Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. West Bromwich Albion

Match Preview | Cardiff City vs. West Bromwich Albion

Match Previews
Cardiff City welcome West Bromwich Albion to Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening, 7.45pm KO.

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Carlos Corberan in the dugout for West Bromwich Albion

The Baggies’ manager is Carlos Corberán, who was appointed in October 2022.

The Spaniard’s first senior managerial experience was with Cypriot side Doxa, before being named manager of Leeds United’s U23 side.

During his time at Elland Road, Corberán was promoted to the first team under Marcelo Bielsa, whilst continuing his role with the U23s.

He played a part in the Whites’ promotion to the Premier League under Bielsa as champions of the second tier.

In July 2020, Corberán became manager of Huddersfield Town, notably guiding the club to the Championship Play-Off Final in 2022, in which they were defeated by Nottingham Forest.

After a spell in Greece with Olympiacos, the 40-year-old moved to West Bromwich Albion for his second spell as a manager in the Championship.

Since being appointed, Corberán has won 25 of his 51 games in charge, a win percentage of 49%.

Jed Wallace in action for West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion arrive in South Wales currently sitting fifth in the Championship table, having recorded 29 points from their opening 17 fixtures.

The Baggies are also second in the form table, having won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six matches.

Last time out, Corberán’s side bounced back from a defeat to Southampton prior to the international break by claiming an impressive win over high-flying Ipswich Town.

Defender Darnell Furlong put the Baggies ahead, before Grady Diangana added a second just after the break to record a 2-0 victory.

Despite their positive start to the campaign, West Brom have struggled away from home, winning just two from eight matches on their travels, a record that ranks 14th in the division.

Grady Diangana in action for West Bromwich Albion

Grady Diangana has impressed since making the permanent move to the Hawthorns from West Ham United in 2020, having spent the season prior on loan with the Baggies.

The 25-year-old has amassed over 100 appearances for the club since then and has netted 17 goals in all competitions.

So far this season, Diangana has three goals to his tally, whilst also contributing with three assists.

The attacking midfielder is in positive form, having recorded three goals and two assists in his last five games.

Cédric Kipré in action for West Bromwich Albion

Tuesday evening’s fixture could see the Bluebirds face off against former loanee Cédric Kipré.

The defender spent last season on loan in the Welsh capital, making 42 appearances for the Club.

Kipré also contributed with some important goals, scoring in April fixtures against Watford and a dramatic winner away against Rotherham United.

Cédric has amassed 16 league appearances this season since returning to the Hawthorns, finding the net in a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough back in August.