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Manchester City vs Cardiff Prediction & Betting tips
The goals of the two teams, Manchester City and Cardiff, could not be more different. While ManCity’s aim is to defend the championship title and finish ahead of the Liverpool rival, the Wales up-and-coming star only has his sights set on relegation. In principle, with Huddersfield and Fulham two relegated players are already fixed, so that only one more club is needed, who must begin the transition to the Championship. The fruits are of course very high for the guests in this game and a point win would be a big surprise. After all, they must compete in the strongest home team in the Premier League.
In this match of the 33rd match day, the outcome seems to be determined beforehand. Too clear is the favorite role of the hosts and it seems to be only about the height of the victory. For the hosts counts only to enter the 16th home win of the season and at least for two days to take the lead again. In the match Manchester City vs Cardiff are offered for the tip on the handicap bet the host (-3) by the bookmakers odds of 2.10. Can the guests defend themselves and keep the defeat at least limited? Read the answer in our analysis for this game. The kick-off at the Etihad Stadium will take place on Wednesday evening at 19:45.
The season so far has been more than satisfactory for the Citizens. The team of Pep Guardiola is still represented in all competitions. In the FA Cup, City meets Brighton & Hove Albion in the semi-final and the Guardiola side were able to seal the title in the EFL Cup by beating Chelsea 1-0. In the Champions League, Manchester defeated FC Schalke 04 7-0 and 3-2, and now face Tottenham Hotspurs in the last eight. In the Premier League, the light blue and white fight with the Liverpool FC for the championship. Currently, they are after 31 completed games with 77 points on the second place in the table. The gap to the team of Jürgen Klopp is only two points and Manchester has one more game to complete than the Reds. These could conquer their top position by a last-minute victory on Sunday in the top match against the Spurs back.
With 81 goals scored, City is by far the most dangerous goalkeeper in the Premier League. The offensive power, the head coach Guardiola available, this is not really surprising. With Sergio Aguero, who has been able to defeat the opposing goalkeeper 19 times, they have the league’s top scorer in their ranks. In addition, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva and David Silva are joined by a number of players who can decide to play alone with their individual class.
The winning streak of the Pale Blue is definitely impressive. The Citizens have been unbeaten in 12 competitions across all competitions. The last defeat conceded Manchester in 1: 2 at Newcastle United. In Etihad Stadium could score in this season only a score team. Crystal Palace scored the big surprise in a 3-2 win just before Christmas. With 53 goals scored in their own stadium, the Citizens often offer their fans compelling games. Of course, in the fight for the championship they are not allowed to lay any points against Cardiff’s opponents. Can we look forward to a spectacular game of hosts again? On Saturday, the Guardiola team managed a 2-0 win at the relegation-threatened Fulham FC. After just under half an hour, the game was decided by goals from Silva and Agüero.
The Welsh representative from Cardiff will make his second attempt this season to qualify for the English Premier League. The first attempt in the 2013/2014 season was not very successful. As a table last, the Bluebirds rose directly back into the championship. This year, the blue-and-white team is once again relegated to the league. After 31 games completed the team of head coach Neil Warnock is with 28 points on the 18th and thus the first relegation place. The gap to Burnley FC ahead of them is already five points, but the Welshmers have one more game to go and could reduce the gap to two points. On Sunday Cardiff missed in the home game against Chelsea the little sensation. Shortly after half-time, the Blue-whites took the lead 1-0, but the Londoners managed to turn the game over in the last five minutes.
Warnoch was visibly disappointed after the game, as his team were denied twice the penalty whistle. The threesome would have been immensely important for the Bluebirds in the fight for relegation. Now they have to travel to the top team from Manchester. So far coach Warnock’s team has only managed to gain eight points on the opponent’s field. Two wins came in the 1-0 in Leicester and the 2: 1 in Southampton.
Should the Welsh succeed in surprising the Citizens? In the match Manchester City vs Cardiff, odds of 31.00 are offered to predict the surprise victory of the guests! Let’s stop dreaming and look at the facts. With only 28 goals scored, only the bottom and bottom Huddersfield relegationists have scored even fewer goals so far. On opponent’s track get just nine goals, which means the league’s worst yield. The Spaniard Victor Camarasa is with five goals the best scorer of the Bluebirds, the only Welsh club ever won the FA Cup (1927). Although Cardiff celebrated three wins in the last seven league games, we have to assume there will be nothing to be found in Manchester. Crucial for the South Wales team will be the two upcoming away fixtures in Burnley and at Brighton & Hove Albion. These two teams are right in front of the blue and white and in these games can be a preliminary decision in the relegation battle.
Manchester City vs Cardiff head to head matches
22.09.18 PL Cardiff Manchester City 0 : 5
28.01.18 FAC Cardiff Manchester City 0 : 2
18.01.14 PL Manchester City Cardiff 4 : 2
25.08.13 PL Cardiff Manchester City 3 : 2