An intriguing relegation battle occurred this weekend, when Cardiff City play host to out of form West Ham United at Cardiff City stadium. Both teams are having a good spell in recent matches, but Cardiff can consider themselves in a little bit mental condition compared to their opponent, that have been suffering two massive defeats in FA Cup and Capital One Cup. The home side surely hope that West Ham still not recovering from their recent throbbing as that could make things much more easier for the Welsh based side in acquiring maximum points.
The Hammers' themselves are really keen on bouncing back from their recent slump and this could very well be their best opportunity, knowing Cardiff are not actually in a great form either. However, low mental condition might prevent West Ham from putting on strong display this Saturday, January 11 especially as they conceded 11 goals in their last two matches.
West Ham finally able to end their recent run of bad spell as they bagged an important away victory over Cardiff City on that Saturday battle with Carlton Cole giving them that crucial opening goal three minutes before half time break. Having a one goal lead going into the second half brought a bit of confidence for the Hammers as they eventually came away with all three points when Mark Noble scored in stoppage time to end Cardiff's potential come back.