Neil Warnock Tempted To Tinker With Cardiff Side As They Visit Brentford Aiming For Seventh Successive Win
Brentford v Cardiff, Tuesday 13th March 7.45pm, Sky Sports Football
Brentford head into this one comfortably in mid-table whilst Cardiff are still harbouring hopes of an unlikely Championship title as they are now just three points behind leaders Wolves.
A promotion to the Premier League would be a fantastic achievement for the Bluebirds who were not expecting to challenge at the top of the table under Neil Warnock.
The Bee’s home form makes for impressive reading with only Norwich gaining three points from Griffin Park since August. That is a run of one loss in just 16 home league games and in their last home outing they put five past Birmingham.
Cardiff are on a flying run of form, unbeaten in ten with six wins on the bounce. This is the form that has seen them fend off the challenges of Aston Villa and Fulham and gives them a chance of an unlikely title. Fans in the Welsh capital are dreaming of the Premier League once again.
Cardiff are unbeaten in their last three games against the Bees, winning the reverse fixture 20- at the Cardiff City Stadium in November. The games seem to be thrillers with 12 of the last 15 meetings ending in both teams to score.
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Brentford boss Dean Smith says his said will make changes to the side that lost at Millwall on Saturday after a tiring run of games. He will be without Andrea Bjelland after he limped off injured on Saturday and is likely to be replaced by Chris Mepham at the back.
Neil Warnock is set to go with his tried and trusted formula of the players that have carried the Bluebirds this season despite having a wide array of options available. January signing Gary Madine is in contention for a starting place, as is Sean Morrison but Craig Bryson and Joe Ralls are set to miss out. Callum Paterson is available for this one as Cardiff look to win seven on the bounce.
This game will be a decent one if front of the cameras and Cardiff need all three points if they are to keep pace at the top. I think they will slip up slightly and have to settle for a point.
Brentford 1-1 Cardiff