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Newcastle United v Cardiff City Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2016-11-05

Championship Tips

NEWCASTLE UNITED v CARDIFF CITY

Saturday 5th November 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

After losing their opening two matches of the new Championship season, Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United are now on a strong swing of momentum as they’ve won their last six league matches on the trot ahead of Saturday’s clash with Cardiff City at St James’ Park.

The Magpies now hold a useful three point cushion at the top of the English second tier ahead of second placed Brighton, and the visit of struggling Cardiff City on Saturday represents a golden opportunity of extending their lead at the top of the division.

Newcastle have won their last three matches on the trot on home turf with wins over Norwich City, Brentford and Ipswich Town as the goals have begun to flow at St James’ Park with the hosts scoring 10 goals in these last three matches. Former Crystal Palace striker Gayle (11 goals) looks the obvious choice for an anytime goalscorer here.

Visitors Cardiff City currently sit just one league place above the relegation zone in the Championship following their recent 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic. Experienced manager Neil Warnock has been given the task of keeping The Bluebirds in the Championship, and Warnock has something of a reputation for keeping the ‘smaller’ clubs in this division.

Last season he guided Rotherham United to safety in the Championship and after being appointed in early October, Warnock had steered Cardiff to three league matches without defeat with wins over Bristol City and Nottingham Forest along with a draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

Cardiff’s away record reads  2-2-3  8/12 which includes wins at Rotherham and Nottingham Forest, but I fancy this trip to the north-east may be too much for them at this stage.

Pick: Newcastle United AH-1 @ 1.69 Bet Victor

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Cardiff v Bolton Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2016-04-23

Championship Tips

CARDIFF CITY v BOLTON WANDERERS

Saturday 23rd April 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Despite having gone four matches without a win in the Championship, Cardiff City will fancy their chances of taking all three points in Saturday afternoon’s with already relegated Bolton Wanderers at the Cardiff City Stadium.

It’s been a long and difficult campaign for Cardiff City manager Russell Slade as he’s not always been flavour of the month in the Welsh valleys, but with just three matches remaining of the season, The Bluebirds are still in with a shout of claiming a last-gasp play-off spot.

Cardiff are six points adrift of sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday but they do possess a solid home record of  11-8-2  30/18 which they’ll be hoping can assist them in staying in the hunt for a top six place.

Onto Bolton Wanderers, and it’s been a disastrous campaign for The Trotters as they were resigned to relegation down to League One a few weeks ago, and they have only pride left to play for now until the end of this term.

It’s now 13 matches without a win in the Championship for Bolton who are ten points adrift of second from bottom club Charlton Athletic and who still remain without an away win at this stage of the campaign with an overall away record of  0-4-17  16/52.

In addition, Bolton have lost their last six away matches on the trot scoring 5 goals for and conceding a total of 19 goals in reply – the signs are certainly not good for them here!

Pick: Cardiff City AH-1 @ 1.62 Unibet

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Cardiff v MK Dons Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-02-06

Championship Tips

CARDIFF CITY v MK DONS

Saturday 6th February 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Cardiff City will head into this afternoon’s clash with Championship strugglers MK Dons in confident mood following their 3-2 win away at Huddersfield Town recently, as The Bluebirds currently occupy a top half position in the English second tier.

Three wins from their last five matches overall which also inclides wins over Wolves and Blackburn Rovers give today’s hosts the edge along with home advantage with a solid home record of  7-6-1 21/13 behind them, Cardiff will be looking for another three points here today.

Cardiff are unbeaten in their last ten at their Cardiff City Stadium with their last defeat way back in September last year when they lost 2-0 to current Championship league leaders Hull City. The midfield trio of Noone, Pilkington and Whittingham have provided the bulk of Cardiff’s goals so far.

Visitors MK Dons head into today’s encounter on the back of three defeats from their last five overall with losses to Birmingham City, Burnley and Bolton Wanderers while gaining just one Championship win from their last five.

The Dons’ away performances have also been below-par as they’ve lost four of their last five on the road amidst an overall record of  1-4-9  10/22 and they’ve also failed to score on 7 occasions from their 14 away matches to date.

I therefore believe Cardiff are well placed to take the points here, but there’s some real value in the handicap.

