Cardiff City will be looking to ensure they pick up maximum points as they host bottom club Sunderland.

Cardiff find themselves sat in third, despite their recent poor form that hasn’t seen them pick up a win since the 16th of December.

Neil Warnock’s side have lost their previous two home games with a heavy defeat to Fulham. Preston were also able to nick the points as they scored a last minute winner.

The Bluebirds were not even to beat Sky Bet League Two side Mansfield Town in the FA Cup as Steve Evans’ side were able to earn themselves a replay.

Their last victory came nearly a month ago with a win over strugglers Hull City. Sol Bamba’s winner seems such a long time ago to the fans of Cardiff.

Sunderland however, are sat bottom of the Sky Bet Championship following their relegation from the Premier League just last season.

Suderland’s form coming into this game has been inconsistent having lost two of their last three Sky Bet Championship games.

Sheffield United and Barnsley were both able to walk away with the three points when they faced Chris Coleman’s side.

However, they were able to pick up an impressive away win at Nottingham Forest. Ireland international Aiden McGeady powered home a header to give the Black Cats all of the points.

These two sides met earlier at the Stadium of Light with Cardiff managing to pick up all three points. This continued Sunderland’s poor home record that would only see themselves win twice in a calendar year at home.

Derby loanee Craig Bryson started the scoring in the 7th minute before Lynden Gooch was able to level up the scores in the second half from the penalty spot.

However, referee Peter Bankes pointed to the spot for a second time when Sean Morrison was bundled over by Lamine Kone. Joe Ralls made no mistake and scored the winning goal from 12 yards out.

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