Cardiff vs Sunderland LIVE STREAM – Express Sport brings you live updates, breaking team news and highlights of the Championship clash.
CARDIFF CITY 0 SUNDERLAND 0
12: CHANCE! Josh Maja holds up play well to spark a counter attack, Cardiff eventually get men behind the ball before George Honeyman fires over.
9: CHANCE! The fact both sides are playing three-at-the-back systems is allowing the defenders time to step forward.
Tyias Browning runs through Cardiff’s non-existant midfield and gets to within 25 yards of goal but he horribly skews a shot wide.
5: CHANCE! An early sighter for Cardiff as Joe Ralls whips a free-kick into the box, Sean Morrison rises highest and heads at goal but it’s an easy save for Robin Ruiter. It doesn’t matter, though, as the linesman raises his flag.
1: PEEP! Sunderland get us underway at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Neil Warnock on Yanic Wildschut
12:15: Neil Warnock says he “would have loved” to have started Yanic Wildschut but revealed that the Cardiff loanee’s wife gave birth earlier this week so he’s had three sleepless nights.
Cardiff vs Sunderland line ups
11:30: Cardiff boss Neil Warnock makes three changes from the defeat at QPR on New Year’s Day with Jazz Richards, Sean Morrison and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing coming in for Matthew Connolly, Lee Peltier and Rhys Healey.
New signing Yanic Wildschut has to settle for a place on the bench.
Sunderland boss Chris Coleman makes six changes to the starting XI that lost to Barnsley on New Year’s Day with Jake Clarke-Salter handed a debut.
Adam Matthews, Donald Love, Darron Gibson, Callum McManaman and Aiden McGeady drop out while James Vaughan has left for Wigan.
Clarke-Salter, Billy Jones, Marc Wilson, Didier Ndong, Lynden Gooch and Josh Maja come in.
Cardiff: Etheridge, Richards, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bamba, Bennett, Ralls, Paterson, Hoilett, Mendez-Laing, Zohore
Subs: Murphy, Tomlin, Feeney, Pilkington, Halford, Damour, Wildschut
Sunderland: Ruiter, Jones, Oviedo, O’Shea, Clarke-Salter, Browning, Wilson, Ndong, Honeyman, Gooch, Maja
Subs: Steele, Matthews, Love, Cattermole, McManaman, Robson, Asoro
David Prutton’s prediction
11:20: Sky Sports’ Championship expert David Prutton is predicting a win for the hosts today.
He said: “Cardiff are proof of how quickly things can change in the Sky Bet Championship, especially over the busy Christmas period.
“From being on the shoulder of Wolves just a couple of weeks ago they’re now 14 points adrift after four defeats on the spin.
“Sunderland at home represents a great opportunity for them to get back to winning ways, particularly with the Black Cats rooted to the bottom of the table.
“It will be an emotional return for Chris Coleman to the Cardiff City Stadium, but I can’t see them getting a result on Saturday.
“2-1 with Kenneth Zohore to score first.”
11:00: Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of Cardiff vs Sunderland.
Chris Coleman returns to Wales for the first time since quitting The Dragons for Sunderland.
He has had a mixed start in charge of the struggling Black Cats, who head to Cardiff bottom of the Championship table.
At the other end of the table, Cardiff’s promotion charge took a hit over the festive period as they suffered four defeats in a row.
Yanic Wildschut could make his Bluebirds debut after signing on loan from Norwich earlier this week.
Midfielder Craig Bryson and winger Kadeem Harris are short of fitness while Lee Peltier, Matthew Connolly and Aron Gunnarsson remain long-term absentees.
Chelsea loanee Jake Clarke-Salter could make his first appearance for Sunderland but Aiden McGady, Didier Ndong and Darron Gibson will miss out.
We will have team news at 11:30 with the game set to get underway at 12:30.