Cardiff City vs Watford – Predictions & Football Betting Tips
Cardiff City remain emotionally charged as they take on Watford at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday night. This match witnesses Cardiff outside the bottom three owing to a run of two consecutive victories, which have come at a difficult time for the club. Watford remain in charge of the top 10 places with the team making Wolves feeling nervous about their seventh place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
An incredible match at the St Mary’s Stadium witnessed Cardiff picking up a 2-1 win over Southampton after both teams came up with injury-time goals. This victory helped Cardiff register back-to-back league victories in the top flight after almost 60 years.
Watford picked up a 1-0 win over QPR to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. This was the second consecutive 1-0 win for the Hornets.
The reverse fixture witnessed Cardiff losing 3-2 against Watford at the Vicarage Road. The two teams’ last meeting at Cardiff City Stadium produced a 4-2 victory for Watford back in 2014 when both clubs were in the Championship. Our betting tips and predictions for the game expect a victory for Cardiff.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Cardiff City win at 3.00[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff will be pumped up after the back-to-back wins and Watford have also been able to get the same distinction. However, the Hornets have not been exactly convincing in the last two victories. Javi Gracia’s men do remain convincing at the back with very little joy for the opponents, but the lack of form shown by players like Roberto Pereyra does blunt Watford’s attacking potential. Cardiff are also not outstanding going forward but the team do push players and this is likely to be more pronounced at home. Our preview would pick a win for Cardiff.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Cardiff City win at 3.00[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City vs Watford draw odds: 3.20
Watford win odds: 2.37
Correct Score odds
Cardiff have been able to register a first victory at the Cardiff City Stadium in 2019 following a comfortable success over Bournemouth at the start of this month. The club make a return to home matches after an extended gap, but matches involving the Bluebirds remain low on goals. Watford’s stringent defence has seen them concede fewer goals than the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal. Still, Cardiff’s defensive mistakes make our correct score prediction go with a 2-1 win for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Cardiff 2-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The recent encounter between Cardiff and Watford was an extremely exciting affair with five goals in total. Even if this match does not end up producing such a high number of goals, both teams should end up scoring and act as a driver to over 2.5 goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Cardiff have witnessed four different scorers contribute their return of five goals in the last three matches. Even then, it makes sense to back forwards like Callum Paterson. Bobby Reid is the first choice penalty taker for Cardiff and our first goalscorer prediction would back Reid.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Bobby Reid at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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