Arsenal take on Cardiff City at the Emirates Stadium hoping to bounce back quickly from the loss against Manchester United on Friday night. Arsenal are struggling to sustain a fifth place in the league table but the Gunners are back in the race for the top four after the win over Chelsea. Cardiff City remain in deep trouble in the Premier League with the team in the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Arsenal lost 3-1 against Manchester United at home to get out of the FA Cup in the fourth round. Despite being the most successful team in the competition, Arsenal have been quite mediocre in the FA Cup this season.
Cardiff City lost 3-0 against Newcastle in the latest meeting with the Magpies at St James’ Park. This was the third defeat in the last four matches for Neil Warnock’s men.
The recent match between Arsenal and Cardiff at the Emirates Stadium was back in 2014 with the Gunners getting a 2-0 win. Earlier in the campaign, Arsenal were able to get a 3-2 success at the Cardiff City Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a success for Cardiff.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Arsenal win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Arsenal have picked up four consecutive wins over Cardiff going back to 2009. Even though meetings between these two teams have not been a regular, Cardiff are at a significant disadvantage coming into the match even in terms of head-to-head record. The Gunners outfit may have suffered some high profile defeats in recent matches, but they have enough strength within the ranks in order to get over a disappointing Cardiff team, who happen to struggle on the road. The win over Leicester is the only away success for the Cardiff team this season. Arsenal’s strong offence is likely to see them pick up a win, according to our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Arsenal win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Arsenal vs Cardiff draw odds: 5.75
Cardiff win odds: 11.00
Correct Score odds
Arsenal have a forward lineup that has scored more than two goals per game at home this season. However, they have not been great in terms of defending even at the Emirates Stadium and it is due to the high defence that has not suited the players. However, Arsenal are likely to register a second consecutive clean sheet in a league match at home due to the lack of strength in Cardiff’s offence. Our correct score prediction would go with an Arsenal 3-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Arsenal 3-0 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Cardiff City have the second worst defence in the division after conceding 44 goals from the 23 matches. Fulham are the team to have conceded more goals than Cardiff this season. Arsenal have the sufficient quality and skill to unlock such a defence. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.44[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has taken his tally for the campaign to 17 goals for the campaign after his effort against Manchester United. His league tally stands at 14 goals and it is almost twice the tally managed by Alexandre Lacazette. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
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