Cardiff go into this weekend six points clear of the relegation zone, thanks to three wins from their last four games, including a 2-0 home victory over Bristol City last time out. Goals from Sory Kaba and Jaden Philogene ensured the Bluebirds made it back-to-back home wins for the first time this season.
Sabri Lamouchi’s men also have an impressive recent record against Saturday’s opponents, going unbeaten in each of the previous eight matches between the two sides (W5, D3), although the last two meetings have finished goalless.
Preston, on the other hand, currently sit in mid-table after four draws in their last five matches (W1) has seen them drop eight points behind the play-off places and Norwich in 6th. Ryan Lowe’s side are unbeaten in their last three at home however (W1, D3), after losing five straight league games at Deepdale from December to the start of February.
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Preston vs Cardiff match stats
Both Preston (30) and Cardiff (27) rank in the bottom three sides for goals scored in the Championship this season, with both teams conceding just 38 goals in their 35 matches so far this campaign. 12 of Cardiff’s last 13 league matches has seen under 2.5 goals land, while the last two meetings between these two teams have ended goalless.
Centre-backs Liam Lindsay (10) and Jordan Storey (8) have picked up 18 yellow cards between them in Preston’s 3-4-1-2 formation in the Championship this season, with the former missing this game through suspension. Storey’s eight bookings have come from just 20 fouls in the league this term and faces a tricky opponent in Sheyi Ojo this weekend, who has won more fouls than any other Cardiff player in 2022/23 (41).