The Championship continues its season as Cardiff City welcome Derby County to the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening – here is all the key information you need to know ahead of kick-off.
Tuesday’s hosts will go into the game, motivated to turn their recent poor form around and earn what would prove to be a crucial three points in their hunt for the play-off finish.
The Bluebirds currently occupy the last of the playoff spots that are up for grabs, but with the teams below them waiting for an opportunity to jump ahead, missed points could be costly.
Neil Harris’s men could not get the better of fellow promotion chasers Fulham in their last outing as they lost 2-0 away from home, leaving the door open for teams hunting for a promotion push.
Goals from Aleksandar Mitrović and Joshua Onomah was enough to seal all the points for the London side.
Derby County also did not put on a great display in their last outing against Brentford which left them sitting in 10th spot with a playoff position seemingly out of reach.
However there is no doubt Phillip Cocu will get his team fired up for what could prove to be a season defining encounter.
The Rams still have their goal in sight but will have to put on a top-class performance if they are to stand a chance of making the dream a reality
Brentford’s Said Benrahma stole the headlines on the weekend after striking twice in the second half to add another incredible result to an already great season for The Bee’s.
I think Cardiff’s form in their last two games which have both been must wins could continue into this match.
Derby will be hungry to make an amend after a disappointing display on the weekend, and I feel like the quality they have throughout their side will be enough to cause an upset and set up a tense end to the season.
Score Prediction: Cardiff City 1-2 Derby County
Match Preview written by Liam Rice.