Cardiff City vs Bristol City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Bristol City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Sunday lunchtime (12:00) fixture will have implications at the top of the Championship table as two sides looking for promotion do battle. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Cardiff come into the game in good form registering their third straight victory in midweek as they defeated Ipswich 1-0 at Portman Road. A 65th minute Kenneth Zohore strike proved the difference in a tie the Bluebirds were probably lucky to come out on top in. Bristol City made it three straight draws as they battled out a point against in-form Fulham at Ashton Gate. A Bobby Reid goal drew them level and despite chances for both teams that was the end of the scoring. The reverse fixture came at the start of November in Bristol in a game that the home side came out on top 2-1. Callum O’Dowda and Aden Flint netted for the Robins while Omar Bogle had a mixed game netting before being sent-off for the Welsh outfit.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This Severnside derby is a passionately fought contest that neither side wants to lose and perhaps neither side will. The Robins have drawn three of their last four and I think this might be another one that ends all-square especially as Cardiff have that little gap between them and third. Both sides are in the top eight goalscoring sides in the division so backing the score draw also looks a viable which has also happened in the last three fixtures that Bristol City have been involved in.

Game to end in a draw

Game to end in a draw and both teams to score

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AVG Goals

0.7

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

0

Draw

2

Lost

8
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)

L H

30-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L H

18-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

21-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

02-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

18-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

21-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

28-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

03-10-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Cardiff City Preview

The Bluebirds are going strong with a seven-game unbeaten run in the Championship winning each of their last three and four of their last five. They sit in second place and have three of their next four at their own ground. At the Cardiff City Stadium, they have won three straight netting seven times and conceding nothing. The Welsh side have the best home defensive record in the division having shipped just ten goals in front of their own fans. None of the last three Cardiff league fixtures and just two of their last seven have seen both teams find the back of the net. Defender Sean Morrison has found the back of the net in three of the last five.

Cardiff City Team News

Jazz Richards (severe bruising), Sean Morrison, Kadeem Harris, (both unknown) Jamie Ward (groin), Danny Ward (knee) and Aron Gunnarsson (ankle) are all doubts.

Bristol City Preview

The Robins have now gone four league fixtures without a victory though the last three have finished all-square. Just seven points from their last nine has seen them slide down the table and going into the weekend they were hanging on to the sixth spot and the final play-off place available. Away from Ashton Gate, they are without a victory in five though they have drawn three of these matches. City have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four on the road though they netted twice against Leeds last time out on their travels. Only Millwall (19) and Burton (18) have been level in more Championship games at half-time than Bristol City (17) this season. Bobby Reid has two in his last two games while Famara Diedhiou has bagged four in his last five.

Bristol City Team News

Milan Djuric (groin), Gary O’Neil (hamstring) and Callum O’Dowda (ankle) are doubts while Matty Taylor (hernia), Eros Pisano (hamstring) and Jens Hegeler (knee) are long-term absentees. Marlon Pack will miss the game through suspension.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

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

Bristol 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

Cardiff City vs Bristol City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
16 LB Matthew Connolly 188 84
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
18 CM Callum Paterson 183 76
15 CM Greg Halford 193 87
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
12 LF Liam Feeney 183 76
44 CF Gary Madine 193 75
33 RF Junior Hoilett 173 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
5 LB Bailey Wright 175 85
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
6 CD Nathan Baker 191 80
23 RB Hoerdur Magnusson 191 85
8 LM Josh Brownhill 178 69
7 CM Korey Smith 183 78
3 RM Joe Bryan 170 72
14 CM Bobby Reid 170 68
9 CF Famara Diedhiou 189 80
39 CF Lois Diony 183 80