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Cardiff City v Albion match preview

Cardiff preview

West Bromwich Albion travel to Cardiff City on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm) hoping to make it ten games unbeaten at the start of the 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Albion left it late to beat QPR last Friday night, with Karlan Grant bagging an 88th minute winner to propel his side back into the top two.

Opponents Cardiff sit 13th in the division having lost four of their last five games following a bright beginning to the season.

Mick McCarthy’s men suffered a 5-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday and the former Wolves boss will demand an improvement on Tuesday.

How to follow the game

Fans in the UK, as well as overseas, can watch the match live on WBA TV Matchday with a Match Pass for just £10.

Enjoy live, four-camera coverage via the website or official West Bromwich Albion app with Baggies-biased commentary from Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson. Match Pass subscribers will also be able to watch a full match replay of the game on Wednesday. Click here to buy your match pass.

Seasonal and monthly commentary subscribers can still access the live commentary as part of their package but will need to buy a Match Pass for £10 to live stream the game. Overseas seasonal and monthly subscribers have the live stream included as part of their package.

The match will be available from 7.30pm, access through the website here or open the app.

WBA TV Matchday


Cardiff will be desperate to halt a disappointing run of three straight Sky Bet Championship defeats when the Baggies head to Wales.

Back-to-back 1-0 reverses against Coventry and then Bournemouth was followed up by a 5-1 loss at Blackburn on Saturday – the Bluebirds’ heaviest defeat since early April. 

Many tipped Mick McCarthy’s men to be one of the sides challenging towards the top end of the division this season, but the former Wolves, Ipswich and Republic of Ireland manager knows results must improve if they are to threaten the play-off positions.

The 62-year-old was appointed City boss earlier this year in January and has only lost eight of the 33 matches he has been in charge of.

Classic Match

Albion secured an important point away from home at Cardiff in mid-February on the way to winning promotion to the Premier League in 2009/10.

Peter Whittingham converted an early penalty for the hosts, but defender Gianni Zuiverloon squeezed in an equaliser on the stroke of half time.

Did you know?

Albion haven’t won at Cardiff since October 1974 in the old Division Two – just shy of 50 years ago.

The Baggies have faced the Bluebirds in Wales six times since then, losing two and drawing four. Let’s hope that changes on Tuesday night!

Away kit colours

Albion will be in their yellow third strip at the Cardiff City Stadium.

It will be just the second time the Baggies have worn it, after donning it on the opening night down at AFC Bournemouth.

Like the look of it? You can order it here.

LV BET's latest odds

Our official betting partner LV BET share the latest odds ahead of Tuesday night’s match.

Albion are 11/10 to beat Cardiff City and secure back-to-back wins in the Championship. 

After his two goals on Friday night against QPR, Karlan Grant is 4/1 to score first. 

Looking at a couple of correct scores, a 2-0 Baggies win is 8/1 and a 2-1 victory for the Albion is 7/1.

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Odds shown above are subject to change.