Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Cardiff City will be keen to overcome the disappointment from Saturday’s defeat against Watford when they host Everton in the midweek match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Everton are no longer in the top half of the table with Marco Silva’s men dropping to 11th place. Meanwhile, Cardiff are just outside the relegation places but the advantage is not convincing to keep the Bluebirds out for long. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff were thrashed 5-1 by Watford at home as Neil Warnock’s men committed too many defensive mistakes. This defeat broke a run of back-to-back wins for the Bluebirds.
Everton lost for a fourth time in five games after being beaten 1-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road. However, the Merseyside outfit have not been in action for a fortnight.
The reverse fixture witnessed Everton picking up a narrow 1-0 success over Cardiff back in November. This was one of the nine victories for Everton, who last played at the Cardiff City Stadium in 2013 when they managed a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff were quite impressive in the last few matches before being ripped apart by Watford in the latest league match. The two-week break may have prevented Everton with an opportunity to rediscover their form, but it is difficult to back a team that has been very inconsistent for several months. Cardiff are not about goals and the several defensive mistakes committed against Watford will act as a lesson for the team, who are expected to be more prudent at the back. Our preview would go with a stalemate since both teams should cancel out each other.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.40[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City win odds: 3.60
Everton win odds: 2.20
Correct Score odds
Cardiff and Everton have not been among goals, but they have witnessed the opposition score plenty past. For example, both teams have conceded more than two goals in the last six league encounters while there have not been many goals at the other end. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The two teams are encountering a poor run of form going forward. Cardiff have come up with just six goals while Everton are at five goals. The heavy loss against Watford will hinder Cardiff’s recent defensive record, but both teams have been quite poor at the back. Even then, the lack of creativity and confidence going forward are factors behind our total goals prediction going with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Gylfi Sigurdsson has been among the few Everton players to experience a decent offensive form in 2019. He has not completed 90 minutes of action in the last two matches, but he did come up with a goal against Southampton a month ago. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Gylfi Sigurdsson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gylfi Sigurdsson at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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