Cardiff City vs Liverpool
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 21st April 2019
Kick off at: 15.00 GMT
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Booking their place in Champions League semi finals, Liverpool are shifting their focus back to the Premier League. The Reds are targeting a win as they face Cardiff City this Sunday.
Cardiff City vs Liverpool Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this weekend Premier League battle. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-5-1
Probable Lineups: Etheridge(g);Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bennett(def);Murphy, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Camarasa, Hoillett(mid);Niasse(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Alisson(g);Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Roberton(def);Henderson, Fabinho, Keita(mid); Salah, Firmino, Mane(att).
Before going into this Sunday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLLLW
Cardiff recent performances have been far from convincing with two wins and three defeats in their last five fixtures. However, their most recent league match was a success as they beaten Brighton 2-0.
Before that win, Cardiff actually lose three straight games a situation they don’t want to repeat. Playing at home, Neil Warnock’s side are keen on getting a positive result.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWWW
The Reds have been in a red hot form of late winning all of their recent matches. Jurgen Klopp’s side successfully beating FC Porto on their latest fixture last midweek.
Liverpool will be gunning for another win with confidence, especially with their recent record. Klopp’s side must keep on winning if they were to try and snatch that Premier League title.
The home team will be without Bamba, Paterson and Connolly on Sunday due to injury problems. Gunnarsson’s condition is still in doubt, but he will most likely participate even from the bench.
Oumar Niasse is set to be given that starting role up front with support from Camarasa and Hoillet. Cardiff must put on a strong display this weekend to even get them something.
Klopp’s team seems to have a pretty good situation regarding injuries ahead of this Sunday match. Fortunately, it seems that only Oxlade-Chamberlain who is confirmed to be out from the upcoming tie.
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Made are set to be key for Liverpool’s attacking place once again. The visitor won’t be keen on targeting all three points.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have mostly been dominated by Liverpool with four wins and one draw.
Both teams’ latest fixture back on october 27, 2018 ended in a comfortable 4-1 victory for The Reds.
The home team will be pushing hard to get a positive record in the off season. It won’t be an easy task for Cardiff to snatch something from the red hot, but Neil Warnock’s side should be giving their all.
The Reds also need three points to maintain that exciting Premier League race for another week. Liverpool are favorite to win that title, but must remain careful with their opponent.
Final Score: 1-1