Cardiff City vs Manchester United – Predictions & Football Betting Tips

Published: December 20, 2018
Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
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Cardiff City take on Manchester United at the Cardiff City Stadium looking to profit from the United team in total disarray coming into this match. Cardiff know Solskjaer rather well after the Norwegian had a miserable time with the Bluebirds back in 2014. He has been appointed as the interim manager of the Red Devils, who are looking unlikely to make it to the top four this season. Meanwhile, Cardiff remain just outside of the bottom three coming into this match. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.

Betting Tips for the game

Cardiff City once again went through a defeat in an away match, but two late goals provided a glossy look to the 3-2 loss against Watford. This was the third defeat in the last five matches for the Hornets.

Manchester United decided to sack Jose Mourinho after a 3-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield. The result left the Red Devils in the sixth spot with an incredible eight points just to catch Arsenal.

The recent game between United and Cardiff was back in 2014 when the Bluebirds travelling to Old Trafford and lost 2-0. United’s last away match against Cardiff City was a 2-2 draw in 2013. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 4.20[/bet_tip_now]

Match odds

Manchester United may have stepped out of the Jose Mourinho era but the players will still be going through a difficult period in terms of confidence levels. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have the greatest record as a manager. Meanwhile, Cardiff have been exceptional at home in recent matches with four wins in five. The home support will try to create a tremendous atmosphere, which will certainly intimidate the visiting team. Yet, United players will show a reasonable improvement and our preview would back a draw.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 4.20[/bet_tip_now]

Cardiff City win odds: 6.50

Manchester United win odds: 1.57

Correct Score odds

Manchester United have been through goals at both ends of the pitch in recent matches. Cardiff have conceded fewer goals (9) than Manchester United (11) over the last six matches, but the Red Devils are expected to improve on this front. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw, as Cardiff are not outstanding going forward.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]

Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

United are expected to make a sizeable improvement in terms of their performances in this match. Cardiff’s home support can be extremely noisy and this can intimidate even the most confident teams. The arrival of Solskjaer may not lift United tactically, but the absence of Jose Mourinho may just provide a lift to United players like Paul Pogba. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]

First Goalscorer odds

Callum Paterson has emerged as a key player for Cardiff going forward, as his physicality has often led to the opposition wilting under pressure. He can also provide great work rate that can trouble an unsettled backline like Manchester United’s back four. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Callum Paterson.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Callum Paterson at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]

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