Cardiff City v Birmingham City

6 May

Russell Slade


BBC coverage

How to follow:
Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website

TEAM NEWS

Cardiff will have several players missing for the final game of the season at home to Birmingham.

Midfielders Joe Ralls and Lex Immers (both knocks), defender Fabio da Silva (groin) and winger Anthony Pilkington may be absent.

Birmingham goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak will be assessed having suffered a broken nose.

Midfielders Jon Toral (hamstring) and Jacques Maghoma (ankle) are unlikely to feature.

MATCH FACTS

  • Cardiff have won four of their past five home league meetings with Birmingham (L1).
  • The Blues defeated the Bluebirds earlier this season at St Andrew’s but have not done the double over their opponents since the 1994-95 season.
  • Cardiff have lost just one of their past 18 league games at home (W10 D7).
  • Birmingham have won just one of their past 11 league games (D5 L5).
  • Only relegated Charlton (10) have made more errors leading to goals than Birmingham this season (9).
  • Clayton Donaldson is Birmingham’s top goalscorer (11) and leading assister (7) this season.

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