Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Liverpool make the trip to the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2013-14 campaign’s misfortune. The Reds could potentially fall to the second place by the time the game kicks off, but it is one of the four games left between Liverpool and their first Premier League title. Cardiff City are well and truly alive in the relegation zone with the team now just two points away from safety despite having played a game more. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff City’s incredible 2-0 win over Brighton came as a huge relief for Neil Warnock, who has seen his team remain just two points away from safety. Cardiff still have two matches against teams around them in the table.
Liverpool were able to secure a comfortable passage into the Champions League semifinals after a 4-1 away victory over Porto. This was preceded by an immense 2-0 success over Chelsea at Anfield last weekend.
The reverse fixture witnessed Liverpool getting a 4-1 victory over Cardiff at Anfield. The last meeting between these two clubs at the Cardiff City Stadium was in 2014 when the Reds beat Cardiff 6-3. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a victory for Liverpool.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Liverpool win at 1.20[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff have shown a great deal of resilience to remain with a strong likelihood of surviving in the division, but they are up against a Liverpool outfit that has a bigger prize in sight – Premier League title. This Liverpool outfit are clearly better than previous iterations, who came very close to the title. The recent away performances – like the win over Southampton – are proof that Liverpool have a lot of steel. Even though Liverpool can expect a very noisy atmosphere and a lot of work rate from the home team, our preview would go with an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Liverpool win at 1.20[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City vs Liverpool draw odds: 7.50
Cardiff City win odds: 17.00
Correct Score odds
Liverpool have been able to score over 2.5 goals in the last three encounters against Cardiff. A better assessment can be done by looking at the form of Liverpool’s front three, who have been scoring goals together a lot more than before. Yet, it may not be one of the classics like recent games between Liverpool and Cardiff. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Liverpool.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Liverpool 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in all of the competitive games between Cardiff and Liverpool in this century. Due to the attacking potential within this Liverpool setup, it would not be fair to expect anything other than over 2.5 goals, as Cardiff are also not great at the back. Our total goals prediction would pick over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are back among goals with both players having scored in the last two games for Liverpool. Salah’s positioning up front gives opportunities for the Egyptian to score from counter-attacks, and it was the 26-year-old who broke the deadlock in the reverse fixture at Anfield. Even though Mane came up with a brace in that 4-1 win, our first goalscorer prediction would pick Mohamed Salah.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mohamed Salah at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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