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

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Cardiff City vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19.45) match from the Cardiff City Stadium features Cardiff playing host to Sheffield United. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. The Bluebirds produced a statement victory last time out as they defeated highly-fancied Aston Villa 3-0. Their goals on Saturday came from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing who grabbed a brace while Junior Hoilett netted the other. Sheff U lost on Saturday evening to Middlesbrough going 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium to a 20th minute Rudy Gestede goal. These two have not met for a few seasons now so take the head-to-head record with a grain of salt but the Welsh side have lost none of the last four encounters between the pair.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I typed up Cardiff at much better prices at the weekend to beat Villa and they did the business but the odds on offer here look to be about right and I cannot see any value in the match markets. At a slightly better price than Cardiff winning the game you can back them to score over 1.5 goals and this makes more sense to me. They hit three against Villa last time out and have several players in form. One of the players in form for the Welsh outfit is Kenneth Zohore and he has been banging in the shots without joy and maybe it will all click here. You can get decent odds on him scoring at anytime but I am going to roll the dice on him getting two or more. The Dane showed last season when he gets one he can on fire he can get two or three in the game.

Cardiff over 1.5 goals

Kenneth Zohore to score two or more goals

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 Sheffield United

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

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

AVG Goals

1.3

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)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

13-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Cardiff City Preview

It has been a good start to the season with two wins in two league games for the Welsh outfit scoring four goals and not conceding one yet. Three of the four they have netted so far have come in the second 45 minutes. All four of the goals they have netted this season have come from open play which shows they have no problems creating and converting chances. It is now just two defeats from their last 12 at home for the Bluebirds. Kenneth Zohore has only netted once this season but he is averaging 5.5 shots per game this season and must be due more. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is averaging 3.5 shots per game and has two league goals.

Cardiff City Team News

Frederic Gounongbe (hip) is listed day-to-day while Lee Camp (knee) is rated doubtful. Three players ruled out are Callum Paterson, Rhys Healey (both cruciate) and Kadeem Harris (ankle).

Sheffield United Preview

It has been a mixed set of results this season for United who won their first game 1-0 but then lost their second by the same scoreline. The goals in these ties both came in the first half. On the road, the Blades have had a miserable time of in the Championship winning just one of their last 15 split over two seasons. The defeat last time out though marked their first in the league since back in January. The Yorkshire outfit have not created a ton of chances with no player other than Leon Clarke averaging over a shot per game. Billy Sharp has found the back of the net but he is averaging just one chance per game.

Sheffield United Team News

George Baldock is back in training following a ligament injury while James Hanson is out for an unknown period with a hamstring problem. Simon Moore is out for a few weeks with a knee problem.

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

Sheffield 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 Sheffield United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 191 89
6 RB Jazz Richards 185 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 88
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 89
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 185 76
7 CM Lee Tomlin 180 74
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 178 75
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 177 70
8 CDM Joe Ralls 183 63
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 188 96
No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Jamal Blackman 196 82
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
19 CD Richard Stearman 191 67
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
15 CM Paul Coutts 175 75
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
44 CM Samir Carruthers 173 70
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70