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

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Cardiff City vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Friday evening (19:45) game features a host side in good form against a visiting team struggling for results. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Cardiff won their third straight game last time out as they defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the City Ground. A first-half goal each from Junior Hoilett and Danny Ward and a strong defensive showing enabled them to secure all three points.

Norwich continued their recent struggles as they were held at home by Preston in a game that ended 1-1. The Canaries took a 34th minute lead through James Maddison but it was the visitors who looked most likely to score a winner after a 70th minute equalizer brought them back into the match.

The two meetings last season were won by the East Anglian side who triumphed 3-2 at their own ground and 1-0 in Wales. Cameron Jerome netted in both games last season and he has netted in each of his last four against the Bluebirds.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The Bluebirds look a great bet here to see off an out of sorts Norwich side. The Canaries were poor against Preston and despite taking the lead seemed to lack the self-belief that they could win the game. Neil Warnock will have his side are mentally strong and will sense the weakness in the visitors and look for them to take advantage.

Cardiff have been coming fast out of the blocks recently with four of their last six goals coming in the opening 45 minutes and a goal in the first 25 in three of their last five so I would side with them to be ahead at half-time and full-time.

Cardiff to win the game

Cardiff HT/Cardiff FT

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 Norwich City

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.1

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
W A

13-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

02-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

28-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-05-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
D A

13-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

30-03-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-04-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

07-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Cardiff City Preview

It is now three straight victories for the Bluebirds and five from their last seven which sees them in second place. They have a good run of games now that sees none of the next ten against teams in the top ten.

At the Cardiff City Stadium, they are unbeaten in their nine this season winning six of these and drawing three times. Their home defence has been excellent and they have shipped just two goals in their last five in front of their own fans.

Just two of their last nine and none of their last three have seen both teams find the back of the net. Four of their last six goals netted have come in the first-half and they have bagged in the opening 25 minutes in three of their last five.

Cardiff City Team News

Omar Bogle is available to return after a suspension. Kenneth Zohore (ankle), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (leg), Jazz Richards, Kadeem Harris (both ankle), Rhys Healey (cruciate) and Lee Camp (groin) are all expected to be out.

Norwich City Preview

It is now six games without a victory for the Canaries who have taken just two points from these fixtures. Confidence seems in short supply and they now face four in a row against side above them in the table.

Away from Carrow Road, they have lost their last two though before that had won four straight. Four of their last six on the road have ended in a 1-0 scoreline with the East Anglian outfit winning three of those.

Goals are in short supply in Norwich games with just three of their last 14 going over 2.5 goals with seven of these going under 1.5 goals. They have kept a first-half clean sheet in each of their last three fixtures.

Norwich City Team News

Steven Naismith (groin), Marley Watkins (hip), Harrison Reed (foot), Tom Trybull (back), James Husband (groin), TImm Klose (hip) are all doubts while Remi Matthews (shin), Matt Jarvis (ankle), Alex Tettey (calf), Jamal Lewis (knee) and Louis Thompson (Achilles) are long-term absentees.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 177 74
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
20 CM Loic Damour 181 81
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 63
21 CM Craig Bryson 170 60
33 RF Junior Hoilett 173 70
9 CF Danny Ward 180 88
19 LF Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 178 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Angus Gunn 196 -
18 RB Marco Stiepermann 190 75
15 CD Timm Klose 193 87
31 CD Grant Hanley 188 76
2 LB Ivo Pinto 184 73
23 CM James Maddison 179 73
14 CM Wesley Hoolahan 168 71
8 CDM Mario Vrancic 186 75
11 CM Josh Murphy 173 67
4 CDM Harrison Reed 176 72
9 CF Nelson Oliveira 184 75