Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Molineux Stadium

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) Championship games comes from Molineux and features two sides with a 100% record in the league this season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Wolves made it three wins in a row by going to the KC Stadium and defeating Hull City 3-2. They had a goal each from Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Nouha Dicko to thank as they took all three points. Cardiff continued their strong start to the season with a third straight league victory at home on Tuesday night. They defeated Sheffield United 2-0 thanks to a goal either side of half-time from Sean Morison and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. The home side won both encounters last season with the game in Cardiff ending 2-1 and the game in the Black Country ending 3-1. Danny Batth got a brace in that game at Molineux last season while Helder Costa and Kenneth Zohore netted one each.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers expect this game to go under 2.5 goals and I think you can go a step further and go under 1.5. These two sides have attacking talent but safety first seems to be their main mind-set of the two managers and they both will be cautious here and the game could be decided on a wonder goal, a set-piece or a mistake. I also think that there is a good chance we can get to the interval without a goal so take the half-time correct score to be 0-0.

Under 1.5 goals

Half-time correct score 0-0

Wolverhampton Wanderers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

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

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

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Wolverhampton Wanderers Form Guide

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W H

29-09-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

11-11-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

25-11-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

30-11-2018

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-12-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

09-12-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
L H

30-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-11-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-11-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

04-12-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-12-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

Three games three victories mean a perfect start for Wolves who have netted six times and conceded just two goals. This is probably the trickiest looking home fixture of the next six upcoming ones. At home, Wolves bookmarked this season and last with two 1-0 victories. The last six games at their own ground have produced a total of just six goals and it is just 17 if you consider their last 12. No side have scored more counter-attacking goals in the division than Wanderers who have two for the season. Six difference Wolves players have netted a goal each this season with Leo Bonatini and Ruben Neves averaging the most shots per target with two each.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team News

Carl Ikeme (hamstring) and Kortney Hause (knock) are a few days away from a return while Ben Marshall (hip), Helder Costa (ankle) and Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (hip) are out for a few weeks.

Cardiff City Preview

It has been a great start to the season for Cardiff who have won all three of their league games defeating Burton, Aston Villa and Sheffield United and they have yet to concede a goal. On the road, it is now three without conceding and just one shipped in their last five. These away games tend to be low scoring with just two of their last seven going over 2.5 goals and four of the last five going under 1.5 goals. What is remarkable is that only Sunderland have less possession in the division than Cardiff yet they have still won all three games. Kenneth Zohore is averaging a remarkable 5.7 shots per game though has just one league goal this season.

Cardiff City Team News

Frederic Gounongbe (hip) is listed day-to-day while Lee Camp (knee) is out for an unknown period. Three players ruled out for a while are Callum Paterson (cruciate), Kadeem Harris (ankle), Rhys Healey (cruciate).

Wolverhampton Wanderers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
21 GK John Ruddy 193 97
15 CD Willy Boly 191 81
16 CD Conor Coady 185 75
25 CD Roderick Miranda 193 85
8 CM Ruben Neves 180 80
3 RM Barry Douglas 178 64
27 CM Romain Saiss 190 76
2 LM Matt Doherty 185 75
33 CF Leo Bonatini 185 80
18 RF Diogo Jota 178 70
26 LF Bright Enobakhare 183 79
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
6 RB Jazz Richards 185 78
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
20 CM Loic Damour 180 75
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
8 CDM Joe Ralls 183 70
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98