Carlos Corberan’s side travelled to Craven Cottage on the weekend to face league leaders Fulham, who had only lost once in their previous 19 Championship matches, but the Terriers secured an impressive 2-1 victory.
Danny Ward and Duane Holmes struck in the first half to give the visitors the lead at half time, and despite Fulham’s pressure, Huddersfield held on to pick up an important three points which kept them in fifth spot.
The five teams below Huddersfield in the current rankings all have two games in hand on Corberan’s side, meaning that Wednesday’s hosts cannot afford to drop points, especially to a team in the lower half of the table.
The Terriers would have been delighted with their three points on Saturday, and just as crucially, they returned to scoring ways in front of goal, having played out two goalless draws prior to the weekend, but they will still want to show more in the attacking third in front of their home crowd.
Cardiff enter this match on a two-game unbeaten run, having sealed a point in a 1-1 draw against Blackpool last time out, with Joel Bagan equalising for the home team just after half time in South Wales.
Steve Morrison’s side need to improve defensively away from home, after conceding 30 goals in 16 outings, but having said that, Cardiff have managed to pick up two more points on their travels this term.
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That will give the Bluebirds confidence heading into Wednesday’s encounter, but Huddersfield will be looking to capitalise on their leaky defence.
Cardiff currently sit 15 points above the relegation zone, suggesting that there is not much to worry about for Morrison’s team, but they will be looking to finish the campaign as strongly as possible with Morrison aiming to impress the owners to secure his role on a permanent basis for next season.
A repeat of the scoreline from the reverse of this fixture will be welcomed by Wednesday’s visitors, who secured a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield at the Cardiff City Stadium in November