Chelsea vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Chelsea vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Chelsea are gunning for their fifth consecutive league win after registering a 2-0 success over Bournemouth before the international break. After struggling to break down a stubborn opposition, Pedro broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute. Eden Hazard’s moment of brilliance added a late second goal to seal the victory. Cardiff City had to endure a late disappointment as they lost 3-2 to Arsenal at home. Cardiff came back twice in the game, as goals from Victor Camarasa and Danny Ward cancelled out goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. However, Alexandre Lacazette came up with a late effort to win the game for the gunners.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea have been able to put together an impressive run of form. Even though there have been times when the club have struggled, Maurizio Sarri’s men have enough quality within the ranks to come up with the answers. Cardiff have struggled in terms of quality but Neil Warnock’s defensive approach to the game is likely to make it difficult for Chelsea to bring down the opposition. Even though Chelsea have scored an average of more than two goals per game this season, the tight nature of this contest makes me go with a Chelsea win and under 3.5 goals.

Cardiff have been able to score in all of their recent meetings with Chelsea. It may not come as a surprise if the Welsh team score at Stamford Bridge, as the blues have been vulnerable on a few occasions. I would back both teams to score.

Chelsea win and under 3.5 goals in total – 1/1

Both teams to score – 6/5

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

Chelsea are undefeated in all of their last 4 games against Cardiff City

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

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 4 out of their last 4 games played against Chelsea

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L A

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 7 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Community Shield

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-08-2018

Champions Cup

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 5 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

26-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

20-09-2018

Europa League Grp. L

PAOK Thessaloniki FC Team Logo PAOK Thessaloniki FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-09-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
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)

D H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

Chelsea Preview

Maurizio Sarri is starting to make a major impact at Chelsea and the blues are in a position to open up a sizable advantage over most of the teams in the Premier League. Sarri is on the verge of becoming only the third manager to register five consecutive wins and he is just two victories shy of matching Carlo Ancelotti’s record of six successive wins to start a campaign. The blues have been doing extremely well even when the likes of Eden Hazard have only been slowly introduced into the campaign. Things can only get better for the blues, who need to be wary of their defensive solidarity at times. Pedro is the club’s leading scorer so far with three goals.

Chelsea Team News

Cesc Fabregas and Marco van Ginkel remain the injury concerns for Chelsea.

Cardiff City Preview

Even though Neil Warnock would have been relatively pleased with the way the campaign has progressed, the lack of victories even after four matches will be a worrying trend. Cardiff came extremely close to getting a point off Arsenal just before the international break, but they will now have to build momentum from scratch. The next couple of weeks can be extremely important in Cardiff’s fight against relegation, as the club take on three teams that finished in the top five last season. Still, Warnock may remain positive after having just scored the first league goals of the campaign.

Cardiff City Team News

Joshua Murphy (knock), Aron Gunnarsson (knee), and Nathanial Mendez-Laing (knee) are the names unavailable for Cardiff.

Chelsea 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 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

Chelsea vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

Chelsea
12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek Injured
Cardiff City
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 189 84
30 CD David Luiz 189 84
3 RB Marcos Alonso 188 85
28 LB Cesar Azpilicueta 178 70
2 CD Antonio Ruediger 190 85
17 CM Mateo Kovacic 178 78
5 CM Jorginho 180 65
7 CM N'Golo Kante 168 68
18 CF Olivier Giroud 192 93
11 LF Pedro Rodriguez 169 64
10 RF Eden Hazard 173 76
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
22 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
14 AM Bobby Reid 170 68
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
21 LM Victor Camarasa 183 76
7 CM Harry Arter 176 70
9 CF Danny Ward 178 88