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

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Cardiff City vs Rotherham United Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Cardiff City v Rotherham United, Match Prediction

The Cardiff City Stadium will play host to this game Saturday afternoon (15:00). Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Rotherham have won just one of their last seven against Cardiff with the Welsh side winning two of these meetings and the other ending in a draw. It ended 2-1 to the Bluebirds when the pair played on September 24th at the New York Stadium. Isaiah Brown gave the Millers the lead before a Rickie Lambert brace gave the visitors all three points.

Cardiff won a remarkable game at the IPro Stadium last time out defeating Derby in a seven-goal thriller. The Bluebirds went 2-0 down before two Kadeem Harris strikes either side of the half-time break got them right back into it. Craig Noone put them ahead but a Derby equalizer seemed to mean the visitors would have to settle for a point. In the 90th minute the Rams gave away a penalty which Joe Ralls converted for victory.

Rotherham were also involved in a great game but sadly for them they were at the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat. They took the lead twice through Semi Ajayi and Tom Adeyemi but Huddersfield twice fought back and broke the Millers hearts with a 90th minute winner.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Although Cardiff will come out on top they might have to wait for the first goal. Rotherham have not conceded before the 40th minute in any of their last five away games so take the Bluebirds not to score before 37:00.

Each of the last nine games involving the Millers has seen the second half be the highest scoring so take the last 45 minutes to produce the most goals.

 

Cardiff NO goal before 37:00

Second-half to be the highest scoring

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A run of six wins from their last nine games has allowed Cardiff to shoot up the table. The Bluebirds now sit in 12th place which is remarkable as a few months ago they were right in the relegation mix which shows what a great job Neil Warnock has done.

Barnsley and Norwich are the only ones of the last eight visitors to the Cardiff City Stadium to get all three points. They have won five of their last six matches at home to teams in the bottom half of the table.

Goals are hard to come by on their own ground with the last four fixtures seeing a combined total of just five goals. Just three of their last nine in the league have gone over 2.5 goals while this is also the same number of ties that have seen both teams score.

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It is just one point from their last six for Rotherham and it is now a matter of if rather than when they will be relegated. They are bottom of the table and are a massive 12 points from their nearest rivals and 14 behind Burton in 21st.

It is eight straight defeats on their travels for the Millers and each of the last five have came to nil. They have failed to find the net in six of their nine away matches to sides in the top half of the division.

Eight of their last 11 fixtures in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals. Four of their last five have been drawn 0-0 at half-time. Draw HT/ Rotherham FT loss would have paid in four of their last five on the road.

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Cardiff Team News

Anthony Pilkington (knee) is a doubt while defenders Lee Peltier (ankle) and Bruno Ecuele Manga (knee) are facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines. 

Rotherham Team News

Aimen Belaid is a doubt after coming off injured in the first-half of the last game with a hamstring injury. Deadline day signing Carlton Morris is another who will miss out with hamstring problems. Lee Frecklington (hamstring) is hoping to make a return.

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 Rotherham United

Rotherham United have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

2

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 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)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Taffs Well Team Logo Taffs Well

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

Rotherham United Form Guide

Rotherham United Team Logo

Rotherham United

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
D A

14-04-2018

League 1

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-04-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

League 1

Plymouth Argyle Team Logo Plymouth Argyle

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

16-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Scunthorpe United Team Logo Scunthorpe United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-05-2018

League 1 Playoff

Shrewsbury Town Team Logo Shrewsbury Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Parkgate FC Team Logo Parkgate FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Amstetten Team Logo Amstetten

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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

Rotherham United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 Rotherham United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Allan McGregor 183 74
6 RB Jazz Richards 185 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
16 LB Matthew Connolly 188 84
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 63
24 RM Kadeem Harris 174 67
11 LM Craig Noone 191 80
17 CM Aron Gunnarsson 181 86
37 CF Rhys Healey 180 72
26 CF Kenneth Zohore 188 96
No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Richard O'Donnell 188 85
29 CD Joel Ekstrand 188 77
2 LB Stephen Kelly 184 82
6 CD Richard Wood 191 82
30 RB Ben Purrington 174 73
22 CM Joe Newell 180 71
3 RM Joe Mattock 181 78
4 CM Will Vaulks 180 75
11 LM Jon Taylor 180 77
33 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
20 CF Dexter Blackstock 185 76