Pick: Cardiff City AH-0.25 @ 1.70 Bet Victor

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Cardiff v Rotherham Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-01-23

Championship Tips

CARDIFF CITY v ROTHERHAM UNITED

Saturday 23rd January 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Cardiff City scored what seemed an unlikely result away at Wolves last weekend with a 3-1 win which maintained their position of 9th in the Championship table ahead of this afternoon’s encounter with struggling Rotherham United.

The Bluebirds have struggled for consistency all season, but at least at their Cardiff City Stadium, they’ve only suffered just one defeat all season amidst an overall record of  7-5-1  19/11 as they’ve put together an impressive nine-match unbeaten run on home turf.

Within this impressive home form are wins over Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough, Reading, Brentford and Blackburn Rovers with striker Joe Mason being the main goalscoring threat up front for The Bluebirds.

Visitors Rotherham United were unable to put together back-to-back wins last weekend as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at home to QPR which was disappointing as they’d previously registered a vital three points in a 2-0 home win over Brighton in the match beforehand.

Rotherham sit just one league position above the bottom three but they’re level on points with Bristol City going into this weekend’s round of matches with a tough trip down to Wales ahead of them today. Away from home, Rotherham have really struggled to stay with most of their opponents, and they’ve lost their last four on the road on their travels.

An away record of  2-1-10  11/24 doesn’t inspire me with much confidence, and only Bolton Wanderers have lost more away games than The Millermen so far this season in the Championship.

I do suggest giving the quarter-ball on Cardiff City to be safe, but the hosts should win this one.

Pick: Cardiff City AH-0.25 @ 1.68 Bet Victor

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Hull v Cardiff Betting Tips: 1, 2016-01-13

Championship Tips

HULL CITY v CARDIFF CITY

Wednesday 13th January 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Hull City progressed through to the fourth round of the FA Cup on the weekend with a solid 1-0 home win over fellow Championship outfit Brighton to hand Steve Bruce’s men a second win on the trot following their impressive win away at QPR the week before in the Championship.

It’s back to Championship action again tonight for The Tigers who take on Cardiff City at the KC Stadium as the hosts look to continue their solid form on home turf with an overall record of  9-2-1  22/6 along with having won their last three on the trot with wins over Bolton Wanderers, Reading and Burnley.

In addition, Hull have kept no fewer than seven clean sheets so far this season at home which will no doubt delight Steve Bruce and his defensive strategies, while forward Hernandez (10 goals) looks the main threat up front for the hosts this evening.

Visitors Cardiff City were dumped out of the FA Cup on the weekend when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to League One strugglers Shrewsbury Town and they now must pick themselves up from that devastating defeat when they make the long trip up to Hull tonight.

Bluebirds manager Russell Slade must now be on borrowed time at the helm of Cardiff who have managed just one Championship win from their last four outings which was a 1-0 home win over Blackburn Rovers, while their away form has been below-par to say the least.

An away record of  2-5-5  11/15 have seen the Welsh side pick up just one win from their last nine road trips which was a win at beleaguered Bolton, but four defeats from their last five on their travels must have dented their confidence somewhat.

Pick: Hull City to win @ 1.75 Unibet

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Cardiff v Burnley Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2015-11-28

Championship Tips

CARDIFF CITY v BURNLEY

Saturday 28th November 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Cardiff City slumped to a second defeat in three matches last weekend when they went down 2-0 away to Derby County at the iPro Stadium and they face another tough opponent in fifth placed Burnley despite holding home advantage at the Cardiff City Stadium this afternoon.

Cardiff have registered just the one Championship league win from their last five matches overall which was a 2-0 home win over Reading but draws with Bristol City and Ipswich Town along with defeats to Leeds United and Derby County have prevented The Bluebirds from making an impression upon the play-off pack.

Nevertheless, Cardiff’s home record still stands at a solid  5-2-1  10/4 while their record on home turf against top half opposition stands at a creditable  2-1-1  4/3. However, they will have their work cut out thsiaftwernoon against Burnley.

Visitors Burnley are unbeaten in their last eight in the Championship as they head into today’s clash at Cardiff in solid form having registered recent wins over Blackburn Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Fulham.

