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Live on Sky Sports: Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers

22 August 2015

Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers will meet in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday evening, with the match being screened live on Sky Sports.

The game gets under way on Sky Sports 1 at 5.15pm and will conclude another busy week of Football League action.

A bright start?

Cardiff are unbeaten in their three opening Championship fixtures, but they are still seeking their first league win of 2015/16.

The Bluebirds shared the spoils at Blackburn Rovers in midweek, and prior to that they had drawn with two sides from the capital – Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

And it was QPR who inflicted a first defeat on Wolves on Wednesday night, with Kenny Jackett's men throwing away a two-goal advantage at Molineux.

Prior to that, Wolves had picked up four points from their first two games and, as a result, the sides sit in relative mid-table, with Cardiff 13th and Wolves 11th going into the weekend.

What does history tell us?

Well, Wolves lead the head-to-head after 54 meetings with 25 wins to Cardiff's 15, alongside 14 draws.

Last season saw Kenny Jackett's men do the the double with 1-0 successes home and away, but Cardiff took all six points in in 2012/13 on their way to the Sky Bet Championship title.

The previous meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium in February was no classic - Bakary Sako's solitary goal separated the sides - but prior to that we've witnessed some entertaining encounters over the Welsh border.

The last five games in Wales between the two clubs have produced no fewer than 20 goals, at an average of four per game, so we could have a cracker on our hands.

Look out for...

It's hard not to mention Benik Afobe who will be leading the line for the visitors. The 22-year-old had a stunning goalscoring campaign in 2014/15 and has already notched three from his four appearances this term.

Another Wolves striker to keep an eye is Football League stalwart Adam Le Fondre, who moved to the Midlands from Cardiff in the summer.

Bluebirds midfielder Peter Whittingham will have mixed emotions from recent meetings with their weekend opponents.

In the aforementioned defeat last season, Whittingham was sent off in the first half, but he hit a hat-trick in the 3-1 win in 2012/13 which is no doubt the memory that he will want to recreate this weekend.

Craig Noone will be setting his sights on picking up his first league start of the season after impressing in previous appearances off the bench.

The midfielder netted a stunner in the opening-day draw with Fulham and scored again in his only start of this term – the Capital One Cup defeat of AFC Wimbledon.

Don't miss it!

Sky Sports' coverage of the match begins at 5pm, and we will be providing updates throughout the match on Twitter, via @SkyBetChamp.

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