Cardiff City vs Leeds United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Leeds United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening game (19:45) promises to be a cracker as it features two of the top three early season pace-setters. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Cardiff got back to winning ways last time out as they defeated Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light. They were good value for all three points and could have added to the goals from Craig Bryson and Joe Ralls (penalty). Leeds somehow won their game with Ipswich 3-2 despite both sides only recording one shot each on target. It was a game that defied the data but the Yorkshire outfit will not care as goal each from Kalvin Phillips, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and an own-goal saw them take all three points. The last time these sides met at the Cardiff City Stadium was last season and it ended 2-0 to Leeds who have in fact won on their last two visits to Wales. Chris Wood (penalty) and Pablo Hernandez were the goalscorers on that occasion.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I hoped that the fact both teams had made identical starts would give some value on the Cardiff price here but sadly it has not. The Bluebirds are the most likely winners but I think the match markets are not offering any value. I think over 2.5 goals looks the play here as the visitors are without influential defender Pontus Jansson. If Ipswich can hit them for two then so can Cardiff while Leeds themselves are more than capable of getting among the goals. Talking of the absence of Jansson this leads me to think an investment in home goals is a sensible ploy so take the hosts to go over 1.5 team goals.

Over 2.5 goals in the game

Over 1.5 Cardiff goals

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 Leeds United

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.3

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

3

Lost

3
L H

22-08-2017

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-08-2017

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

09-09-2017

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-09-2017

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

16-09-2017

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

23-09-2017

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-09-2017

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

30-09-2017

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-10-2017

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-10-2017

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Leeds United Form Guide

Leeds United Team Logo

Leeds United

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
W A

26-08-2017

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-09-2017

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

12-09-2017

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

16-09-2017

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-09-2017

EFL Cup

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 5 - 7

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

23-09-2017

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

26-09-2017

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

01-10-2017

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

14-10-2017

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-10-2017

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Cardiff City Preview

Nine games in 20 points it has been an excellent start to the campaign for the Bluebirds who look real promotion candidates. The victory at Sunderland put to an end a mini-slump that saw them go three without victory though just one of those ended in defeat. At home, they have taken ten points from a possible 12 with three victories and one draw from their four fixtures. Each of their four in front of their own fans has seen a total of exactly two or three goals. Sol Bamba has found the back of the net in each of the last two in front of his own fans. Around 72% of the goals they have scored in the league this season have come in the second-half with 28% coming in the last 15.

Cardiff City Team News

Frederic Gounongbe (hip) is closing in on a return but Kadeem Harris (ankle) and Rhys Healey (cruciate) are still a month or so away from a return.

Leeds United Preview

United sit top of the Championship table by having a superior goal-difference to the other two sides who have taken 20 points from their first nine games. They are in good form with five victories from their last six league fixtures. On the road, they lost their last match at Millwall but before that had won each of their previous three. The Yorkshire outfit have netted seven times from their four road trips while conceding just three times. Pierre-Michel Lasogga has settled in well since his move from Germany and has scored three in his four league appearances. 63% of their goals have come in the first-half with 29% coming in the 15 minutes before the interval.

Leeds United Team News

Pontus Jansson is a doubt with a hamstring problem.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Leeds United 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 Leeds United Sidelined Players

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Probable Lineup

No. Pos Player m kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
33 AM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 AM Nathanial Mendez-Laing 178 75
3 RM Joseph Bennett 177 74
20 CM Loic Damour 181 81
2 LM Lee Peltier 178 73
21 CM Craig Bryson 170 60
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 188 96
No. Pos Player m kg
13 GK Felix Wiedwald 190 82
28 RB Gaetano Berardi 179 72
18 CD Pontus Jansson 194 89
2 LB Luke Ayling 185 72
6 CD Liam Cooper 180 73
19 CM Pablo Hernandez 173 70
10 CM Ezgjan Alioski 172 63
15 CM Stuart Dallas 186 81
23 CDM Kalvin Phillips 177 72
43 CDM Mateusz Klich 180 67
7 CF Kemar Roofe 178 71