Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Chelsea take on Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge hoping for a fifth consecutive victory at the start of the campaign. The blues have been able to make a fine start under Maurizio Sarri, who has won his first four league matches to come close to Carlo Ancelotti’s record of six. Cardiff City, meanwhile, are yet to achieve the first three points of the season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chelsea were only able to get a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in the recent league game but there was a sigh of relief from the blues as late goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard did the job.
Cardiff City failed to get anything out of their immense performance against Arsenal, as they lost 3-2 late in the match. Cardiff have only taken two points so far this season.
The recent game between Cardiff and Chelsea ended up as a 2-1 win for the latter at the Cardiff City stadium, while the Welsh team suffered a 4-1 loss in their last trip to Stamford Bridge. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.16[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City are at a whopping price of 17.00 to win the game. Even then, we would not pick an away victory considering that Neil Warnock’s men are struggling to get three points even at home. Chelsea, meanwhile, are aiming for a fifth consecutive league victory. Any doubters about Maurizio Sarri’s ability to handle the English Premier League are slowly shifting away, as the Italian has taken to the division like a duck to water. Our preview would back a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.16[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea vs Cardiff City draw odds: 6.50
Cardiff City win odds: 17.00
Correct Score odds
Chelsea are expected to come up against a deeply defensive Cardiff team. The visitors will just sit back with all of the players behind the ball and invite Chelsea to bring down the wall. In such instances, Chelsea can struggle to score goals in big numbers. Since the blues are not great at stretching the defence – even when possessing quick players like Hazard, our correct score prediction expects a Chelsea 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There is a great likelihood of experiencing over 2.5 goals – just as in the case of the recent three meetings between the two clubs – if the game witnesses an early goal. The likelihood of witnessing an early goal is unlikely with Cardiff expected to go defensive. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.50[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The game is likely to be devoid of chances for Pedro, who may not have spaces to run in behind the defence. Instead, this game may open up chances for Eden Hazard to continue his recent form with his third goal of the season.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
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