Bartley's Match Facts: Cardiff City vs. Crystal Palace


Hey Junior Bluebirds! This Saturday evening we will be hosting Crystal Palace for our last home match of the 2018/19 Premier league season! I can't wait to see you all out and about around CCS supporting our boys! With that in mind, let's have a look at some Match Facts for Saturday's fixture...

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Bartley's must-know Match Facts for Cardiff City vs. Crystal Palace

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* Luka Milivojević is Crystal Palace's top goalscorer so far this season. The Serbian international has scored 12 goals for the Eagles in their 2018-19 Premier League campaign, and has appeared in all 36 matches the club have played!

* He is also the club's captain, having signed for the Eagles in 2017. The 28 year old has previously played for Anderlecht and Olympiacos among other clubs, winning the Belgian Pro League in 2014 and the Superleague Greece twice!

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* Crystal Palace's manager is Roy Hodgson! The 71 year-old has been at the club since 2017, and has steered his side to 29 wins out of 80 matches so far in his time there!

* Last season Crystal Palace finished in 11th position on the Premier League table, with 44 points! Their top goalscorer that season was Luka Milivojević, with 10 goals scored.

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* Crystal Palace got promoted to the Premier Legaue at the end of the 2012-13 season, beating Watford 1-0 in the play-off Final at Wembley Stadium!

* Wilfried Zaha has played for Cardiff City! The winger made 12 Premier League appearances for the Bluebirds in the 2013-14 season when he was on loan from Manchester United.

* This season, Zaha has scored nine goals in the Premier League, taking his tally up to 31 Premier League goals for the Eagles.

* Other players that have made appearances for both sides over the years include Danny Gabbidon, Joe Ledley, and Cameron Jerome!

* The last Cardiff City player to score against Crystal Palace is Aron Gunnarsson! The midfielder scored at CCS on Boxing Day 2012 in a 2-1 win for the Bluebirds!

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* City last played Brighton on Boxing Day last year, where we came away from Selhurst Park with a point, having drawn 0-0.

That's all for now, Junior Bluebirds! Check back with me before our final match of the season against Manchester United next Sunday for more of Bartley's Match Facts! Bluebirds!!!

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