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

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Cardiff City vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Cardiff City host Manchester City at the Cardiff City Stadium on 28/01/18 as the home team aim to cause a major upset in the FA Cup. Cardiff drew 0-0 away to Sheffield Wednesday last time out, while Man City won 3-2 away to Bristol City in midweek. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff are enjoying a superb season in the Championship at this moment in time, but they are facing a side in Manchester City who are cut above the rest in this country and I’m expecting to see an away win.

Over 2.5 match goals - 8/15
Man City to win both halves - 6/4

Cardiff City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 3 games played against Manchester City

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

Manchester City scored over 1.5 goals in 3 out of their last 3 games played against Cardiff City

AVG Goals

3.1

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

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
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)

D A

20-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Torquay United Team Logo Torquay United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W H

22-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

21-07-2018

Champions Cup

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-07-2018

Champions Cup

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Cardiff City Preview

Promotion remains the main priority for Cardiff City under Neil Warnock this season and their hopes took no great blow last weekend after drawing 0-0 away to Sheffield Wednesday last time out. Having lost back-to-back away games in the Championship leading up to their trip to Hillsborough, there was a clear intent to somewhat shut up shop from the Bluebirds, who were looking to at the very least keep pace with Derby County, who also drew 0-0 on Friday evening. Still two points behind Gary Rowett’s men in the table, Cardiff are still in a prime position to earn promotion this term, with this providing a test of the standard they can expect to face next season, should they fulfil their ultimate goal. How the wiley Warnock aims to combat Pep Guardiola’s free-flowing style will be fascinating to see, as two polar opposite managers square off for the first time in their careers. Cardiff defeated Manchester City on their last trip to Wales in a famous contest back in 2013, winning 3-2 against the eventual Premier League champions in their previous spell in the top-flight. With nine wins in 14 home games in the Championship this season, Warnock’s side boast an impressive home record coming into this game.

Cardiff City Team News

Lee Peltier (hip), Matt Connolly (calf) and Aron Gunnarsson (ankle) are all ruled out. Danny Ward and Lee Tomlin (both knee) are doubtful.

Manchester City Preview

Manchester City will be aiming to navigate their way to Wembley just days after booking their place in the EFL Cup Final following a 3-2 win over Bristol City at Ashton Gate. Leroy Sane netted City’s opener two minutes before half-time, before Kevin de Bruyne found Sergio Aguero who doubled their lead with a clinical finish. Lee Johnson’s men didn’t go down without a fight, ensuring the Premier League leaders would have to sweat when Marlon Pack and Aden Flint put them on level terms on the evening, before de Bruyne booked their place in the final in the last minute of action. With their place in the EFL Cup Final against Arsenal now confirmed, as well as a 12-point gap at the top of the Premier League established, City have set up what could be a historic season, remaining in a strong position to have success in all four competitions they are currently entered in. Beaten semi-finalists in last season’s FA Cup, City will feel they have a point to prove this time around, with a chance at redemption also coming in the EFL Cup against Arsenal. Guardiola has continued to name a strong side across all competitions this season and expect that to continue here.

Manchester City Team News

Benjamin Mendy (cruciate ligament), Fabian Delph and Gabriel Jesus (both knee) are all set to miss out. Phil Foden (ankle) is doubtful.

Cardiff 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

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
6 RB Jazz Richards 185 78
18 CD Callum Paterson 183 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
8 CDM Joe Ralls 183 70
3 CM Joseph Bennett 183 74
24 CDM Marko Grujic 191 82
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Claudio Bravo 184 84
30 CD Nicolas Otamendi 183 82
4 CD Vincent Kompany 190 85
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
3 RB Danilo 184 78
20 CM Bernardo Silva 173 64
25 CM Fernandinho 179 66
8 CM Ilkay Guendogan 180 79
7 RF Raheem Sterling 170 69
19 CF Leroy Sane 183 75
17 LF Kevin De Bruyne 181 68