Away from home, Burnley have lost just once all season to date which was a 2-0 loss away at Ipswich Town back in August, but since that rare loss, Sean Dyche’s men have put together a promising six-match unbeaten run on their travels amidst an overall record of  3-4-1  7/6.

However, Burnley are still without an away win at top half opposition, having drawn three times and lost once.

That said, I’m confident that Burnley can get at least a point in Cardiff today, so I’ll back the Clarets with the draw no bet pick.

Pick: Burnley AH0 @ 1.82 Bet Victor

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Derby v Cardiff Betting Tips: 1, 2015-11-21

Championship Tips

DERBY COUNTY v CARDIFF CITY

Saturday 21st November 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Derby County’s automatic promotion hopes took a slight dent last time out away at east midlands rivals Nottingham Forest when they were beaten at the City Ground by a 1-0 margin, but they can get back on track this afternoon when they play host to Cardiff City at the iPro Stadium.

Prior to the defeat before the international break, Derby had put together three Championship wins on the bounce with wins over Huddersfield Town, Rotherham United and QPR which had placed them in the play-off pack, and they still remain in  fifth spot ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

At home, The Rams have shown solid form on home turf where they’ve racked up four straight wins on the trot at the expense of Brentford and Wolves along with the aforementioned Rotherham and QPR in an overall record of  4-3-1  13/6. Strikers Martin and Russell look the likely anytime goalscorer candidates.

Visitors Cardiff City currently sit just outside of the play-off pack in 7th place and three points behind Birmingham City, as The Bluebirds have lost just once in their last eight matches in the Championship.

Cardiff have also recently beaten Middlesbrough and Reading although these were both registered at their Cardiff City Stadium, while Cardiff’s away form has been a little more circumspect as their overall record of  1-5-2  7/8  shows.

Along with Brighton, Cardiff City have drawn the most number of away matches so far this season in the division and a lack of goals on their travels has probably been the cause of so many stalemates to date.

Of the two sides, Derby County definitely possess the greater cutting edge up front so I’ll back The Rams for a straight win here.

Pick: Derby County straight win @ 1.55 Bwin

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Cardiff v Bristol City Betting Preview, 2015-10-27

English Football Betting

Cardiff City v Bristol City
Monday 26 October – Kickoff: 1945hrs
Football – England – Premier League

Ahead of impending League Cup action this midweek, the Premier League takes a break and the focus of the live, televised clash on Monday see’s Bristol City travel to the Welsh capital as they bid to move clear of the relegation zone.

Following what was a disappointing season for Cardiff last term – their first back in this league following relegation – the pressure was very much on Russell Slade to improve fortunes on the park. A dozen games in and the Bluebirds have made a very solid start to their campaign, amassing 20 points in that period. It’s a points haul which is good enough to see them sit in eighth, just four points outside the playoff with Monday’s game in-hand still to come. Their home form has been particularly good – suffering only one defeat and winning four of their six matches at the Cardiff City Stadium, including an impressive win over Middlesbrough last week.

It has taken a while for Bristol City to become accustomed to life in the Championship but there are definite signs that last year’s runaway League One champions are finding the sort of form many thought them capable of. Two successive draws were followed by their first home win since May when getting the better of Nottingham Forest. The Robins backed that win up with another strong performance away to the current leaders, Brighton. Despite taking the lead in that game, Bristol City succumbed to a late goal and went down 2-1. Although the defeat brought to an end their three game unbeaten run, the game highlighted the capability of this squad to mix it with the best teams in the division.

Although it has been a good start to the season, Cardiff are yet to score more than two goals in one game, emphasising that the main strength of this team, thus far, has been in defence. Slade’s men have kept four clean sheets and have the fifth best goals against record in the Championship. They have scored the fewest number of goals of the current top 14, though, so if they manage to find a better balance in attack, Cardiff will certainly not be far away from a top six finish come the end of the season.

Bristol City’s sole away win of the campaign came at Middlesborough back in August, but Steve Cotterill will have taken confidence from their last three performances on the road. In addition to the narrow defeat to Brighton last time out, City picked up two valuable points with draws at Ipswich and Preston. The visit to Cardiff will be a similar test to those games so there will be no fear amongst the squad ahead of the game, particularly as they have scored in five straight Championship away games.

