Watford vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Watford vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Watford conceded a late goal against Everton to end up drawing 2-2 at the Goodison Park. Richarlison put the Blues in front after just 15 minutes but the Hornets took the lead up to a two-minute spell in the second half. An own goal from Seamus Coleman and an effort from Abdoulaye Doucoure was able to put Watford in front. However, Lucas Digne came up with a late equaliser to get something out of this match. Cardiff managed yet another amazing home result after beating Southampton 1-0 last weekend. Callum Paterson made the most of a Southampton error to come up with the only goal of the game.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Cardiff travel to the Vicarage Road aware of their deficiencies when it comes to away form, while Watford have been able to get the best out of the attackers consistently this season. However, the Hornets have been let down by a defence that has shipped almost 2 goals per match in recent weeks. Cardiff may not be able to profit from the same and I would back Watford to get a much-needed win at home.

Cardiff have been able to come up with goals in three out of the last five away matches but they have ended up losing the last five on the road without exception. It is down to an offence that has struggled in away games, but Watford’s problem over the last few weeks has been defence. The Hornets have not kept a clean sheet in six and I would back both teams to score in this fixture.

Watford win – 13/20

Both teams to score – 19/20

Watford have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Watford 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 Watford

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Watford Form Guide

Watford Team Logo

Watford

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
D A

02-01-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 3)

W A

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Woking Team Logo Woking

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-02-2019

FA Cup

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-02-2019

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

Watford Preview

After the brilliant start to the campaign, Watford find themselves slipping deep into the bottom half of the table owing to a six-game winless run. The back-to-back wins over Wolves and Huddersfield seem a long time ago. The Hornets have suffered as a result of some bad defensive mistakes, which have resulted in the team conceding almost 2 goals per game over the last six matches. The lack of a defensive discipline is unlikely to be a major problem over the next five matches with Watford largely up against teams going through a mediocre run of form.

Watford Team News

Will Hughes (hip), Younes Kaboul (foot), Andre Gray (leg), Adalberto Penaranda (foot), and Pontus Dahlberg (head) are unavailable for Watford. Etienne Capoue is suspended for the match.

Cardiff City Preview

Cardiff City have made the most of home advantage to rise several places above the relegation zone. The joy for Neil Warnock after the home victory over Southampton was extraordinary, but the experienced campaigner will have to find a way to translate the results even into away matches. Cardiff are on the road in three out of the next four matches. After having managed just a point from their away games this season, Warnock has every reason to expect a significant improvement on this front. Cardiff have been able to profit from games against teams around them in the table, but the club now face games against the likes of Manchester United and Spurs in the next two weeks.

Cardiff City Team News

Ashley Richards (hamstring) and Daniel Ward (knock) are unavailable for Cardiff.

Watford 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 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

Watford vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

Watford
18 Andre Gray Injured
19 Will Hughes Injured
29 Etienne Capoue Suspended
Cardiff City
6 Jazz Richards Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Ben Foster 193 79
25 RB Jose Holebas 184 77
15 CD Craig Cathcart 188 73
27 CD Christian Kabasele 188 84
21 LB Kiko 171 68
37 CM Roberto Pereyra 182 74
7 CM Gerard Deulofeu 171 68
20 CDM Quina 179 72
12 CM Ken Sema 177 69
16 CDM Abdoulaye Doucoure 184 75
9 CF Troy Deeney 185 90
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
22 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
33 LM Junior Hoilett 173 70
7 CM Harry Arter 176 70
21 CM Victor Camarasa 183 76
11 RM Josh Murphy 173 67
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
13 CF Callum Paterson 183 76