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

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Cardiff City vs Manchester United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Cardiff City’s woeful away form continued with a 3-2 defeat against Watford, although the score does flatter Neil Warnock’s men. Watford were impressive in the match and Gerard Deulofeu’s brilliant solo goal in the 16th minute provided the opener. José Holebas and Domingos Quina scored in the second half to put Watford on the path to a big win before Junior Hoilett and Bobby Reid added a different element to the score. Jose Mourinho had his last say as Manchester United boss after his team lost 3-1 against Liverpool last weekend. Even though Sadio Mane’s early opener was cancelled out by Jesse Lingard, a second-half brace from substitute Xherdan Shaqiri was able to offer a fair reflection of the game and a Liverpool win.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Manchester United travel to the Cardiff City Stadium well aware of the good results achieved by Neil Warnock’s men at home this season. The Bluebirds have picked up four wins in the last five home games, while United have only managed one victory in the last six away games. Even though Solskjaer’s arrival will lift the United players, Cardiff have the strength of home support behind them. I would go with a draw.

The recent performances from Manchester United have been horrendous but Solskjaer’s arrival is expected to lift a larger section of the squad, who may bring about an improvement straight away. Cardiff have not been great going forward even if they have picked up decent results at home. I would pick under 2.5 goals in this match.

Draw – 16/5

Total goals under 2.5 – 1/1

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

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

Manchester United have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 3 games against Cardiff City

AVG Goals

1.7

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 United Form Guide

Manchester United Team Logo

Manchester United

Won

8

Draw

1

Lost

1
W A

02-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

13-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-01-2019

FA Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

29-01-2019

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

03-02-2019

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

09-02-2019

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

12-02-2019

Champions League Final Stage

Paris Saint-Germain Team Logo Paris Saint-Germain

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-02-2019

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

Cardiff City Preview

There is little doubt that Warnock would be relishing the prospect of facing the big guns at this moment, as his Cardiff City team have been performing exceptionally well at home. It is a different scenario when it comes to away matches, but Cardiff have not been easy to break down at the Cardiff City Stadium. Callum Paterson leads the line at Cardiff and his work rate is a crucial aspect for the club – especially in the home matches. Even though Cardiff have been low on goals, the team has been able to come up with strong results at home.

Cardiff City Team News

Ashley Richards (hamstring), Daniel Ward (knee), Josef Bennett, and Gregory Cunningham (knock) are the players unavailable for Neil Warnock.

Manchester United Preview

The departure of Jose Mourinho had been coming for several weeks and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to take the club back to its roots due to his close affinity with Sir Alex Ferguson. Most of the United players have been playing at a fraction of their potential with the likes of David de Gea being the only exception. However, the mood around United is expected to receive a significant lift with most of the players likely to be happy with the exit of Mourinho. Solskjaer is expected to ring the changes in terms of the first team.

Manchester United Team News

Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Alexis Sanchez (hamstring), and Chris Smalling (foot) are missing from action for Solskjaer.

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 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 Manchester United Sidelined Players

Cardiff City
6 Jazz Richards Injured
Manchester United
7 Alexis Sanchez Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
22 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
18 RB Gregory Cunningham 183 70
33 LM Junior Hoilett 173 70
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
7 CM Harry Arter 176 70
11 RM Josh Murphy 173 67
21 CM Victor Camarasa 183 76
13 CF Callum Paterson 183 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David De Gea 192 76
18 LB Ashley Young 175 65
4 CD Phil Jones 180 71
23 RB Luke Shaw 185 75
2 CD Victor Nilsson Lindeloef 187 80
21 CM Ander Herrera 182 73
31 CM Nemanja Matic 194 83
6 CM Paul Pogba 191 84
14 LF Jesse Lingard 175 60
10 CF Marcus Rashford 180 70
11 RF Anthony Martial 181 76