Cardiff will be eyeing their first win of the Premier League campaign when they entertain heavyweights Arsenal at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Welsh outfit are the only team to have yet to open their goal tally in the top-flight and this sees them just a point above the drop zone. On the contrary, Unai Emery picked up his maiden win as the Gunners boss last weekend and the Spaniard should now be aiming to go on a winning run to catch up with their top-four rivals. Follow all our predictions, odds, football betsand betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff picked up their second goalless draw in three matches after failing to make their chances pay versus Huddersfield Town. The Welsh outfit have since been ousted out of the League Cup after losing 3-1 to Norwich City.
Arsenal ended a two-match losing run last weekend as they clinched a 3-1 triumph over West Ham United. The north London side are yet to pick up a clean sheet with six goals conceded in the space of three games.
Cardiff’s last encounter versus Arsenal was at the Emirates Stadium in January 2014 where they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat. The previous meeting at the Cardiff City Stadium saw the Gunners secure a 3-0 triumph. Our betting tips and predictions expect an Arsenal win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Arsenal win at 1.55 [/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff are offered a tempting price of 6.00 for a victory but they are unlikely to come up with this result. Neil Warnock’s side have been offered an easier start when compared to their promoted rivals but they have struggled due to their ineffectiveness upfront. Owing to this, we are fancying a comfortable win for the visitors, who have remained unbeaten versus Cardiff since 1961. Our preview expects Arsenal to secure three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Arsenal win at 1.55[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City win odds: 6.00
Cardiff City vs Arsenal draw odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Cardiff have started the season with a good defensive record and they have picked up two clean sheets from their opening three games. Despite this, we are expecting them to face a difficult challenge versus Arsenal who possess the quality upfront to make the difference. In the Premier League era, the Gunners have beaten Cardiff in both their meetings with shutouts and we are backing a similar outcome on Sunday. Our correct score prediction fancies an Arsenal 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Arsenal 2-0 win at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Cardiff have impressed with their defensive showing since the start of the season and they have witnessed two or less goals in their three games this term. We are expecting them to frustrate the Gunners with a defensive-minded formation and thus a low-scoring game could be on the cards. Our total goals prediction fancies less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Alexandre Lacazette has impressed with his performances off the bench in the last three matches and he was influential towards Arsenal’s comeback win versus West Ham. The Frenchman is likely to earn his maiden start of the season at Cardiff and as such, we are fancying him to score from the centre-forward position. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Lacazette.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Alexandre Lacazette at 5.75[/bet_tip_now]
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