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Cardiff City v Rotherham Betting Tips: 1, 2017-02-18

Championship Tips


Saturday 18th February 2017 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Cardiff City registered back-to-back wins on Tuesday night when they overcame play-off chasing Derby County at the iPro Stadium in a pulsating 4-3 win to hand Neil Warnock’s team a mid-table position following a terrible start to the season.

The Bluebirds recorded just two league wins in the Championship from their first 11 matches of the new season; this brought about the appointment of current manager Neil Warnock who rescued Rotherham United from the drop last season, and looks to be going a step better with Cardiff City.

Cardiff’s overall home record now stands at  7-2-7  17/19 and they’ve racked up recent wins over Aston Villa, Burton Albion and Preston North End, so a visit from struggling Rotherham United can represent a great opportunity for the home side to continue their positive progress.

Onto Rotherham United then, and The Millermen have been cast adrift at the bottom of the Championship as they find themselves 14 points adrift of fourth from bottom club Burton Albion following a dismal run of six matches without a win, or just one league win from their last nine.

Recent defeats to Barnsley, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Huddersfield Town show their very vulnerable state of mind and fragile confidence, and a trip to a buoyant Cardiff City in their own backyard may well present further problems for the visitors.

Rotherham are also the only side in the Championship yet to record an away win as their away record reads a woeful  0-1-15  10/43 and they’ve lost their last eight away matches on the trot.

All roads should lead to a home win here…

Pick: Cardiff City to win @ 1.55 Bet Victor


Brighton v Cardiff Betting Tips: 1, 2016-12-30

Championship Tips


Friday 30th December 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Brighton recently took over at the top of the Championship following their Boxing Day 3-0 romp at home over hapless QPR, and The Seagulls will be looking for more of the same when bottom half strugglers Cardiff City visit their AMEX Stadium on Friday night.

With Newcastle United suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Boxing Day, Brighton have now moved top of the league with a handy two-point buffer ahead of The Magpies and with the best defensive record in the Championship under their belts, Chris Hughton’s side look set to continue their excellent 17-match unbeaten run here this evening.

Brighton’s home record stands at a very solid looking  9-2-1  25/6 having put together a nine-game sequence without defeat on home turf, while their record at home against bottom half opposition stands at an excellent  6-1-0  16/3.

Visitors Cardiff City find themselves languishing in 19th place in the English second tier as they look to improve a disappointing away record which stands at  2-4-5  13/20 so far on their travels this season.

Cardiff earned a solid point away at mid-table Brentford on Boxing Day but they’re expected to face a much sterner test on Friday night when they come up against a well-organised, in-form and confident Brighton outfit on the south coast. However, The Bluebirds have lost just once in their last five league matches overall which will give them some hope here.

On the flip side, Cardiff are without a win from their last four on their travels as they’ve drawn at Ipswich Town and Brentford but suffered earlier defeats at Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

Pick; Brighton to win @ 1.62 William Hill


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

Championship Tips


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


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

Championship Tips


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


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

Championship Tips


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


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

Championship Tips


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


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

Championship Tips


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


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

Championship Tips


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


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

Championship Tips


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


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