Our tipster is anticipating late drama when Marco Silva’s side make the trip to the Welsh capital to face Neil Warnock’s charges on Tuesday night
Cardiff City was crushed by Watford on Friday night. The Bluebirds were hammered 5-1 by the Hornets – a bitter blow in their battle to beat the drop.
Neil Warnock will hope for a big reaction from his side when Everton visit the Welsh capital on Tuesday.
The Toffees, too, have been out of sorts. Marco Silva’s side has lost five of their last six matches. Furthermore, Everton has won just three times away from Goodison Park this season.
Niasse is currently on loan with the Welsh club from Everton and cannot play against his parent club, although he is yet to score for Cardiff since his January move.
Neil Warnock’s side is looking to bounce back from their 5-1 defeat to Watford on Friday against an Everton side who have not played for over two weeks.
Marco Silva and Everton have struggled to live up to expectations this season – losing five of their last six games in all competitions – and are seven points behind Watford in the seventh spot.
Team news of Cardiff City vs Everton
Oumar Niasse, on loan at Cardiff from Everton, is ineligible to face the Toffees. Victor Camarasa misses out through injury.
Kenneth Zohore will be hoping to be given an opportunity to shine from the start.
The Danish striker scored the winner for the Bluebirds against Southampton earlier this month, but he hasn’t started a match since September.
Yerry Mina, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are sidelined for the visitors through injury while Kurt Zouma is suspended.
Boss Neil Warnock is hoping to welcome back Lee Peltier and Bobby Decordova-Reid after the duo recently came down with illness,
while Victor Camarasa faces a late fitness test over an ongoing calf issue.
Oumar Niasse is ineligible to face his parent club, meaning that Danish striker Kenneth Zohore looks to be in line for his first start since September.
Meanwhile, Everton could be set to welcome back experienced duo Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines,
but Yerry Mina is sidelined for a month with a foot problem.
Kenneth Zohore is challenging for a first start since the end of September in Niasse’s absence,
although the versatile Callum Paterson could be switched from a wide to a central role.
Aron Gunnarsson is expected to return after being rested for the 5-1 home defeat to Watford,
while Lee Peltier and Bobby Reid will be checked after illness and Cardiff await an update on Victor Camarasa’s calf injury.
Score prediction: Cardiff City 1-2 Everton
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
With the match being shown live on Sky Sports, there will be no live broadcast on iFollow Forest.
However, audio commentary provided by BBC Radio Nottingham will be available.
There will also be coverage via the club’s official social media channels and in the Match Centre.
Defenders:Lee Peltier, Bruno Manga, Sol Bamba
Midfielders:Callum Paterson, Aron Gunnarsson, Joe Ralls, Joe Bennett
Forwards:Bobby Reid, Harry Arter, Oumar Niasse
Defenders:Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne
Defensive Midfielders:Idrissa Gueye, Andre Gomes
Attacking Midfielders:Bernard, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Theo Walcott
Cardiff have won just one of their last 11 meetings with Everton in all competitions (D4 L6), winning 1-0 in a League Cup match in September 1979.
Everton have won just one of their last 12 top-flight away games against Cardiff (D4 L7), and are winless in their last six. Their last such victory there was in March 1929 (2-0).