Cardiff City and Middlesbrough measure strength at Cardiff City Stadium, in a match for the 8th round of the Championship. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 17-02-2018, ended with the victory of Cardiff City by (1‑0).
Cardiff City :
The home team is currently in 14th position, with 9 points won, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate game, he tied at home against Fulham by (1‑1). In the last game, they tied out against Derby County by (1‑1). In its last 10 home games Cardiff City records 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 6 of the last 7 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition.
Cardiff arrives at this match after a 1-1 draw in the Derby move, adding the third straight day without a victory in this competition: his only goal was scored by Glatzel. In this match against Middlesbrough, coach Neil Warnock is expected to benefit from maintaining ball possession and organized attacks. Most likely, this team is organized in a 4-3-3, in which Murphy, Whyte and Glatzel occupy the most advanced positions. However, in the center of the field is the top scorer, Joe Ralls, with 2 goals scored. Out of this game due to physical problems are Richards, Daniel Ward, Marlon Pack and Connolly.
The visiting team is currently in 13th position, with 9 points won, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, he drew away against Bristol City by (2-2). In the last game, he won at home against Reading by (1‑0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Middlesbrough won 4, drew 2 and lost 4. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 5 of the last 7 games, but his attack has marked with regularly, since he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 games for this competition. In the last 4 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 3 of his 6 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Middlesbrough comes for this match after a 1-0 victory against Reading, adding the fourth consecutive day without losing in this competition: Marvin Jonson scored the only goal of the team. Usually, coach Jonathan Woodgate plays in a 4-3-3, in which Fletcher, Johnson and Assombalonga are the most offensive references of the team: the last athlete mentioned is the top scorer of the Middlesbrough, with 3 goals scored. It is important to point out the quality of the English Lewis Wing: this athlete has competence to organize the offensive process. Out of this game are Friend, Coulson, Jonathan Howson and Rudy Gestede, all with physical problems.