Cardiff v Bristol City Betting Tips

Despite being eight points worse off than Cardiff, Bristol City can boast the same number of goals scored than their opponent on Monday. In contrast to Slade’s team, however, is their inability to keep goals out at the other end – conceding the joint-second most goals in the league. It will be interesting to see how the game develops with two completely different approaches, clashing.
I fully expect Bristol City to climb the table in the upcoming weeks if they manage to sustain the level of performance shown recently. Cardiff are a very difficult team to beat, though, especially at home. They may have only conceded four home goals, but the visitors have shown they are capable of causing the best team’s in this league problems and I think they are good enough to get a result, here.

The two bets I like are for both teams to score (occurred in Bristol City’s last four away games) and a smaller bet on a correct score of 1-1. Both teams are in good for at present and I do not believe there is much between them. A point apiece would not be disastrous and it could end with the two cancelling each other out.

Both teams to score 8/11 @ Betfred
Correct score 1-1 @ 13/2 @ Betvictor

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Cardiff v Bristol City Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2015-10-26

Championship Tips

CARDIFF CITY v BRISTOL CITY

Monday 26th October 2015 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Cardiff City scored a valuable win over Middlesbrough during midweek with a 1-0 home victory at their Cardiff City Stadium and they’ll no doubt be looking for more of the same tonight when they entertain struggling Bristol City.

Another win for Cardiff tonight would see The Bluebirds leapfrog Reading into 7th place in the Championship, and with a four-match unbeaten run behind them, this may well be on the cards for the hosts. An earlier win over Charlton Athletic along with back-to-back draws with Brighton and Preston North End (both away from home) makes up their last four-match sequence.

On home turf, Cardiff City hold a decent record of  4-1-1  8/4 and they’ve registered some vital wins over Wolves, Huddersfield Town, Charlton and Middlesbrough, while their only defeat to date was to second placed Hull City. Striker Joe Mason (5 goals) looks the hosts’ likeliest anytime goalscorer.

Visitors Bristol City find themselves just one league position above the relegation zone in the Championship having managed just two wins so far this season. City suffered another defeat in their midweek loss away at Brighton in a 2-1 defeat and it’s been just one win from their last eight matches overall.

That rare win was a recent Friday night 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest but this was registered at Ashton Gate, while their away performances need a vast improvement if they’re to pull away from the bottom reaches of the division.

The Robins’ away record stands at  1-2-3  7/11 and only Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers have conceded more goals than them on the road. Bristol City are without a win in their last four on their travels also.

I will go for Cardiff City here, but I advise backing them with the draw no bet option at still good odds.

Pick: Cardiff City AH0 @ 1.75 Bet Victor

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Nottm Forest v Cardiff Betting Tips: Draw, 2015-08-29

Championship Tips

NOTTINGHAM FOREST v CARDIFF CITY

Saturday 29th August 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

The City Ground in Nottingham is the venue of my next pick as hosts Nottingham Forest look to preserve their unbeaten start to the new Championship season on home turf when they entertain visitors Cardiff City.

Nottingham Forest have so far beaten Rotherham United 2-1 and then shared the points in a 0-0 draw with Charlton Athletic which was the first of back-to-back stalemates for Forest as they drew 1-1 away against Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium.

Manager Dougie Freedman will have to do without the services of last season’s top scorer Britt Assombalonga though as he’s been ruled out for the majority of the season through injury. Freedman will be expecting the forward line of Fryatt, Ward, Blackstock and Paterson to step up although none of them have hit the back of the net to date in the Championship.

Visitors Cardiff City have made an unbeaten start to the new Championship season which must be a relief for under-fire manager Russell Slade and Bluebirds fans alike as they currently occupy 7th place in the English second tier.

Cardiff have also recorded a win and a draw at their Cardiff City Stadium with a point against Fulham in a 1-1 stalemate which was followed with a 2-0 win over Wolves last weekend. On the road, Cardiff City have been held to two draws so far with 2-2 and 1-1 results away at QPR and Blackburn Rovers respectively.

I daresay Russell Slade would be delighted with a point away at Nottingham Forest and he may well stick with the 4-4-2 formation that he’s employed in Cardiff’s last two away matches here this afternoon.

Both sides seem evenly matches going into today’s clash and I believe another draw could be on the cards at the City Ground today.

Take the Draw at 3.40 @bet365

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