Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Manchester United remain hopeful about finishing fifth in the table when they take on Cardiff City in the final game of the season at Old Trafford. The Red Devils will not reach the top four after dropping four points behind Tottenham. However, the team can still overtake Arsenal in this final weekend. Meanwhile, Cardiff City have an opportunity to enjoy a game at a top stadium for quite a while as they have been relegated to the Championship. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by bottom club Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium. It was yet another setback for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has now seen his team go without a win in five matches.
Cardiff’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed after a 3-2 home defeat against Crystal Palace. This was the sixth defeat in seven matches for Neil Warnock’s men.
Manchester United were able to thump Cardiff 5-1 in Solskjaer’s first match incharge of United. This was a perfect start for the Norwegian. Meanwhile, Cardiff travel to Old Trafford for the first time since 2014 and they lost 2-0 to the Red Devils back then. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Manchester United win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester United win at 1.28[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff may be disappointed with the recent turnaround of events that has seen them get relegated. The club’s disappointing away form has been a crucial factor behind their relegation and Manchester United are desperate to finish the season on a high. Solskjaer’s stock is at an all-time low since being appointed as the permanent manager and he needs a desperate lift. This may come in the form of a home match against a team that has been relegated. Our preview would go with a victory for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester United win at 1.28[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United vs Cardiff City draw odds: 6.50
Cardiff City win odds: 11.00
Correct Score odds
United have struggled in front of goal over the last few games. The team has only scored two goals in the last five matches. Cardiff will make it difficult for United, but the Red Devils have sufficient quality to get over a Cardiff team that has conceded goals in away matches. Cardiff have kept just one clean sheet in the last nine away games but they have also conceded under 2.5 goals in eight of these games. Our correct score prediction would go with 2-0 win for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester United 2-0 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The Red Devils have a lot of problems going forward, but they are up against a Cardiff team that is already looking forward to a season or more in the bottom tiers. Cardiff may not get thumped due to their reasonably good defence, and our total goals prediction would 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 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
It is remarkable that none of Manchester United’s recognised forwards – Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, and Anthony Martial – have not scored since April. Rashford, though, had a decent game against Huddersfield and had five shots at goal. Our first goalscorer prediction would opt for Marcus Rashford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marcus Rashford at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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