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Chelsea vs Cardiff Prediction & Betting tips
On Saturday, Chelsea FC and Cardiff City meet at Stamford Bridge. As part of the fifth Premier League game of the season, the 2017 champions will face the newcomer from Wales. For many Cardiff is regarded as a strong relegation threatened team. The blues, on the other hand, can be seen as a secret favorite for the title. Under the new coach Maurizio Sarri, the footballers from London developed from a counter-team to a team who aspires to possession of the ball. In this duel the favorite role is clearly distributed. When betting on the away team betting odds close to the 20’s limit can be achieved. In the affiche between Chelsea and Cardiff, we recommend a tip on the home team. Since the odds are in an extremely deep area, a handicap is inevitable.
Chelsea are in great shape in Saturday’s duel against Cardiff. Four wins from four games are recorded. The highlight was certainly the 3-2 victory in the London derby against Arsenal. The blues swing up in a tight match at the top. On matchday one, they defeated Huddersfield 3-0 away. Newcastle were beaten 2-1 and Bournemouth were 2-0 victors. The new coach Maurizio Sarri may be satisfied with the start. What is particularly striking is the change in the style of Chelsea. Under Antonio Conte they came up with their massed defense and good counterplay. Ball possession is now the credo under Sarri. This is already reflected in the statistics. Among the top 5 players with the most played passes are three players from Chelsea. Jorginho is the leader with 417 passes.
Before the goal, Pedro and Eden Hazard were the most dangerous. Pedro met three, Hazard twice. The Belgian was also responsible for two assists – and this, although only twice was used from the start. Chelsea is traditionally strong at home. In the last five home games in the Premier League, the blues never lost. Three wins and two draws are recorded. The last defeat suffered the Blues on April 1, 2018 against rival Tottenham. Due to the home strength of the Blues, bets on Chelsea are associated with low risk. Accordingly, a bet on Chelsea against Cardiff promises no high odds. For bets with handicap, however, the odds are over 1.50.
In contrast to the opponent Chelsea, the shape curve of Cardiff is pervaded. Two points are on the account after four games. Twice Welsh fought a 0-0 draw. Anyway, the offensive increases enormously. Only on the last matchday against Arsenal they get the first goals this season. For the Bluebirds met twice. It did not help, the match against Arsenal was lost 2: 3. To kick off they already conceded a 0-2 defeat against Bournemouth. The two draws brought Cardiff against Newcastle and Huddersfield. Coach Neil Warnock said after the game that he definitely has the hardest job in the league. If one can believe the experts, Cardiff will probably dismount. Also the achievements speak for the fact that the Bluebirds in the Premier League effort are expressed.
The backbone of the team is certainly goalkeeper Neil Etheridge. The Filipino is ranked sixth in the league of 17 goalkeepers with the highest number of finals. For Cardiff it will be crucial that he can keep his shape. Away Cardiff won one point so far. After two games, it is still difficult to determine a trend. Welsh boys have some away wins this season, but still in the championship. If they succeed in a victory at Stamford Bridge, but should be spoken of a sensation. Even the bookmakers probably do not believe in a victory of Bluebirds. They offer odds between 17.00 and 21.00. Also we do not believe in a sensation in London. Therefore, in the match between Chelsea FC and Cardiff City we recommend a clear victory for the home team.
Chelsea vs Cardiff head to head matches
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