Cardiff City vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Arsenal Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Cardiff City still await their first win of the season after only picking a goalless draw with Huddersfield Town. Despite watching the hosts go down to 10-men following Jonathan Hogg’s red card, Cardiff were unable to find their first league goal of the season. The midweek match saw the club lose 3-1 against Norwich City in the League Cup. Arsenal were able to register a 3-1 win over West Ham to hand Unai Emery with a first win of his era at the club. Despite Arnautovic’s early goal, Arsenal were able to pick a crucial win thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal and Welbeck, which were able to sandwich an own goal from Diop.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff last scored against Arsenal back in 2006 when the two teams met each in the FA Cup. Since then, the Welsh team has been unable to break Arsenal’s defensive line – even when it was not at its best – in the recent four meetings. There is a strong likelihood of a repeat of the same with the Welsh outfit struggling for chances and ideas going forward. Despite home advantage, I would opt for an Arsenal clean sheet.

The gunners have been impressive going forward and have helped themselves to five goals in the first three games of the season. Even though Aubameyang has been through a tough period this season, there are players like Lacazette who can step in when required. Welbeck can also contribute when required. Yet, Cardiff’s defence, marshalled by the impressive Bamba, has looked good. A good option would be to back Arsenal to score under 1.5 goals.

Arsenal clean sheet – 6/5

Arsenal to score under 1.5 goals – 6/5

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 6 games played against Arsenal

Arsenal scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Arsenal have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 6 games against Cardiff City

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

Arsenal Form Guide

Arsenal Team Logo

Arsenal

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

25-08-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. E

Vorskla Team Logo Vorskla

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

23-09-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Cardiff City Preview

Cardiff are struggling big-time after having made a horrendous start to the campaign. The inability to make an impact against Huddersfield – who were playing with 10 men towards the end of the game – is a major blow to the team morale. Neil Warnock has made a career out of getting results when his teams are facing backs against the wall and he will have to employ his immense experience to get Cardiff out of the tricky situation. Cardiff’s best player so far this season has been Sol Bamba, who has been rock solid in helping Cardiff to back-to-back clean sheets.

Cardiff City Team News

David Hoilett (groin), Aron Gunnarsson (knee), and Nathanial Mendez-Laing (knee) are unavailable for Cardiff.

Arsenal Preview

Unai Emery proved his doubters wrong after an impressive London derby win over West Ham during the weekend. The losses against Chelsea and Manchester City could have occurred midway into the campaign without causing a flutter, but the timing of those results raised doubts about Emery’s ability to handle the Premier League. The former Valencia boss, who has enjoyed great success in European football, will be looking forward to building his team around the positivity from the win over the Hammers.

Arsenal Team News

Laurent Koscielny (Achilles tendon), Carl Jenkinson (ankle), Sead Kolasinac (knee), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (leg) are the players unavailable for the gunners.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Arsenal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City vs Arsenal Sidelined Players

Cardiff City
17 Aron Gunnarsson Injured
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing Injured
Arsenal
31 Sead Kolasinac Injured
6 Laurent Koscielny Injured
15 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Injured
25 Carl Jenkinson Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
22 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
7 CM Harry Arter 176 70
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
21 LM Victor Camarasa 183 76
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 68
9 CF Danny Ward 178 88
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Petr Cech 196 92
18 RB Nacho Monreal 179 72
20 CD Shkodran Mustafi 184 82
2 LB Hector Bellerin 178 74
5 CD Sokratis Papastathopoulos 186 82
34 CDM Granit Xhaka 185 82
8 CM Aaron Ramsey 178 76
10 CM Mesut Oezil 180 76
14 CM Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 187 80
29 CDM Matteo Guendouzi 185 68
9 CF Alexandre Lacazette 175 73