Thursday, September 7, 2023

Leeds vs Cardiff LIVE commentary: Promotion hopefuls begin life in Championship against Aaron Ramsey and co – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Leeds United will kick off their Championship campaign against Cardiff City this weekend, and you can catch all the action live and exclusive on talkSPORT. After being relegated from the Premier League last season, Leeds are determined to secure an immediate return to the top flight. However, their final stretch of games last season was disappointing, with only two wins in their last 15 matches. Even the appointment of Sam Allardyce couldn’t save them from the drop. Now, under the guidance of Daniel Farke, who led Norwich City to the Championship title in the 2020/21 season, Leeds will look to steady the ship and start their campaign on a positive note. But Cardiff City, who managed to convince Aaron Ramsey to return to his boyhood club for the season, will provide a tough challenge for Leeds in their opening fixture.

The Leeds vs Cardiff match is scheduled for Sunday, August 6, with kick-off at Elland Road set for 2:30pm. talkSPORT 2 will provide live and exclusive coverage of the game, with Nigel Adderley and former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray on commentary duty. If you prefer to follow the action online, you can tune in to the live stream on the talkSPORT website. Additionally, you can listen to the match on the talkSPORT app, DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker, or on 1089 or 1053 AM. Throughout the day, will provide all the best reaction and updates from the Championship.

In terms of team news, Leeds United’s starting XI for the match includes Meslier, Ayling, Struijk, Cooper, Hjelde, Ampadu, Gray, Summerville, Sinisterra, James, and Gnonto. On the bench, they have Darlow, Cresswell, Perkins, Shackleton, Gyabi, Byram, Bate, Poveda, and Gelhardt. Cardiff City’s starting XI features Alnwick, Ng, Goutas, McGuinness, O’Dowda, Wintle, Ralls, Bowler, Ramsey, Grant, and Ugbo. Their substitutes are Luthra, Romeo, Etete, Collins, Adams, Meite, Simpson, Rinomhota, and Robinson.

Ahead of the match, Daniel Farke hinted that Archie Gray could make his senior debut for Leeds in the Championship opener. Farke expressed his willingness to work with young players and give them opportunities when they are ready. He emphasized that age is not a determining factor for him, and if a 17 or 18-year-old player is ready, they will get a chance to play.

Lastly, talkSPORT has an exciting betting offer for the day. You can bet £20 and get £20 in free bets. To claim this offer, visit the provided link. Please note that this offer is only available to new customers aged 18 and above. Terms and conditions apply, and it’s important to gamble responsibly.

That’s all the information you need to know about the Leeds vs Cardiff Championship match. Enjoy the game!
Leeds United and Cardiff City will go head-to-head today in a crunch Championship clash that could have a huge say in the fate of two promotion hopefuls. Both sides have big ambitions this season and the stakes are high at Elland Road as Leeds host Cardiff this afternoon.

The two clubs will be looking to start their Championship campaign with a win, and both have recruited heavily over the summer in a bid to be in the promotion picture come May.

For Leeds, they have brought in a vastly experienced manager in Marcelo Bielsa and the Argentine has completely transformed the squad, with seven new players arriving through the door at Elland Road. Among them are Luke Ayling in defence and Patrick Bamford up front, as the club look to build a squad that can compete with the top teams in the Championship.

Cardiff, meanwhile, have strengthened their already talented squad with the additions of Bobby Reid, Justin Hoilett, Alex Smithies and goalkeeper Victor Camarasa. They have also convinced Arsenal’s record signing Aaron Ramsey to join on a season-long loan.

It promises to be a fiercely competitive fixture and a game that could have a huge bearing on the eventual destination of the Championship title. Kick-off at Elland Road is at 3:00pm BST.

You can follow all the action LIVE here with us at BBC Sport. Our match commentaries and updates will keep you up to date with all the latest news, analysis and highlights. We’ll also be bringing you news of team line-ups throughout the day, with a full list of the starting XIs expected shortly.

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