Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. Hull City

Match Preview | Cardiff City vs. Hull City

Match Previews
Cardiff City host Hull City at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, April 6th, 3pm KO. 

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Liam Rosenior

Hull City’s manager is Liam Rosenior, who was appointed in November 2022.

Rosenior operated as a right-back in his playing days, featuring for the likes of Fulham, Reading, Hull City and Brighton & Hove Albion.

A highlight of his career came in 2013/14 campaign, as the Tigers reached the FA Cup Final and were narrowly defeated by Arsenal, with Aaron Ramsey scoring the winning goal.

Following his retirement, the 39-year-old began as coaching with Brighton’s U23 side.

In July 2019, Rosenior became a specialist first team coach at Derby County, prior to being named assistant manager of the club in January 2021.

Since his appointment at Hull City, the Tigers have won 24 of their 71 matches, with a win percentage of 33.8%.

Lewie Coyle in action for Hull City

The Tigers are currently sitting tenth in the table and have played a game fewer than the side who occupy the final Play-Off berth, Norwich City. 

Rosenior will be frustrated by recent results however, as his side arrive in the Welsh capital on a run of six games without a win. 

Ending February with a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion, the Tigers started March with three consecutive draws, as they were unable to defeat Preston North End, Birmingham City and league leaders Leicester City. 

Their Play-Off push has continued to stagnate of late, with Easter weekend defeats to Stoke City and Leeds United leaving them 20th in the form table, with just four points from their last six fixtures. 

Jaden Philogene celebrates scoring

Despite their recent frustrations, the side remain a dangerous outfit to play against, with some talent amongst their ranks. A familiar face will return to Cardiff City Stadium this weekend in the form of winger Jaden Philogene, who spent last season on loan with the Bluebirds and showed his ability, as he went on to claim the Club’s Young Player of the Season award. 

Since making a permanent switch to the MKM Stadium, the skilful playmaker has built on last season’s form, recording eight goals and six assists in the second tier.

In a bid to strengthen their Play-Off push, Rosenior made three astute loan signings from Premier League outfits in January. Left-back Ryan Giles, another who will be returning to CCS this weekend, joined on a deal until the end of the season from Luton Town. 

Winger Anass Zaroury, who played a huge part in Burnley’s promotion to the top-flight last season, also arrived at the MKM Stadium. Thirdly, eyebrows were raised by the loan acquisition of Liverpool playmaker Fabio Carvalho, who has netted five league goals in 13 appearances since becoming a Tiger. 

Sean Morrison celebrates scoring

City’s last home win over Hull City came in July 2020, when a fine performance gave the Bluebirds all three points. 

All three goalscorers that day remain hugely popular figures with the City faithful; Junior Hoilett, Sean Morrison and Danny Ward all found the net in a 3-0 victory. 

The Tigers’ last win at Cardiff City Stadium was in November 2022, when a late brace from Regan Slater saw the visitors come from 2-1 behind to snatch the three points.