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

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Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game is a battle between two sides who are going well and are in the top six. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Cardiff will be looking to bounce back after suffering their first league defeat of the season going down 3-0 at Preston. They can have a few complaints about the result though the 3-0 scoreline was harsh on them. Sheffield Wednesday continued a recent upturn in fortunes with a 2-1 home victory over Brentford. They fell behind in the ninth minute but fought back to take all three points thanks to a goal each from Gary Hooper and Ross Wallace. The Owls are unbeaten in their last five head-to-head though three of these have ended in a draw. Gary Hooper has netted two in the last three against the Bluebirds while Fernando Forestieri has two in four against them.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The match prices are about right here as Cardiff are favourites but the recent return to form for Wednesday means they will be difficult to beat. The draw seems the more likely of the three results but I have earmarked other bets for you. Given his form of three in three games, Gary Hooper should be backed for me in the anytime goalscorer market. The Scot will fancy his chances against a side who have not kept a clean-sheet in any of their last five in all competitions. Six of the last eight home games for the Bluebirds have seen two or three goals while this is four of seven for the Owls so have a little interest here.

Gary Hooper to score anytime

Exactly two or three goals in this game

Cardiff City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Cardiff City

AVG Goals

2.4

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 Wednesday Form Guide

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo

Sheffield Wednesday

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

21-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

06-05-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Lincoln City Team Logo Lincoln City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Mansfield Town Team Logo Mansfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Villarreal Team Logo Villarreal

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

04-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-08-2018

EFL Cup

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Cardiff City Preview

After a strong start of five victories from five the Bluebirds have stuttered a little taking just one point from their last two.  This marks the start of a run that seems three of their next four at their own ground. At home, it is three wins from three games with seven goals scored and just one conceded. If you take it into the start of this season and the end of the last one six of the last eight league matches at the Cardiff City Stadium have seen exactly two or three goals scored. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing has netted four league goals this season which makes him the top scorer for the Welsh outfit.  Over 70% of the goals they have scored this season have come in the second-half.

Cardiff City Team News

Lee Camp (knee) and Frederic Gounongbe (hip) are doubts while Kadeem Harris (ankle) and Rhys Healey (cruciate) are ruled out.

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

After a slow start to the campaign the Owls are back up and running and are in sixth place after seven games. They have taken seven of these points from their last three matches and look to be over an early season play-off hangover. On the road, they lost their opening trip to Preston but since then have won at Fulham and picked up a point at Burton. Low scoring is a feature of these games with just four goals in total while just one of their last ten on their travels has gone over 2.5 goals. Gary Hooper is their leading scorer with three league goals with a goal netted in each of the last three. The Yorkshire outfit have not scored a goal in either the first or the last 15 minutes of their ties.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions.

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 Wednesday Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
21 CM Craig Bryson 170 60
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
8 CDM Joe Ralls 183 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kieren Westwood 188 92
4 CD Joost van Aken 178 75
36 RB Daniel Pudil 185 81
15 CD Tom Lees 185 78
2 LB Jack Hunt 175 71
20 RM Adam Reach 185 73
10 CM Barry Bannan 170 60
5 LM Kieran Lee 185 76
3 CM David Jones 185 80
14 CF Gary Hooper 175 71
9 CF Steven Fletcher 185 76