Cardiff City VS Sunderland – Match Preview & Prediction

Championship football returns following the International Break, as Sunderland look to put an end to their miserable run (1D 6L) on Good Friday against Cardiff City.

The Black Cats have just won 1 of their last 5 meetings with the Bluebird’s, losing 4.

Their last win came in a 0-1 victory at The Cardiff City Stadium, thanks to a goal by Dennis Cirkin.

The last time the 2 sides faced each other ended in a 0-1 victory for the Bluebird’s at The Stadium of Light, thanks to a late strike by Mark McGuinness.

Last time out, Sunderland put an end to their 6 game losing streak, with a disappointing 0-0 draw against QPR before the International Break.

Cardiff dented their play-off hopes, as they lost against their rivals Swansea City last time out, meaning they now sit 11th, 8 points outside the top 6.

Sunderland sit one place below in 12th, but they are 13 points off the top 6, and 9 points above the relegation zone.

A win for The Black Cats would see them stay in 12th, but move to a potential 12 points above the relegation zone and 10 points off the top 6.

Cardiff City could move up to 9th with a victory, and a potential 5 points off the top 6.

Team News

Sunderland captain, Corry Evans could be in contention, after returning from injury for the first time in 15 months.

Luke O’Nien also returns following his 2-match suspension.

Bradley Dack and Aji Alese could also be in contention, as they have been putting in some minutes for the U-21s lately, following their respected injuries.

Prediction – Cardiff City 0-2 Sunderland.

Scorers – Jobe and Nazariy Rusyn.