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Preview: Cardiff City vs. Portsmouth - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s EFL Cup match between Cardiff City and Portsmouth, team news, expected line-ups and more.

Cardiff city their EFL Cup A campaign against a Ligue 1 opponent at home Portsmouth.

The hosts started the season with a 1–0 victory and a 2–1 loss, but Pompey head into the mid-week contest from behind back-to-back draws.

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In his first full season as Cardiff manager, Steve Morrison It gave recently relegated Norwich City a win on the first day at home.

romaine sawyers Although he scored the decisive goal in that contest, there was no Cardiff winner when the Bluebirds traveled to Berkshire for a meeting with Reading on Saturday.

Callum Odauda gave visitors an early lead, Shane Long 27 minutes before the equalizing goal Tom Ince He found the winning goal in the second half to send the Bluebirds to a 2–1 defeat.

Despite losing at the weekend, Cardiff have a chance to start the season with a winning streak at home when they face Portsmouth at midweek.

They are also keen to continue their recent record in the EFL Cup after reaching the second round in four of the last five seasons.

Meanwhile, Portsmouth are still looking for their first win of the season after drawing their first two games.

Danny Cowleyare looking to reach the play-offs this season and started their campaign with a 3-3 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

goals from Connor Ogilvy, Michael Jacobs When Colby Bishop Looked ready to help Portsmouth win 3-2, Tom Dele Bashir They equalized in the 81st minute, denying all three of Pompei’s points.

A less dramatic encounter followed on Saturday when Portsmouth played a goalless draw against Cowley’s former club Lincoln City.

Pompey will be looking to avoid a first-round exit for the second straight season as they focus on Tuesday’s EFL Cup contest.

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Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley pictured on May 9, 2021© Reuters

Cardiff are without the injured Ruben Colwill, Perry Ng He may be reinstated to the team after being suspended for one game.

Kion Etete I was able to come off the bench on Saturday to make my club debut and make my first start for the Bluebirds on Tuesday.

With the championship taking precedence, Morrison was able to make some changes to the lineup. Mark Harris, Jaden Philogene-Viders When Joe Ralls Enter the starting lineup.

As for Portsmouth, they have not yet been able to visit Joe Morrell When Clark Robertsonwho are sidelined by injury issues.

Tom Rowley When owen dale Having recently joined the club, the pair could debut on Tuesday.

Like the host, Cowley could have made many changes. In other words, Jay Mingi, Ronan Curtis When dane scarlett All in the starting lineup.

Cardiff City starters:
Alnwick; Romeo, Nelson, Kipre, Collins. Wintle, Ralls. Etete, Sawyers, Philogen-Bidace; Harris

Potsmouth starters:
Oluwaemi; Swanson, Morrison, Raggett, and Ogilvie. Dale, Mingi, Rowley, Curtis.Scarlett Bishop

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We say: Cardiff City 1-0 Portsmouth

Tuesday’s contest is expected to be close, but we believe the quality of Cardiff’s championship will help them claim a narrow victory over Portsmouth.

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top chip’s expert tipster partners are predicting at least 1.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out more about what they’re predicting for this game, and more of their tried-and-true football tips.1.5 or higher: Curl

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