Cardiff City vs Derby County Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Derby County Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game features the early pacesetters playing host to a Derby side looking to get a run of form going. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Cardiff won an important battle against their rivals Leeds in midweek emerging as 3-1 victors at the Cardiff City Stadium. Kenneth Zohore was the star of the game grabbing a brace while the scoring was completed by Junior Hoilett. Derby claimed a point at Brentford in midweek in a result that probably flattered them a little bit. Joe Ledley netted their goal in the 15th minute and they looked to be headed for all three points until Ollie Watkins levelled it up in the 86th and they had to settle for a point. The meeting between these two in Wales last season ended 2-0 to the Rams with Tom Ince and Nick Blackman (penalty) getting the goals. The Bluebirds did win in the East Midlands though 4-3 in a game that Kadeem Harris netted a brace in.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff are the most likely winners of the game and I could not put anyone of backing them but my slight concern would be how much energy and thought went into the big game with Leeds in midweek and if Derby could perhaps steal something here. Both teams to score looks a good bet here as it has happened in the last three home games for the Welsh side and each of the five that the East Midlands outfit have played on the road this season. Eight of nine the Bluebirds have played this season have seen exactly two or three goals and in five of nine for the Rams so this also looks worth a small interest.

Yes in the both teams to score market

Game to have exactly two or three goals

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Derby County

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Derby County saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Cardiff City

AVG Goals

1

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

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
L A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-11-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-11-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

04-12-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-12-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-12-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Derby County Form Guide

Derby County Team Logo

Derby County

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

20-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

24-10-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

27-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

03-11-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

10-11-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

28-11-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-12-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

08-12-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Cardiff City Preview

After ten games and with 23 points to show for it the Bluebirds sit top of the pile in the Championship. They have won each of their last two fixtures and lost just one game this season which came at Preston. At home, it is four victories and one draw from their five games with Sheffield Wednesday the only side to get a point from them at the Cardiff City Stadium. They have netted 11 goals from these matches and conceded just three times. Eight of their nine this season have produced a total of exactly two or three goals. Around 63% of their goals have come in the second-half with about 24% coming in the final 15 minutes.

Cardiff City Team News

Kadeem Haris (ankle) and Rhys Healey (cruciate) are ruled out for a few weeks while Fredric Gounongbe (hip) is listed as day-to-day.

Derby County Preview

Going into this round of fixtures Derby sat in mid-table with a total of 12 points from nine fixtures. Their form has been right down the middle with three victories, three draws and three defeats. On the road, they have taken five points this season with one victory, two draws and two defeats though they have taken just one point from their last three. Each of these five have seen both teams score and three of them have gone over 2.5 goals. Ten of the 13 they have shipped this season have come on their travels with just three at their own ground. Just 36% of their goals have come in the second-half and just 16% in the last thirty minutes.

Derby County Team News

Mason Bennett (knock) and Kyle McAllister (groin) are listed day-to-day while Max Lowe (abdominal injury) is close to a return.  Darren Bent (hamstring) and James Hanson (calf) are both out for at least one more month.

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

Derby County Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 Derby County Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
14 CDM Souleymane Bamba 190 89
19 LM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
20 CM Loic Damour 180 75
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Scott Carson 190 86
6 CD Richard Keogh 188 87
33 CD Curtis Davies 188 76
3 RB Craig Forsyth 191 81
14 LB Andre Wisdom 186 78
44 CDM Tom Huddlestone 180 80
15 CM Bradley Johnson 178 68
7 CM Johnny Russell 178 67
10 CM Tom Lawrence 175 70
36 CDM Joe Ledley 183 73
17 CF Sam Winnall 175 72