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

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Cardiff City vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Cardiff City took the lead and fell to a 4-1 defeat against Chelsea during the weekend. Sol Bamba may have provided the visitors with a lead after 16 minutes, but a hat-trick from Eden Hazard and a fabulous goal from Willian provided a comfortable win for Chelsea. Manchester City had a comfortable evening as they beat Fulham 3-0. Leroy Sane and David Silva put City 2-0 in front after 21 minutes while an early second-half goal from Raheem Sterling effectively ended the contest. City, though, went on to suffer a 2-1 home defeat against Lyon in the Champions League group match.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Despite a midweek match and a defeat in the same, City remain as strong favourites to get a victory in this match. However, there is little value in backing a City win, as Guardiola’s outfit are superior over Cardiff in almost every aspect. A good option would be to choose both teams to score considering that City are not the best at the back, while the Cardiff have also averaged almost 2 goals per game in the last three.

Raheem Sterling has been the decisive player for Manchester City in recent weeks and the former Liverpool winger was on the scoresheet when City played against Cardiff in the FA Cup last season. After having scored twice in his last three games across all competitions, Sterling is my pick to score anytime in the match.

Both teams to score – 5/4

Raheem Sterling to score anytime – 5/6

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Manchester City

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 2 out of their last 4 games played against Cardiff City

AVG Goals

2.8

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

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

26-12-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-12-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-01-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-01-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-02-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-02-2019

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

9

Draw

0

Lost

1
W H

14-01-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

20-01-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

23-01-2019

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-02-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

06-02-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-02-2019

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 6 - 0

(HT 4 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

FA Cup

Newport County Team Logo Newport County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

20-02-2019

Champions League Final Stage

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

Cardiff City Preview

Neil Warnock will be utterly disappointed not to make the most of his team coming in with the decent performance against the top teams. Cardiff started the campaign with no goals in the first three matches but they have since scored six goals in the last three. Even then, Cardiff remain with just two points on board and still await their first league victory of the campaign. Cardiff may have to put in a lot more effort, while Warnock may also have to go with a tactical rethink with Cardiff’s difficult run of fixtures showing no signs of a letdown.

Cardiff City Team News

Aron Gunnarsson (knee) and Nathanial Mendez-Laing (knee) are unavailable for Cardiff.

Manchester City Preview

Guardiola cut a frustrated figure on the stands as he watched his Manchester City team lose against Lyon in the first Champions League group match of the campaign. Even though Guardiola remains a great manager, his team are prone to such occasional defeats and the loss came about as a result of two bad mistakes at the back. City are likely to bounce back quickly and aim for extending their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to 12 matches. Since the Manchester derby defeat last season, City have been unable to win just two league matches. Raheem Sterling is now the joint top scorer at City with three league goals – the same as Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City Team News

Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon), and Benjamin Mendy (knee) are unavailable for Guardiola’s outfit.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

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

Cardiff City vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

Cardiff City
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing Injured
17 Aron Gunnarsson Injured
Manchester City
17 Kevin De Bruyne Injured
1 Claudio Bravo Injured
3 Danilo Injured
22 Benjamin Mendy Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
18 RB Gregory Cunningham 183 70
33 LM Junior Hoilett 173 70
21 CM Victor Camarasa 183 76
14 AM Bobby Reid 170 68
7 RM Harry Arter 176 70
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
9 CF Danny Ward 178 88
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 89
14 CD Aymeric Laporte 191 85
30 CD Nicolas Otamendi 183 82
18 RB Fabian Delph 174 65
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
8 CM Ilkay Guendogan 180 79
7 LF Raheem Sterling 170 69
10 CF Sergio Aguero 173 70
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75