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Get ready for the ultimate showdown at the Cardiff City Stadium as Cardiff City and Swansea City clash in the 75th edition of the South Wales derby. Both teams have had a rocky start to the season, with just one win between them, making this match a pivotal moment in their campaigns.
Bluebirds are out for revenge after Swansea snatched a dramatic last-minute win in their previous meeting. Despite their aspirations for survival, Cardiff knows that a win here could be the spark they need to climb up the table.
On the other hand, the Swans have yet to taste victory in league action this season. Despite welcoming new players, they are eager to kickstart their campaign. With a history of strong performances in South Wales derbies, they are determined to make a statement.
Cardiff City v Swansea City: Predicted Line-Ups & News
Under the Saturday night lights, these two Welsh rivals will battle for supremacy. Will Cardiff find redemption, or can Swansea turn their season around? This South Wales derby promises to be a thrilling chapter in the annals of Welsh football.
Team News: Cardiff City
It is difficult to be optimistic after three defeats in your last four domestic outings. Their only win came against Sheffield Wednesday at home and they will hope that the footballing gods bless them with a similar result against Swansea in the derby. It helped them get the better of Birmingham City in the Carabao Cup and more of the same will be icing on the cake.
They have everyone at their disposal with the exception of Josh Bowler, who is still nursing his calf injury. While the attacker is missing, Ollie Tanner and Karlan Grant will have to continue shouldering the responsibilities. Add Aaron Ramsey to the mix and their attacking threat needs to be respected, especially after his international strike while on duty with Wales.
Cardiff City Predicted Lineup
Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson, Dimitris Goutas, Jamilu Collins, Perry Ng, Mark McGuinness, Aaron Ramsey, Manolis Siopis, Joe Ralls, Yakou Méïté, Karlan Grant, Ollie Tanner.
Team News: Swansea City
It has been a woeful start to the 2023/24 campaign for the Swans, who are without a win in the Championship. Their only win, which came in the Carabao Cup, was rendered useless after being knocked out by Bournemouth in a five-goal thriller at Swansea.com Stadium.
They arrive in this meeting on the back of a five-match winless streak. Swansea fans will be concerned but will take heart from the fact that each of their four defeats this season has come by a one-goal margin. Michael Duff needs to make slight changes to turn this around but failure to do so will put his job on the line.
Swansea City Predicted Lineup
Carl Rushworth, Ben Cabango, Kyle Naughton, Nathan Wood, Harrison Ashby, Charlie Patino, Matt Grimes, Josh Key, Oliver Cooper, Liam Cullen, Jerry Yates.
02/04/22 – Scored in the famous 0-4 for the first league derby double.
23/10/22 – Got Callum Robinson sent off in the 7th minute to aid a third win in a row.
01/04/23 – A dramatic 99th minute winner for the doube doube.
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Will Aaron Ramsey start for the Bluebirds?
All eyes will be on the decision to start Aaron Ramsey or not. The Wales captain has a tremendous following in this part of the country and with good reason. He has hit the ground running with two goals and an assist to his name, while also impressing for the national team against Latvia. Cardiff will need his services to make little work of Swansea and he should be at their disposal to get them away from relegation slots.
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