SM
Aarhus vs. Copenhagen: 1 hr 43 mins
Upcoming predictions and previews
Collect News Data
PA
Championship | Gameweek 28
Jan 20, 2024 at 3pm UK
Home Park
CC

Plymouth
3 - 1
Cardiff

Hardie (31', 52'), Whittaker (81')
Phillips (35'), Miller (41'), Mumba (50'), Scarr (61')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Ng (10')
Meite (36'), Ng (38')

Preview: Plymouth Argyle vs. Cardiff City - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Plymouth Argyle vs. Cardiff City - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Plymouth Argyle and Cardiff City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sports Mole

Cardiff City make the trip to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday looking for the win that they require to remain competitive in the Championship playoff race.

At a time when the Welsh outfit sit in 13th position in the standings, Plymouth are down in 19th spot and with a new head coach at the helm.


Match preview

Erol Bulut has made no secret of the fact that he wants to add to his Cardiff squad this month in a bid to keep the club in the promotion hunt.

However, the longer that it takes to bring in fresh faces, the tougher ask it is getting with Cardiff now down in the bottom half of the table.

Seven points from the last five games is not the worst return at this stage of the campaign, yet the Bluebirds were comprehensively outplayed in a 3-0 defeat to Leeds United last weekend.

Beating Queens Park Rangers between that result and a 2-0 reverse to Leicester City was vital in keeping Cardiff in and among the teams vying for the top five.

Nevertheless, there is pressure to build on their recent three wins from five away games against a team who are now very much in transition.

Since Ian Foster took charge earlier this month, key men such as Kaine Kesler-Hayden, Luke Cundle and Finn Azaz have all departed Home Park.

Replacements have been found in the form of Ashley Phillips, Matthew Sorinola, Alfie Devine and Darko Gyabi, but they need to hit the ground running to keep Plymouth away from the bottom three.

A 1-1 draw at Huddersfield Town last weekend kept things ticking in the right direction, with the Pilgrims having now lost just one of their last seven games in the Championship.

The gap ahead of the relegation zone has been extended to eight points, but Plymouth will need to build on that to avoid a second half of the campaign where a return to League One feels like a possibility.

Plymouth Argyle Championship form:


Plymouth Argyle form (all competitions):


Cardiff City Championship form:


Cardiff City form (all competitions):


Team News

With Kesler-Hayden having returned to Aston Villa, Joe Edwards may come back into the Plymouth XI at right wing-back.

Sorinola and Devine are each available for selection, but they may have to make do with places on the substitutes' bench.

Joe Ralls is likely to miss out for Cardiff after he suffered a groin injury in the first half against Leeds.

Either Andy Rinomhota or Rubin Colwill are in line to replace him in midfield, while Yakou Meite will expect a return to the attack.

The likes of Callum O'Dowda and Aaron Ramsey remain on the sidelines through injury.


Plymouth Argyle possible starting lineup:
Hazard; Phillips, Scarr, Galloway; Edwards, Houghton, Gyabi, Mumba; Whittaker, Wright; Hardie

Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Alnwick; Ng, Goutas, McGuinness, Collins; Wintle, Siopis, Ralls; Bowler, Etete, Grant


We say: Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Cardiff City

With Plymouth having lost some key men of late, this feels like somewhat of a walk into the unknown until they settle under Foster. That may hand Cardiff an opportunity to get a much-needed win on the board, even if it comes during the latter stages.


For data analysis of the most likely results, scorelines and more for this match please click here.


Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting an away win in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Away Win:data


body check tags ::

Previews by email

Click here to get Sports Mole's daily email of previews and predictions for every major game!


amp_article__534116 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2024-01-19 11:46:06:
html db last update - 2024-01-18 10:08:11 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Read more!
Share this article now:


Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
AL
Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Plymouth Argyle: Transfer ins and outs - January 2024
England name Euro 2024 training squad - Who makes the cut? Who misses out?
Hulkenberg openly supports Sainz joining Sauber-Audi
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester463141189414897
3Leeds UnitedLeeds462791081433890
4Southampton462691187632487
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom4621121370472375
6Norwich CityNorwich4621101579641573
7Hull City461913146860870
8Middlesbrough46209177162969
9Coventry CityCoventry4617131670591164
10Preston North EndPreston46189195667-1163
11Bristol City461711185351262
12Cardiff CityCardiff46195225370-1762
13Millwall461611194555-1059
14Swansea CitySwansea461512195965-657
15Watford461317166161056
16Sunderland46168225254-256
17Stoke CityStoke461511204960-1156
18Queens Park RangersQPR461511204758-1156
19Blackburn RoversBlackburn461411216074-1453
20Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds46158234468-2453
21Plymouth ArgylePlymouth461312215970-1151
RBirmingham CityBirmingham461311225065-1550
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield46918194877-2945
RRotherham UnitedRotherham46512293789-5227
Scroll for more - Tap for full version


Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
AL
Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

history www

Man Utd, Chelsea 'face competition from fellow PL club for 38-year-old manager'

1

MU

This weekend's permutations: Who can be crowned champions, win promotion or suffer relegation?

2

TW

"He's a long shot" - Man United defender a major doubt for Euro 2024

NEW

3

&A

Gareth Southgate explains Rashford, Henderson Euro 2024 snubs

4

GS

Real Madrid, Germany midfielder confirms retirement from football after Euro 2024

5

RM

"We are big enough to accept the reality" - Man Utd man shares views on Ten Hag after "bad season"

6

&A

England name Euro 2024 training squad - Who makes the cut? Who misses out?

7

EN

Picture Spoilers: Next week on Coronation Street (May 27-31)

8

PS

Dortmund 'identify Chelsea man as top summer target'

9

D'

Chelsea 'set asking price for defender ahead of transfer window'

10

C'


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .