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

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Newcastle United vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Despite a valiant effort, Newcastle suffered a 2-1 loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Rafa Benitez saw his plans to take something out of the game scuppered by a goal from Pedro in the ninth minute. However, Ciaran Clark scored from a header just before the break. Newcastle were frequently exposed by runs across the channels and one such a run from Willian resulted in a sublime goal in the 57th minute. Cardiff City were able to survive a last-gasp penalty and picked up a goalless draw with Huddersfield Town at home. There were decent chances at both ends, but the referee ultimately cost Huddersfield a victory with a poor decision not to award a clear penalty in the final minutes of the match.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff and Newcastle played out a goalless draw in the reverse fixture back in August. After their effervescent performance against Chelsea offered no points, Newcastle’s heads are likely to drop in this match. There is little going at Newcastle in order to lift the spirits, while Cardiff are looking to go three games without a defeat on the road. However, Cardiff do happen to be without some key players and I would back a draw.

The last two games between Newcastle and Cardiff have produced less than 2.5 goals and this occurrence comes after a string of high-scoring games between the two clubs. Newcastle have been struggling to score goals throughout the campaign and it is unlikely to change much against a defensively poor Cardiff outfit. My pick would be to go with under 2.5 goals.

Draw – 5/2

Total goals under 2.5 – 8/11

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-01-2019

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

11-02-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Club Friendlies

CSKA Moscow Team Logo CSKA Moscow

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

26-12-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-12-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-01-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-01-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-02-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-02-2019

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

Newcastle United Preview

Newcastle have now stretched their winless run to six matches in all competitions, but the club has been showing positive signs. Manager Rafa Benitez has been less than optimistic in the press conferences and it is to be expected from a manager who has not been handed enough funds in the transfer market. Newcastle are embroiled in the middle of a takeover and this is likely to result in a lack of any transfer funds for Benitez in this window.

Newcastle United Team News

Mohamed Diame (hip) is a major doubt for the game. Jonjo Shelvey (thigh), Paul Dummett (hamstring), Karl Darlow (elbow), and Sung-Yueng Ki (hamstring) are unavailable for Rafa Benitez.

Cardiff City Preview

Neil Warnock has seen his Cardiff team do just about enough to keep themselves within touching distance of safety. His Cardiff team have not been creating or converting enough chances in order to make a significant jump away from the bottom three. There is also a tremendous focus provided on the home matches, where the ‘12th-man’ factor has been key towards getting the points. Cardiff have conceded 41 goals and it makes the outfit as the worst performing team in the division after Fulham, Burnley, and Bournemouth.

Cardiff City Team News

Daniel Ward (broken cheekbone), Matthew Connelly (illness), Kenneth Zohore (thigh), Ashley Richards (hamstring), and Jazz Richards (hamstring) are major doubts for the match. Víctor Camarasa (muscle) and Callum Paterson (muscle) are slight doubts for the match.

Newcastle 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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

Newcastle United vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

Newcastle United
26 Karl Darlow Injured
3 Paul Dummett Injured
8 Jonjo Shelvey Injured
Cardiff City
10 Kenneth Zohore Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Martin Dubravka 190 80
22 LB DeAndre Yedlin 172 73
5 CD Fabian Schaer 188 84
6 CD Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
11 RB Matt Ritchie 172 71
20 CD Florian Lejeune 189 81
36 CM Sean Longstaff 181 65
30 RM Christian Atsu 165 68
17 LM Ayoze Perez 178 72
14 CM Isaac Hayden 185 79
9 CF Jose Salomon Rondon 186 86
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
22 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
21 CM Victor Camarasa 183 76
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 LM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
13 CF Callum Paterson 183 76
29 CF Baye Oumar Niasse 182 75