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Crystal Palace v Cardiff City

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23 Dec 2018
Match Preview: Crystal Palace v Cardiff City

Crystal Palace will be aiming to build on the weekend's victory at Manchester City, their third win in five PL matches.

Cardiff City, meanwhile, lost heavily at home to Manchester United last time out.

Team news

Crystal Palace's Cheikhou Kouyate and Martin Kelly are set to miss the match with injury, while goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey could recover from his recent back spasms and feature on Boxing Day.

Cardiff City defender Joe Bennett, who missed the 5-1 defeat to Manchester United, is likely to miss out.

Did you know?

This will be the first meeting between these teams since April 2014, when Palace won 3-0 away in the Premier League.

Palace have won both of their PL matches against Cardiff without conceding.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock is unbeaten in his last nine away matches at Selhurst Park (W6 D3).

Bluebirds midfielder Aron Gunnarsson has scored in his last two league appearances against Crystal Palace.

Match officials

Referee: Lee Probert
Assistants: 
Simon Beck, Andy Garratt
Fourth official: 
Andy Woolmer

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