After holding out Luton Town for a goalless draw in the opener, Birmingham got the better of Huddersfield Town in their last league game.
Birmingham City will be taking on Cardiff City in a Championship clash that would see two sides looking to bounce back quickly from their EFL Cup disappointments. Both teams lost their last match in the domestic cup and got eliminated in the opening round of the competition. Their managers will be looking for an instant reaction when they face each other at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday. Despite the defeat, Birmingham’s impressive second-half comeback will give them a lot of confidence. The same cannot be said for Cardiff, who are on a two-game losing run.
|Cardiff City vs Birmingham City||Key Details|
|Date||13 August, 2022|
|Venue||Cardiff City Stadium|
|Kickoff time India||5 pm|
|Kickoff time England||12:30 am|
Birmingham started the new Championship season with a draw and a win. After holding out Luton Town for a goalless draw in the opener, they got the better of Huddersfield Town in their last league game. Despite losing the EFL Cup match to Norwich, Birmingham’s manager will be proud of the team’s comeback in the second half to make it 2-2 from 2-0 down before losing the match on penalties. Meanwhile, Cardiff surprised Norwich City 1-0 in their opener before losing to Reading last weekend after taking the lead. It was followed up by a disappointing 3-0 defeat against Portsmouth in the EFL Cup.
Gary Gardner and Harlee Dean’s absence will be a big blow for Birmingham on Saturday. It will be interesting to see how the club will replace the injured duo. Meanwhile, Cardiff City do not have any notable injuries to their players, meaning they can name a strong playing XI. Both sides rotated their squads for the EFL Cup clash in midweek. Hence, they are expected to go back to the line-up with which they played their last Championship match.
Cardiff City possible line-up: Allsop, Romeo, Nelson, Kipre, Collins, Wintle, Rinomhota, Sawyers, Ojo, O’Dowda, Watters
Birmingham City possible line-up: Ruddy, Roberts, Sanderson, Trusty, Colin, Woods, James, Placheta, Bacuna, Hogan, Deeney
The EFL Championship match between Cardiff City and Birmingham City will take place at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday at 5 pm IST.
The live coverage of the upcoming EFL Championship match between Cardiff City and Birmingham City can be viewed on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, SKY GO Extra, Sky Ultra HD in the United Kingdom and ESPN+ in the United States.