Match Preview – Cardiff City vs Leicester City

Perhaps after what has been an up and down start for the Foxes it has been for the best that the Sky cameras have not, until now, deemed a Leicester fixture worthy of broadcast. It has been difficult to argue with that assessment so far, but the emergence of a performance against Brighton which lasted for 90 minutes might indicate that the Foxes are ready for primetme.

The respective second strings needed 14 penalty kicks to separate them in midweek and it’s likely the first choice elevens will be closely matched too. Both sides are unbeaten in four league matches and when it comes to the history books there is nothing to choose between the two.

The hosts can boast excellent attacking credentials. Cardiff have made 105 attempts on goal in the Championship this season which before the weekends games was a record second only to Peterborough in this regard. Unsurprisingly no side has been able to keep a clean sheet against the Bluebirds so far this season.

Leicester fans haven’t exactly enjoyed a goal rush to equal last years plentiful bounty, they have been forced to make do with just nine goals in seven league matches. But perhaps City can count themselves a little unfortunate, hitting the woodwork as they have no fewer than five times this season.

For what its worth, Cardiff City performed pretty miserably in front of the Sky cameras last season. In six home matches broadcast live they drew two and lost four. Leicester fans with have their fingers crossed in respect of that particular statistic, a win would put City into the playoff places for the first time since the opening day.

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