X

Thursday 21
March

Match Previews

Leicester City v Cardiff City

28th December 2018, 16:51 by Warren Ashurst

Leicester go in search of a third consecutive league victory when they play host to Cardiff at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

After back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, the Foxes are up to seventh and have the possibility of cutting the gap to Manchester United to just one point.

Another stat that will excite Foxes fans and backers is that Leicester have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 Premier League games against newly-promoted teams.

Claude Puel has no fresh injury problems to contend with, only long-term absentees Matty James and Daniel Amartey are still sidelined. The Frenchman did admit though in his pre-match press conference that he is considering changes as they prepare for a third game in eight days.

Cardiff head to the Midlands without a win in their last three games and still without a victory on the road - with Neil Warnock's side collecting just two of a possible 27 points away from the Cardiff City Stadium.

Warnock has been boosted with the news this week that Neil Etheridge is available, after the goalkeeper was omitted from the Philippines squad for the upcoming Asian Cup.

Aron Gunnarsson and Harry Arter are pushing for starts after being named on the bench in the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace, while Warnock will hand a late fitness test to Callum Paterson.

Leicester have the chance to do the double over the Bluebirds this season, following their 1-0 win in Wales last month thanks to a second-half goal from Demarai Gray.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Warren Ashurst is senior member of the team and has been working as a journalist for over 20 years. A massive football fan, he also has a depth of knowledge on golf, tennis, cricket and rugby.

More Match Previews

Match Previews

England v Czech Republic

21st March 2019, 13:27

England kick off their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign on Friday when they welcome the Czech Republic to Wembley.

Match Previews

Northern Ireland v Estonia

20th March 2019, 13:23

Northern Ireland have a chance to end a run of four games without a win when Estonia visit Belfast on Thursday.

Match Previews

Kazakhstan v Scotland

20th March 2019, 13:12

Scotland face a tough start to Euro 2020 qualifying when they head east to face Kazakhstan in Astana on Thursday.

Match Previews

Wales v Trinidad & Tobago

20th March 2019, 12:54

Wales' young side will look to build some confidence when they host Trinidad and Tobago in Wrexham on Wednesday.

Match Previews

Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion

15th March 2019, 19:53

Millwall and Brighton battle it out at The Den on Sunday for a place in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

Match Previews

Everton v Chelsea

15th March 2019, 19:51

Everton face a difficult challenge on Sunday when they welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park on Sunday for Premier League action.

Recent Sport Headlines

Cardiff City

Bogle to be involved in play-offs

21st March 2019, 19:34

Cardiff City striker Omar Bogle has been given permission to stay at Portsmouth for the play-offs should they qualify.

Huddersfield Town

Ex-Town manager could be set for Fulham

21st March 2019, 19:05

Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner is reportedly being lined up for the permanent vacancy at Fulham.

Rugby Union

Billy adamant England are moving forward

21st March 2019, 19:03

England number eight Billy Vunipola insists there were positives to take from the team's stuttering Six Nations campaign.

Rugby League

Young players will get a chance – Furner

21st March 2019, 18:41

Leeds Rhinos head coach Dave Furner says young players will feature in the first team if they prove to be good enough.

Cricket

Durham role for Bancroft

21st March 2019, 18:34

Durham have appointed Cameron Bancroft as their skipper for their County Championship and One-Day Cup campaigns.

Tennis

Nadal to return to Monte Carlo

21st March 2019, 18:20

Rafael Nadal is set to return from injury at the Monte Carlo Masters in April after being included on the official list of players.

Formula 1

Bottas to challenge Hamilton

21st March 2019, 17:56

Mercedes racer Valtteri Bottas says he will try and challenge Lewis Hamilton for the world title in 2019.

Crystal Palace

Boothroyd plays down Wan-Bissaka snub

21st March 2019, 17:47

England Under-21 coach Aidy Boothroyd has called for patience regarding Aaron Wan-Bissaka after he was left out of the senior squad.