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

Referee: Unknown

Kickoff: 19:45 Hrs

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Home

Tue 15 Aug 2017

Away
2 0 7

Finished

6 0 1

This preview has expired...

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 scored over 2.5 goals in 5 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

2.3

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
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)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stocksbridge Park Steels Team Logo Stocksbridge Park Steels

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Maritimo Team Logo Maritimo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Mansfield Town Team Logo Mansfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

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

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

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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

Head to Head
page 1 of 2

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
6 RB Jazz Richards 185 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
7 CM Lee Tomlin 180 74
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
8 CDM Joe Ralls 183 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98
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