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Preview From The Ninian: Hull City Tigers vs. Cardiff City

Preview From The Ninian: Hull City Tigers vs. Cardiff City

Ahh, good old Hull away. What wonderful times we’ve had at the KCOM Stadium over the years, Fraizer Campbell’s “oops” celebration anyone?

Hull City vs. Cardiff City
SkyBet Championship
Saturday 28th September, 2019
3pm
Referee: Jarred Gillett (the best a man can get?)

Expected Cardiff City FC Line-up

Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge

Defence: Joe Bennett, Aden Flint, Sean Morrison, Lee Peltier

Midfield: Josh Murphy, Joe Ralls, Leandro Bacuna, Gavin Whyte

Attack: Calum Paterson, Robert Glatzel

Three things to watch out for…

The return of Neil Etheridge To give Alex Smithies his dues, he hasn’t done a lot wrong since assuming the starting berth for the Bluebirds. They did indeed concede a lot of goals in the opening games but no one really blamed Smithies and his forgotten penalty save at Reading was superb. Etheridge however is the prince between the posts, boasting a beautiful tan and lovely hair his number one position should be secure. Truth be told, we don’t mind who is as long as they keep that sheet clean.

Lots of drama Barely a match goes by between Hull City and Cardiff City at the KCOM Stadium without some EastEnders-rivalling drama. We’ve seen Cruyff-turns in the box from a centre-half that saw us basically promoted and very late penalty drama and cheeky goal celebrations. Not many people expect this game to pass without something of note happening, hopefully a Glatzel hat trick!…

Gavin Whyte’s first goal. Normally when Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is fit you’d expect his immediate return to the side but Gavin Whyte has grown in stature with each passing game. This may well be the game he breaks that duck and begins to fulfil the promise we all know is there.…

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‘Hull players to watch out for

There’s a couple of names here that should cause concern for Bluebirds. Top of that pile should be Jarrod Bowen, the mercurial forward has 40 goals in 96 games for Hull and is widely thought of as one of the Championship’s hottest properties. The Bluebirds will ignore him at their peril.

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It would be remiss for us not to highlight the other danger men in the Tigers squad. Kamil Grosiki already has three goals to his name and is sure to keep Lee Peltier on his toes, in addition to him is the often-unappreciated Jackson Irvine. Both players can really punish the Bluebirds if they’re not on their toes.…

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Worst case result

A couple of early goals for the Tigers and the claws will firmly be out, 3-0 to Hull City.

Best case result

Cardiff City look more like their old selves of late and Bluebirds can expect a solid defensive performance if nothing else, 1-0 win for Cardiff.

 

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