Cardiff City v Watford Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2019-02-22

Premier League Tips

CARDIFF CITY v WATFORD
Premier League
Friday 22nd February 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Watford AH0
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.75 (odds taken at 23:56 GMT, 21 Feb 2019)

There’s two matches for Friday night’s instalment of the Premier League and we start by looking ahead to Cardiff City taking on Watford as the betting tips continue at the Cardiff City Stadium where the hosts will go in search of an unprecedented third league win on the trot this season.

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Cardiff City Prediction

Cardiff City have been swept along by the emotion of the tragic news of firstly, the disappearance of their new signing, Emiliano Sala from Nantes, and then secondly, by the confirmation of his death following the plane crash as it crossed the Channel over to England a few weeks ago.

It’s a horrific tragedy and is unprecedented in the history of the Premier League, but this has prompted a terrific fightback from Cardiff City as they seek to honour their striker that will never play for them as The Bluebirds have collected back-to-back wins against Bournemouth and Southampton in recent matches.

These two victories have lifted Cardiff out of the bottom three and in turn have dumped Southampton back into the relegation mire with Cardiff now sitting above the bottom three, albeit by a slender one point margin.

The crisis surrounding Cardiff has certainly galvanised the players but I do wonder if the emotional aspect will take its toll soon on a side that may well be running on fumes. A week’s break will have done them a favour though, and a home record of 5-2-6 15/23 is an improvement from earlier in the season.

 

Key-Facts – Cardiff City v Watford

  • Cardiff City have registered back-to-back wins recently in the Premier League
  • Watford have lost just once in their last 7 matches overall in the top flight
  • Watford have lost just 1 of their last 6 away matches

 

Watford Prediction

Watford have enjoyed a successful campaign so far in this season’s Premier League as The Hornets occupy 8th place on the top flight league table, having suffered just one defeat from their last seven matches which was a 2-1 loss away at London rivals, Tottenham.

This successful seven match period has seen Watford register wins against Crystal Palace and Everton along with picking up useful points in draws with Newcastle United, Bournemouth, Burnley and Brighton which has helped maintain Watford’s top half position in the Premier League.

Watford have also made a significant improvement away from home under manager Javi Gracia as the visitors have lost just one of their last six matches on the road (at Tottenham), but have also picked up a 2-1 win at West Ham, so they’ll be confident they can get something against Cardiff even amidst an emotionally charged atmosphere.

Betting Tips Verdict

Cardiff seek a third league win on the trot but I wonder how far they can go before another defeat. Watford’s solid results away from home should ensure at least a point for the visitors here.


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