool have won each of their last nine Premier League matches against newly promoted sides, scoring 27 goals and conceding just three. The Reds have never won 10 successive such matches in the competition.
  • Cardiff have picked up just two points from their 22 Premier League games against the six ever-present sides in the competition (W0 D2 L20), losing their last 18 in a row against Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Man Utd and Spurs.
  • No team has played more English league games on Easter Sunday than Liverpool (7), with the Reds’ only defeat on that day coming in 2008 (0-3 vs Man Utd).
  • Liverpool have won their last five Premier League games, with the winning goal each time coming after half-time.
  • Cardiff have conceded 5+ goals in three different home league games this season – no side has ever conceded as many in more different home matches in a single Premier League campaign (Derby also 3 in 2007-08).
  • Cardiff’s Victor Camarasa has scored in his last two home Premier League games, as many as he had in his first 12 at the Cardiff City Stadium in the competition.
  • Mohamed Salah has scored 19 league goals this season, and could become just the third Liverpool player to score 20 in consecutive Premier League campaigns (Robbie Fowler 1994-95 and 1995-96, Luis Suarez 2012-13 and 2013-14).
  • Sadio Mane has scored 10 goals in his last 12 Premier League games for Liverpool – coming into this round of matches, no player has scored more Premier League goals in 2019 than the Senegalese forward (10, same as Sergio Aguero).

Prediction

Cardiff have battled all season but this just might be too much for them.

Cardiff City 0 Liverpool 4 

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