Cardiff City vs Derby County Betting Tip Home Win – 18 December 2021

Bluebirds to edge past Rams

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Cardiff City vs Derby County
18th December 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: Evens odds taken 1823 GMT, Thursday 16 December

The early kick off in the EFL Championship this Saturday comes from the Cardiff City Stadium, as Steve Morison’s Cardiff City entertain Wayne Rooney’s Derby County. The Bluebirds have the worst home record in the division, while the Rams are bottom of the table. This is a massive fixture for both clubs, but who will come out on top in South Wales? We hunt down the best odds and give you our top tips for this intriguing Championship clash.

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Cardiff City Preview – Will the Bluebirds pick up a rare home win?

Cardiff City were supposed to be challenging for the top six this season, but the Bluebirds have had a pretty miserable campaign so far. Before Steve Morison took over, City had lost eight in a row under Mick McCarthy.

The Welsh side have shown a big improvement under Morison, winning three, losing three and drawing two of eight since his arrival. Last time out, Cardiff came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw with Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

Our betting prediction:
Cardiff to score first

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(odds taken 1827 GMT, Thursday 16 December)

The Cardiff City Stadium has been a tough place to go since Cardiff moved there from Ninian Park back in 2009. However, they have been woeful at home this term, taking just seven points from 11 matches. Still, can they put things right and secure a priceless home win on Saturday?

Derby County Preview – Can the Rams leave Wales with a positive result?

Derby County have had plenty of off-field issues to deal with this season, but the players on the pitch have got on with their jobs admirably. Derby have suffered just seven league defeats this term, which is the fewest in the bottom half.

Draws have been the Rams’ Achilles heel this season, though, with ten of their 22 league matches ending all square. Five of their last 12 in the league have been draws. However, they did pick up a much-needed 1-0 home win over Blackpool last time out.

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Derby have not won away from home since picking up a 1-0 victory at Hull City way back in mid-August. Nonetheless, can Wayne Rooney’s men secure a huge three points in South Wales at the weekend?


Cardiff City vs Derby County Betting Advice

Cardiff thumped Derby when these two last met back in March. The Bluebirds were rampant at the Cardiff City Stadium, with Leandro Bacuna (2), Kieffer Moore and Will Vaulks netting in a 4-0 win. The game at Pride Park earlier in the season ended in a 1-1 draw.


Key Facts – Cardiff City vs Derby County Betting Tip

  • Derby are bottom on just four points
  • Cardiff have the poorest home record in the Championship
  • The Bluebirds are unbeaten in four against the Rams (two wins, two draws)


The pair are enduring tough seasons, so both teams would love all three points from this one as we enter the busy festive period. Cardiff have shown an improvement of late, while the Rams have been tough to beat this term.

City may have the worst home record in the league, but we fancy them to edge past the bottom side on Saturday. The Cardiff victory is nicely priced at evens.

Kieffer Moore has scored four goals in his last seven Championship appearances. The Wales international netted home and away against the Rams last season, and Moore is priced at 9/5 to score anytime on Saturday.


The best betting odds for Cardiff City vs Derby County

Cardiff City to win: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 5/2 at Bet365
Derby County to win: 11/4 at Bet365