Swansea City vs. Cardiff City: Preview and TV schedule

Stu Forster

There's a massive Wales derby to round out Saturday's Premier League schedule, as Swansea and Cardiff look to boost their chances of survival.

Both Swansea City and Cardiff City have been in pretty terrible form of late, resulting in both installing new managers. Swansea's captain-turned-interim-coach-overnight Gary Monk will take charge of his first game on Saturday, looking to end his side's terrible run. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a few weeks to work with his Cardiff side, but they're still in the bottom three.

However, though Swansea are up in 12th and Cardiff down in 19th, there's incredibly only three points separating these sides in the table. Make no mistake, this is a massive game for both sides. It's not just the pride of Wales which is on the line. Both of these sides are right in the thick of a massive relegation scrap.

Swansea will definitely be without midfielder José Cañas, though hope to have Michu, Jonjo Shelvey and Michel Vorm available after their respective injury troubles. Cardiff will be hoping to have captain Mark Hudson back from a calf injury in time for him to make the squad.

Swansea City injuries and suspensions

Out: José Cañas (ankle). In doubt: Michu (ankle), Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Michel Vorm (knee). In doubt: None.

Cardiff City injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In doubt: Mark Hudson (calf).

Projected lineups

Swansea City: Gerhard Tremmel; Ben Davies, Ashley Williams, Chico Flores, Àngel Rangel; Jonjo Shelvey, Jordi Amat, Jonathan de Guzmán; Wayne Routledge, Wilfried Bony, Nathan Dyer.

Cardiff City: David Marshall; Declan John, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker, Kévin Théophile-Catherine; Wilfried Zaha, Gary Medel, Jordon Mutch, Craig Noone; Craig Bellamy; Kenwyne Jones.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. local, 12:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales

TV: NBC (U.S. and Canada), Sportsnet 360 (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)

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