Match Preview | Cardiff City vs. Hull City
Cardiff City return to CCS on Wednesday evening, welcoming the Tigers to South Wales for our final home fixture of November.
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Match tickets for Wednesday's fixture against Hull City are on sale now and can be purchased here!
For the Bluebirds’ upcoming home fixtures, the Welsh Government will require all spectators over the age of 18 years to present their COVID-19 status in order to enter Cardiff City Stadium. This is a legal requirement that we are duty bound to abide by.
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Opposition Focus | Season so far
Hull City will arrive at CCS in 21st place on the Sky Bet Championship table, with 15 points accrued so far this season.
Grant McCann's side began the campaign positively with a 4-1 victory over Preston North End at Deepdale in August, but then went nearly two months without another win, eventually defeating Middlesbrough 2-0 in early October at the KCOM Stadium.
Having earned two other victories from their two most recent fixtures, the Tigers have added to their tally with three draws, and they currently remain above the drop zone on points difference.
Under McCann's management, the side have returned to the Sky Bet Championship immediately following their relegation to League One in July 2020. Though a 3-0 defeat against the Bluebirds at CCS cost Hull their second-tier status the last time they visited the ground, McCann led the side to the League One title in the following campaign, finishing with 89 points on the board.
Opposition Focus: Ones to watch
Hull City's top scorer so far this season is Keane Lewis-Potter. The 20-year-old forward made his debut for the club in November 2019, and in the following campaigns has made his way to becoming a regular starter for the Tigers. Scoring 13 goals in 43 appearances for Hull City during their 2020/21 League One promotion season, Lewis-Potter has added three further league goals to his overall tally so far this campaign, most recently doubling the lead in a 2-0 victory against Barnsley on November 6th.
Richard Smallwood is the club's captain, and joined Hull in August 2020. Named as captain by Grant McCann shortly after his arrival, his 27 League One appearances that season helped the Tigers to promotion, which was the second of his career after Rotherham United's 2014 Play-Off-winning campaign.
George Honeyman has scored in both of Hull City's two most recent fixtures. The midfielder joined the Tigers in 2019 from Sunderland, where he had began his career, and was a key player throughout the last two seasons, making 42 league appearances in each of the last two seasons. Despite missing out on fixtures early on in the current campaign, his name has been increasingly appearing on the team sheets over the last few weeks.
Hull & Cardiff City | Club connections
Former Cardiff City captain David Marshall made 264 league appearances for the Bluebirds between 2009-2016, before he moved to play for Hull City. The Scottish international was ever-present between the sticks for City's 2012/13 promotion season to the Premier League, and was named the Club's Player of the Year for the following campaign. Joining the Tigers in 2016, Marshall remained with the club for three seasons, making a total of 61 league appearances before departing for Wigan Athletic in 2019.
Another former City player who's made appearances for both the Bluebirds and Tigers is Fraizer Campbell. Joining Cardiff City from Sunderland in January 2013, Campbell scored seven Championship goals in 12 appearances to help City to promotion to the Premier League in his first campaign with the Club. With six further goals scored in the following season - including two against Manchester City to give the Bluebirds their first ever Premier League victory - Campbell remained in South Wales until 2014, when he departed for Crystal Palace. Having played for Hull City previously on a loan spell from Manchester United, he eventually returned on a permanent basis in 2017, where he scored 18 goals across the span of two seasons.