Match Preview | Cardiff City vs. Leeds United
Cardiff City welcome Leeds United to Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, January 13th, 3pm KO.
OPPOSITION FOCUS | IN THE DUGOUT
Leeds United’s manager is the experienced Daniel Farke, who was appointed in July 2023, replacing previous boss Sam Allardyce.
Farke has previously had a successful spell in the Sky Bet Championship at Norwich City between 2017 and 2021.
Under his guidance, the German won the Championship title in both 2019 and 2021, amassing a win percentage of 41.8% over his 208 games in charge of the club.
Between managing Norwich City and Leeds United, Farke had spells at Russian club Krasnodar, as well as Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga.
OPPOSITION FOCUS | SEASON SO FAR
The Whites head to the Welsh capital currently sitting fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table.
Farke’s men ended 2023 with back-to-back defeats to Preston North End and West Bromwich Albion.
However, the side bounced back in their opening game of the new year, recording a 3-0 win over Birmingham City.
The victory sees them place seven points behind the automatic promotion spaces, the latter of which is currently occupied by Ipswich Town.
On their travels this season, the Whites have recorded 17 points from 13 away matches, a record that ranks fifth in the division.
OPPOSITION FOCUS | KEY PLAYER
Leeds United’s standout player this season has been winger Crysencio Summerville.
The Dutchman has netted a fine tally of 12 goals, as well as contributing with six assists.
Summerville averages a goal every 159 minutes, with a shot accuracy of 68%.
The winger had an impressive month in December, netting four goals, coming against Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry City and Ipswich Town.
He also began 2024 with a goal against Birmingham City in a 3-0 victory.
CLUB CONNECTION | LEE PELTIER
Leeds United made the acquisition of Lee Peltier in August 2012 under the management of Neil Warnock.
The right-back went on to captain the Whites and gained further experience in the Sky Bet Championship, making 68 appearances during his two years at the club.
Later in his career, Peltier became a Bluebird in January 2015, proving to a shrewd signing.
The defender was a key part of the side that finished second in the Sky Bet Championship in the 2017/18 season, earning promotion to the Premier League.
A hugely popular figure with the City fanbase, Peltier made 159 league appearances for the Bluebirds, before departing in 2020.