Liverpool vs Cardiff City FC – EPL October 2018 Preview and Scores
It has been 9 games since Liverpool lost a premier league match, and they will be going out against Cardiff City this weekend, to make it 10 games without losing. They are also set to move three points clear of Manchester City.
Cardiff make the trip to Anfield, looking to build on
last weekend’s 4-2 triumph over Fulham, a result which moved them out of the relegation zone in the premier league table.
Liverpool have not had it entirely easy and they have also gone on a poor run, managing just 3 goals in 5 matches in all competition this season. Two of those fixtures included the match against Chelsea and Napoli, two formidable opposition.
Jurgen Klopp will be demanding a radical change from his side this weekend, to the more bullish, free-scoring side of last season.
They have mustered three clean sheets in a row in all competitions, but perhaps the biggest plus point from the last few outings is Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both getting themselves back among the goals, as both players are not in their best goalscoring form.
Shaqiri, Sadio Mane, Salah and Robertson are expected to start, Allison will maintain his goalkeeping position while Firmino is expected to lead the line.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri; Mane, Firmino, Salah
After suffering a run of poor results, Neil Warnock’s side got back to winnning ways with last weekend’s 4-2 victory over Fulham. The Cardiff City boss has indicated he isnt bothered by the media pickinh his team as relegation favorites this season.
Cardiff City will have to find a way to contain Liverpool’s attacking force – something which will not come easy for a defence which have conceded 19 goals in nine games this season- but if they can turn this into a scrappy match, they could get out of that game with 1 or 3 points.
Neil Warnock is unlikely to make any changes but Joe Ralls continues his suspension.
Cardiff City possible starting lineup:
Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Camarasa, Gunnarsson, Arter; Murphy, Reid, Paterson
Head to Head
It is the 33rd competitive clash between the two clubs, with Cardiff claiming 18 wins in comparison to 12 victories for Liverpool.
However, each of Cardiff’s wins came in 1959 or earlier, with Liverpool prevailing in each of the four matches which took place between 2007 and 2014.