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Match Preview: Cardiff City (A)

25 August 2022

Preston North End and Cardiff City will meet for the 100th time in all competitions when they come head to head in South Wales on Saturday.

Match Information
Cardiff City Stadium
Saturday 27th August, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet Championship (Matchday 6/46)
Away kit – available to pre-order here!

Supporter Information

Tickets for this fixture will remain on sale until 1pm on Friday from, while sales will continue in person from Deepdale and over the phone on 0344 856 1966 until 5pm.

Fans can also buy tickets on the day from the away ticket office at gate 12, with sales being cash-only, and please note prices will increase on the day of the game.

Coaches will depart Deepdale and Leyland at 7.30am, and full ticket details can be found here.

How To Follow The Game

Fans in the UK and Ireland can listen to the game with a £2.50 match pass or £4.49 monthly pass, with live commentary coming from Guy Clarke and Rob Edwards.

Supporters overseas are able to watch the game live on iFollow PNE; you can subscribe to a £10 match pass by clicking here.

You can also follow coverage of the game across our social media channels.

In The Dressing Room

Ryan Lowe confirmed Álvaro Fernández is back on the grass and there’s a chance he could make the matchday squad for the first time since the Carabao Cup first round tie against Huddersfield Town.

The manager also said Andrew Hughes’ shoulder is still feeling stiff, and the Welshman will be assessed ahead of the trip to Cardiff.

Sean Maguire is back with the squad in training, but is still some way off being match fit, while Bambo Diaby is also out on the grass.

A Look At Our Hosts

The Cardiff City side which PNE will face on Saturday is a very different one to the team which played the last time the two met just five months ago.

Only two players who started that game featured for the Bluebirds in their last Championship outing – a 2-0 defeat at Bristol City last weekend – given their extremely busy summer of recruitment.

Championship experience in the likes of Callum O’Dowda, Cédric Kipré and Mahlon Romeo has been brought to the squad, and like PNE, they’ve taken seven points from their opening five games.

Going Head To Head

Games played: 99
PNE wins: 36
Draws: 24
Cardiff City wins: 39
Last meeting: Cardiff City 0-0 PNE, 12th March 2022

One To Watch


After his contract at Bristol City came to an end, Callum O’Dowda joined Cardiff City on a three-year deal in June 2022.

The Republic of Ireland international, capped 23 times for his country, has enjoyed a good start to life with the Bluebirds, having opened his account against Reading, while he put in a man of the match performance against Birmingham City.

The 27-year-old winger is well versed in the second tier, having now made well over 150 appearances in the Championship since his move to the higher level from Oxford United in 2016.

Match Officials


Experienced official Andy Woolmer is the man in the middle for this fixture.

Woolmer actually took charge of this game during the 2021/22 campaign, when the two sides met in the FA Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium, while his last PNE league game was the 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough last November.

The official has shown 19 yellow cards and one red in the four games he has taken charge of so far this season.

Pre-Match Interviews

Gaffer Expects A Good
Footballing Test In Cardiff
Jordan Pleased With PNE's
Defensive Understanding

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