Match preview: Hull City v Cardiff City

Another home game.  Another victory?  Mark Sellers ponders the odds.

Cardiff are the visitors to the KC on Wednesday evening following on from the FA Cup weekend.  City overcame Brighton with a relative ease that belied the 1-0 scoreline on Saturday. The Bluebirds were not as successful, losing at home 0-1 to Shrewsbury Town from League 1.

Cardiff have had a strange league season so far, showing awful away form yet being rock solid at home (apart from when the Tigers visit). Pressure is growing on Russell Slade, and he’ll make a number of changes to the side that lost at the weekend. David Marshall is likely to return in goal, as should Joe Mason and Tony Watt up front.

Bruce made seven changes prior to the FA Cup tie, clearly mindful of the three games City have scheduled this week. It’s expected that the starting line up on Wednesday evening will be similar to the one that overcame QPR on New Year’s Day. The only injury concern is Adama Diomande who is ruled out with a groin injury.

The bookies have the Tigers as strong favourites with most quoting the win at 7/10.


Mark Sellers       @mrmarksellers