STATS: Cardiff City v Leeds United - Whites have the edge in two key areas

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Leeds United can head to Wales on knowing that they can get the better of Cardiff City in the Championship.

Cardiff City and Leeds United will head into the Championship clash on Saturday determined to win.

The West Yorkshire outfit have not won at Cardiff in 30 years, but under caretaker-manager Neil Redfearn, the Whites will be keen on picking up all three points at the Cardiff City Stadium in order to get back on track for a top-six finish.

Both Cardiff and Leeds have struggled for the points so far this season. While the Bluebirds are currently 11th in the league table with 19 points from 14 matches, Leeds are three points behind them in 18th.

But which team will have the edge statistically on Saturday?

  GoalsGoals ConcededTotal Shots/GameShots against/GameTotal Tackles/GameTotal Pass/GameAccurate Pass/GamePossession Percentage/GameAppearances
Cardiff 18 17 11.57 15.64 20.36 359.07 263.36 43.79 14
Leeds 14 18 9.93 16.86 19.21 431.29 336.36 49 14

As the above stats show, Cardiff clearly have a better shots per game record and have also allowed the opposition fewer chances than Leeds. The Bluebirds have scored more and conceded fewer goals that the West Yorkshire club.

When it comes to accurate passing, it is the visitors who have the edge. Cardiff have a pass accuracy of 73%, while Leeds have a 78% pass accuracy.

Leeds are much better than the Welsh outfit when it comes to ball possession as well, and that could eventually prove to be the key on Saturday.

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