Cardiff City are on the brink of relegation as they take on Crystal Palace at the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend. Neil Warnock’s team could be back in the Championship as early as this week with Brighton possessing a four-point advantage coming into the game. Crystal Palace are set to finish in the lower half of the table after falling seven points behind the top 10 places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff City paid the price for a wrong mentality in a crucial game against relegated Fulham, as Warnock watched his team fall to a 1-0 defeat. Cardiff have lost six out of the recent eight encounters.
Crystal Palace were able to earn a point against Everton without having a shot on target. It was not a surprise that the game finished as a goalless draw. This result came just a week after the brilliant 3-2 win over Arsenal.
Cardiff and Crystal Palace were involved in a goalless draw in the reverse fixture on Boxing Day. Crystal Palace’s last trip to the Cardiff City Stadium saw them manage a remarkable 3-0 win back in 2014 with Jason Puncheon scoring a brace. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Crystal Palace win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Crystal Palace win at 2.70[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City were playing with the hope of getting a draw against Fulham but the defeat has left them on the brink of relegation. Crystal Palace have been playing relatively well and they have only struggled against defensively excellent outfits. This is not the case with Cardiff, who have kept only two clean sheets in the last 11 encounters. Our preview would pick a win for Palace, whose decent offensive threat may help them get over the line.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Crystal Palace win at 2.70[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace draw odds: 3.40
Cardiff City win odds: 2.50
Correct Score odds
Palace have been able to come up with over 2.5 goals in three out of the last six away matches in all competitions. Surprisingly, the Eagles have failed to score only against Spurs in the last 13 away games. Cardiff are too open at the back and they leave a lot of spaces for players like Wilfred Zaha and Christian Benteke to exploit. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the Eagles.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Crystal Palace 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in the majority of the recent away games involving Palace. There have been just four examples of a low scoring encounter in the last nine away matches for Roy Hodgson’s men, who should capitalise on the defensive spaces offered by Cardiff. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Christian Benteke missed a glorious opportunity against Everton to add to his goal scoring against Arsenal. After making a comeback to the first-team, the Belgian international scored the opening goal against the Gunners and could have easily repeated this feat against Everton. Benteke’s physical presence may be difficult for Sol Bamba to handle. Our first goalscorer prediction would opt for Benteke.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Christian Benteke at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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