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Fulham v Cardiff City kick-off time, TV channel, live stream details and team news

Cardiff City are on the road again after their chastening 3-0 defeat by Swansea City at the weekend.

Fulham are the next opponents for Mick McCarthy, who finds himself under huge pressure following a run of six defeats.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

What time is Fulham v Cardiff City kick-off?

The game between the Championship rivals kicks off at 7.45pm on Wednesday, October 20 at Craven Cottage.

Is Fulham v Cardiff City on TV?

Yes.

Fans can catch all the action on the red button on Sky Sports Football.

You can also follow live updates from the match via our blog which will be available on our Cardiff City page.

What about streaming?

Supporters can stream the match through the Sky Go app, or alternatively they can purchase their Match Pass on Cardiff City TV for only £10 here.

What is the team news?

Tom Sang still looks unlikely to be in contention for Fulham as he nurses a toe injury.

The right-back underwent surgery on it in pre-season and Mick McCarthy said it had flared up ahead of the Swansea game, making him unlikely to feature.

It remains to be seen the extent to which Leandro Bacuna’s injury against Swansea affected him. Bacuna went down in the second half before being substituted.

Elsewhere, Cardiff have a relatively clean bill of health. McCarthy said Sam Bowen had recovered from illness ahead of the Swansea game, so it must be assumed that he was omitted from the squad purely from a tactical perspective.

For the hosts, Ivan Cavaleiro went off injured in the last match against QPR and was replaced by Bobby DeCordova-Reid. It is unlikely Cavaleiro will feature against the Bluebirds.

Fabio Carvalho has tested positive for Covid while Joe Bryan will be absent after suffering a knock on the weekend.

What the managers have said

Fulham manager Marco Silva: “I had short conversation with them at the end of the (QPR) match, congratulations for the result, commitment, attitude.

“OK, this is what we should do when something goes wrong, adversity, mistakes from ourselves, or someone else, because against Coventry it was ourselves and the referee which changed completely the direction of the game with that penalty.

“But we should react in a different way, and we did this afternoon, and I was pleased to see it.

“Going home with that good feeling of winning a derby for our fans as well, pleased to see the smiles on their faces at the end of the match.”

Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy: “Until anybody tells me different, I will be in [Monday] morning preparing for the [Fulham] game.

“I have never had too many problems with players not playing for me. If they are not then I would be disappointed, but I can’t see that.

“When does the pressure get too much for me? I keep doing the job and trying to get results. I will continue that until anybody tells me different.”

Who is the referee?

Tim Robinson will whistle the match, supported by Andrew Fox and Robert Hyde. Gavin Ward is the fourth official.

Latest odds

Fulham 1/2

Draw 16/5

Cardiff 11/2

(Odds courtesy of bet365 and correct at time of publication)

Match facts

  • Fulham and Cardiff City last met in the 2019-20 Championship play-offs, with the Cottagers winning 3-2 on aggregate, though they did lose 2-1 at Craven Cottage in the second leg.
  • Excluding play-offs, Cardiff have won none of their last six away league games against Fulham (D3 L3) since a 2-1 win in the Premier League in 2013-14.
  • Fulham have already won twice in the Championship this season on a Wednesday, beating Birmingham away and Swansea at home. They last won three on the bounce on this day back in September 2017.
  • Excluding play-off games, Cardiff City have won just two of their last 33 league visits to London (D13 L18), wins at Brentford in March 2015 and March 2018.
  • Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy has lost his last four league matches against Fulham, all when he was Ipswich Town manager in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

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