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Fulham visit Cardiff ~ Match Preview Prem MD09

last updated Friday 19th October 2018, 6:46 PM

Match Preview

Cardiff City vrs Fulham

Premier League Match Day 09 1819 at Cardiff City Stadium

Saturday 20th October    KO: 15:00

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Slavisa Jokanovic
First Team Head Coach
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic
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Cardiff Manager Neil Warnock
Cardiff Manager
Neil Warnock
His Wiki page
The pressure is slowly rising on Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic and on Saturday Fulham visit south Wale to face winless Cardiff City.

However, Jokanovic has played down the significance of Saturday's fixture.

Even though Jokanovic's inconsistent team can secure three vital points and finally build some momentum amid speculation surrounding his future, he said: "After this is 29 games more. The end of the game is not the end of the Premier League.

"If we win, a long period is ahead and we will find more tough afternoons. If we lose, it's the same - there are 29 more."

Cardiff go in search of their first Premier League victory of the season.

Neil Warnock's men are one of three teams without a league win this season, along with Huddersfield and Newcastle. If Cardiff fail to win on Saturday then it would be their worst-ever start to league season after nine games.

Finding stability at the back has been a problem for Warnock's side since stepping up from the Championship. They've conceded 17 Premier League goals this season - only Fulham (21) have conceded more.


  • Cardiff City and Fulham have met in the Premier League twice previously - the Bluebirds won both games against the Cottagers during the 2013-14 season.

  • Fulham are without a clean sheet in their last 21 matches against Cardiff in all competitions - however, they haven't lost any of their previous seven games against the Bluebirds (W3 D4 L0).

  • Fulham are the only team that Cardiff have beaten more than once in the Premier League (two wins) - in the top-flight, they've won four of their six meetings with the Cottagers (P6 W4 D1 L1).

  • In the last nine meetings between Cardiff and Fulham in all competitions, the side scoring first has gone on to win just twice (W2 D5 L2).

  • Cardiff won the only two Premier League encounters between these sides, which came in the 2013-14 season. Both teams were relegated.

  • None of the last 19 Premier League games between two newly-promoted clubs have ended in an away win (12 home wins, seven draws). The last such fixture won by the visitors was Leicester's 1-0 victory at Burnley in April 2015.


  • They are one short of 300 wins in the top flight.

  • Fulham's haul of five points from eight games equals their worst start to a top-flight season.

  • The Londoners have faced 56 shots on target this term, the highest total in the division prior to the weekend.

  • Fulham have conceded 21 goals in the Premier League this season, four more than any other side. The last team to concede more in their first eight games of the season were Southampton in 2012-13 (24).

  • Fulham have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 22 Premier League away games. The last team to concede in more consecutively were Queens Park Rangers (23 between October 2011 and November 2012).

  • Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon has scored in all four of his matches in all competitions against Cardiff for the Cottagers, scoring a goal in each match.

  • Cardiff

  • The Bluebirds are without a win in 12 Premier League games, losing nine of those matches - including the last five.

  • They last suffered six consecutive league defeats in 1985, while playing in the third tier. It has not happened to them in the top flight since 1922.

  • Cardiff's last Premier League victory came away to Southampton in April 2014.

  • Their pass accuracy of 63.5% this season is the worst in the division. Opponents Fulham have the sixth highest figure (82.6%).

  • Neil Warnock's side have conceded 17 Premier League goals this term, a tally exceeded only by Fulham, who have let in 21.

  • Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has won just one of his last 10 matches against Fulham in all competitions (P10 W1 D4 L5).

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