Cardiff City vs Burton Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Burton Albion Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Friday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in need of points at opposite ends of the Championship table.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Cardiff have been out of action since March 13th following the international break and the controversial postponement of their game at Derby.  Last time they played they made it seven straight victories beating Brentford 3-1 thanks to a goal each from Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zohore.

Burton suffered a second successive loss and extended their winless run to five with a 3-1 defeat away to leaders Wolves.  Lloyd Dyer had given them hope after putting them back to 2-1 just before half-time but a Beink Afobe goal 11 minutes later put the fixture and the points beyond them.

The reverse fixture came on the opening day of the season and the Bluebirds won that 1-0 with a Kenneth Zohore goal.  Albion though did win 2-1 in Wales a few weeks later in the League Cup with a goal each from Tom Naylor and Ben Fox with Anthony Pilkington getting the other goal of the tie.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff are strong favourites to win the game but the price does not look backable so you need to find a way to enhance it.  Backing the Bluebirds to win to nil might be popular though a word of caution Burton did manage to score against Wolves while the Welsh outfit have shipped to both Birmingham and Barnsley in recent matches.

I like the look of the Welsh side on the Asian Handicap to cover a 1.5 goal start as the Brewers lost by two goals at Wolves and Sheffield United recently and Cardiff have beaten Sunderland and Bolton by two or more goals at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Callum Paterson has found the back of the net in each of his last three and in five of eight when looking just at home games and I think he looks worth an each-way play in the first goalscorer market.

 

Cardiff -1.5 on Asian Handicap

Callum Paterson first goalscorer, each-way

 

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

Burton Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

2.2

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

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
L H

06-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

28-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Taffs Well Team Logo Taffs Well

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Tavistock AFC

FT 0 - 6

(HT 0 - 5)

W A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bodmin Town Team Logo Bodmin Town

FT 1 - 11

(HT 1 - 7)

Burton Albion Form Guide

Burton Albion Team Logo

Burton Albion

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

13-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

30-03-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Cardiff City Preview

A run of seven straight victories and no defeat in 11 has given the Bluebirds a gap between themselves in second and the chasing pack.  They are seven points ahead of Fulham and have a game in hand and are six behind Wolves again with the game in hand.

At the Cardiff City Stadium, it has been six wins in a row with four of these results coming to nil.  Callum Paterson has found the back of the net five times in his last eight appearances in front of his own fans.

The Welsh outfit are in good scoring form netting eight in their last three and 22 times in their previous 11.  Cardiff have shipped six goals from their last three putting to an end a run of four straight clean sheets.

 

Cardiff City Team News

Craig Bryson, (knock), Jazz Richards (severe bruising), Jamie Ward (groin), Joe Ralls, Danny Ward (both knee) and Aron Gunnarsson (ankle) are all doubts.

Burton Albion Preview

It is now four defeats from their last five and just one single point from these fixtures for the Brewers.  They sit in 23rd place though they are just three points away from Barnsley and Birmingham in 21st and 22nd.

Away from the Pirelli Stadium, they have lost their last two and four of their last six though these all came against top ten sides.  Six of their last eight on the road have gone over the 2.5 goal margin.

Burton have failed to find the back of the net in six of their last eight and have netted just three times in these matches in total.  No side have been level at half-time more than Albion who have been all-square in 21 of 38 played.

 

Burton Albion Team News

Martin Samuelsson (illness), Jamie Allen (ankle), Lucas Akins (hamstring), John Brayford and Ben Turner (both calf) are doubts while Willie Miller (knee) is a long-term absentee for the Brewers

 

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.7

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

Burton Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Burton Albion Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
3 RB Joseph Bennett 177 74
18 CM Callum Paterson 183 76
24 CM Marko Grujic 192 82
21 CM Craig Bryson 170 60
33 RF Junior Hoilett 173 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 188 96
19 LF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 178 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stephen Bywater 188 81
12 RB Tom Flanagan 188 72
5 CD Kyle McFadzean 185 84
15 CD Tom Naylor 181 72
2 LB John Brayford 173 71
27 AM Liam Boyce 184 85
11 RM Lloyd Dyer 173 64
7 CM Luke Murphy 188 73
4 CM Jamie Allen 170 69
17 LM Marvin Sordell 177 79
9 CF Darren Bent 180 73