Cardiff City prepare for the first Premier league match at the Cardiff City stadium after a gap of more than four years. Newcastle, who are looking to shake off a poor form that has persisted since pre-season, are the visitors this weekend. Both clubs failed to pick up points from the opening league matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff suffered a 2-0 loss against Bournemouth in the opening game of the Premier League 2018-19 season. Warnock now prepares his team for two games that could be classified as a six-pointer if it were to be the end of the campaign.
Newcastle lost 2-1 against Tottenham at home, as the pressure on the board continues to grow. Benitez is out of contract at the end of the season while the club’s investment into the squad has substantially declined in recent years.
The recent game between Cardiff and Newcastle finished as a 2-0 victory for the Magpies at the Cardiff City stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle are at a short price of 2.55 to win the game. Despite being the hosts, Cardiff are given a price of 3.25 for the same outcome. However, both teams are closely matched ahead of this encounter. Newcastle lack the momentum and confidence required to pull off a fourth-consecutive win over Cardiff while Warnock’s men were also not at their best in the opening game. Even though none of the meetings between the two clubs in recent times have been a stalemate, our preview would go with this option.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City win odds: 3.25
Newcastle United win odds: 2.55
Correct Score odds
The impact of Bobby Reid and Joselu – for Cardiff and Newcastle respectively – will hold the key towards the game’s ability to entertain. Both these players made a substantial difference in the opening games for their respective clubs, but it is difficult to expect a goal-fest largely due to these players. Our correct score prediction would opt for a more modest 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is expected to be a tight match with both teams keen to not lose against a club that could end up fighting for relegation towards the end of the season. The recent meetings between Newcastle and Cardiff have been quite tight games – even if some of them have witnessed high scores. The timing and the nature of this contest make our total goals prediction go 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 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Kenneth Zohore is expected to lead the Cardiff City attack after missing out on the opening game due to an injury. He is back for this game and is looking to get his first goal against Newcastle. He failed to score in his only previous game against the Magpies. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Zohore.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Kenneth Zohore at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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