Cardiff vs Leeds United: Match Preview

Sol Bamba looks set to return for the Bluebirds against his former club, Leeds, in this intriguing top of the table clash with Cardiff sitting third on goal difference behind early front-runners Leeds this evening.

Bamba was left out of Neil Warnock’s side that beat Sunderland at the weekend nut is expected to replace Bruno Manga in the starting lineup and fellow defender and again former Leeds United player, Lee Peltier is expected to return after a minor knock.

Striker, Danny Ward, is still a doubt after recovering from a virus so Omar Bogle is expected to keep his place on the bench.

Leeds can boast an almost fully fit squad with striker Caleb Ekuban (foot) the only absentee as defender Pontus Jansson returns to the squad after being left out of the Whites’ home win against Ipswich on Saturday.

Neil Warnock has enjoyed coming up against his former club in recent years winning all three meetings against Leeds since his departure in April 2013 including a 2-0 win at Elland Road with his Cardiff side last season; Leeds have however won the last two meetings at the City Stadium.

 

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