Why Cardiff City must take something from Villa Park

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock

Cardiff City take on Aston Villa on Saturday and they must come away with something to ensure their resurgence continues.

Cardiff City’s Lee Peltier and Bristol City’s Luke Freeman in actionCardiff City’s Lee Peltier and Bristol City’s Luke Freeman in action

Neil Warnock takes his Cardiff City side to Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon where they will face a tough test as they look to continue their recent improvements.

The Bluebirds have only lost two of their first six games under Warnock and they will be hoping their loss count doesn't grow despite the difficulty of the opponent this weekend.

Aston Villa started the season poorly but the appointment of Steve Bruce has seen them hit a purple patch, and they are now unbeaten in six games.


Villa dominated against Brighton away from home last weekend and managed to take a point from the team placed second in the Championship.

Cardiff will have it all to do if they want to take anything from the Midlands this weekend and the battle between Neil Warnock and Steve Bruce will be mouth-watering to say the least.

However, Cardiff mustn't look at Aston Villa's form or their collection of stars, they must instead look at what they can do to take points home from South Wales.

The Bluebirds put on an encouraging display at Newcastle just a couple of weeks ago but couldn't prevent the Magpies from taking three points.

Aston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia heads at goalAston Villa's Jonathan Kodjia heads at goal

They must avoid the same happening this weekend at all costs or risk a real halt in their progress. Warnock's men must show resilience in order to make a statement to the league, and start climbing the table.

Despite recent progress, Cardiff still sit in 21st but a good result this weekend could take them up as far as three places and it's that progress which will give them real belief going forward.

It will certainly be a very tough clash at Villa Park, there is no doubt about that, but if Cardiff can secure a point or three then it could well be the game which kick-starts their rise up the table.

New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce during the press conferenceNew Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce

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