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Cardiff City v Sunderland Betting Tips: 1, 2018-01-13

Championship Tips
CARDIFF CITY v SUNDERLAND Saturday 13th January 2018 - Kickoff: 1230hrs Football - England - Championship The early kick-off in the Championship on Saturday sees Cardiff City taking on Sunderland at the Cardiff City Stadium with the hosts desperate to rekindle their earlier form following a spate of defeats which is threatening to ruin their promising start to the campaign. With just three league defeats from their first 22 matches, Cardiff looked serious contenders for automatic promotion under manager, Neil Warnock, but The Bluebirds have gone off the rails in recent times as they’ve slumped to four defeats on the trot. Losses to Bolton Wanderers, Fulham, Preston North End and QPR means they’ve lost ground on the Championship leaders, Wolves, and they’re now in third place and 14 points adrift. However, all three points on Saturday would see them leapfrog Derby County into second spot, and they still hold a reasonable looking home record of  8-3-2  22/10 despite the recent defeats. Sunderland dropped down to the bottom of the Championship following a 1-0 defeat at home to Barnsley last time out in the league, and last week’s FA Cup third round exit away at north-east rivals, Middlesbrough, will have done little for the Black Cats’ confidence ahead of this important trip to Wales. It’s now 10 league matches into new manager, Chris Coleman’s reign at the Stadium of Light, and although there’s been some improvement, his side have still gained only three wins from this 10-match sequence, while there’s plenty of work to do on the road. Away wins at Burton Albion and Nottingham Forest as well as a 1-0 home win over one of Coleman’s old clubs, Fulham, have provided glimpses of a possible recovery, but they still face a very tough relegation battle, as well as a tough trip against Cardiff City. Pick: Cardiff City to win @ 1.79 Marathonbet
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Cardiff City v Preston North End Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.5, 2017-12-29

Championship Tips
CARDIFF CITY v PRESTON NORTH END Friday 29th December 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Following recent back-to-back defeats, Cardiff City will be keen to get their bid for automatic promotion from the Championship back on track on Friday night when they play host to Preston North End at the Cardiff City Stadium. Defeats to Bolton Wanderers away and a 4-2 Boxing Day defeat at home to Fulham have sent a warning message to Cardiff and manager Neil Warnock as The Bluebirds have dropped to third place with Bristol City now in second place thanks to a slightly better goal difference. The loss to Fulham came completely out of the blue, such are the vagaries of the Championship, but having previously strung together a four match winning streak with wins over Ipswich Town, Brentford, Norwich City and Hull City, the hosts still have reason to be confident here. Visitors Preston North End sit in 9th place in the Championship and have proven themselves to be hard to beat under former Norwich City manager, Alex Neil, as they’ve lost just five matches with only the top two teams in the division, Wolves and Bristol City, losing fewer games than them so far this season. Preston also bring an eight match unbeaten run with them to Wales on Friday night which includes wins over Bristol City and Burton Albion (away) along with home wins over QPR and Sheffield United. They possess a fairly solid looking away record of  4-5-3  14/14 and have lost by just the single goal at Wolves and Derby County. The visitors have also recorded a 3-0 home win over Friday night’s hosts, Cardiff City, earlier in the season at Deepdale, and they look a good bet to avoid defeat here again. Pick: Preston North End AH+0.5 @ 1.81 Bet Victor
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Reading v Cardiff City Betting Tips: Under 2.5, 2017-12-11

Championship Tips
READING v CARDIFF CITY Monday 11th December 2017 - Kickoff: 2000hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips The Championship’s weekend action wraps up on Monday night when Reading take on second placed Cardiff City at the Madejski Stadium with both teams in pretty good form leading up to this clash. Although Reading come into this encounter sitting in the bottom half of the division in 16th place, The Royals have put together a more promising four match unbeaten run which includes draws with Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday (the former saw them earn a point in a 2-2 draw being 2 goals down), along with back-to-back wins over Barnsley and Sunderland in recent times. Reading still have plenty of room for improvement though at home where they hold a  3-3-4 11/11 record, but back-to-back clean sheets in their last two on home turf will have pleased manager Jaap Stam, and gives them a base from which to work from. Visitors Cardiff City may well fancy their chances of getting all three points here in Berkshire as they look to close the five point gap behind Championship league leaders Wolves who could only muster a point in a disappointing 0-0 draw with struggling Sunderland yesterday. The Bluebirds will also look to put some further daylight between themselves and third placed Bristol City who have emerged as the dark horses of the Championship so far this season, and confidence will be high in the welsh team’s camp as they’ve registered four wins on the trot ahead of this clash. Wins over Brentford, Barnsley, Nottingham Forest and Norwich City have maintained their push for an automatic promotion spot, while their away record reads a reasonable looking  6-1-3  11/9. Goals have been in low supply though for both teams, and I’m expecting a tightly fought contest here. Pick: Under 2.5 @ 1.74 Marathonbet
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Cardiff City v Norwich City Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-12-01

Championship Tips
CARDIFF CITY v NORWICH CITY Friday 1st December 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Cardiff City will go in search of a fourth consecutive win in the Championship when they play host to Norwich City at the Cardiff City Stadium as Friday night football returns to the English second tier. Recent wins over Brentford, Barnsley and Nottingham Forest have maintained Cardiff’s bid for automatic promotion from the Championship, but they’ll be keen to gain another win on Friday night in order to keep the pressure upon league leaders, Wolves, who hold a four point cushion over the second placed Bluebirds. A win on Friday would extend their lead ahead of third placed Sheffield United to six points, and with the hosts still unbeaten so far this season on home turf with a solid record of  6-3-0  16/4 under their belts, they look in good shape to continue here. It’s been a frustrating campaign for Norwich City in the Championship so far as The Canaries now sit in a disappointing 15th place following an encouraging start to the new term, as they’d lost just three of their first 13 matches overall. September and October brought wins over Birmingham City, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Reading and east anglian rivals, Ipswich Town, but they’ve since slumped to four defeats from their subsequent six matches overall. Norwich’s form away from home has been inconsistent too, as their record of  4-1-4  9/13 underlines, and they come into this clash following back-to-back defeats on the road at Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest respectively. Cardiff are on a high at the moment, but I advise proceeding with caution as it’s Friday night football after all. Pick: Cardiff City AH-0.25 @ 1.68 Bet Victor
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Bristol City v Cardiff City Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2017-11-04

Championship Tips
BRISTOL CITY v CARDIFF CITY Saturday 4th November 2017 - Kickoff: 1200hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Saturday’s early kick-off in the Championship features two sides that so far, have exceeded all expectations in the second tier this season with hosts Bristol City sitting in fourth place, taking on second placed Cardiff City at Ashton Gate. Bristol City have won four of their last six league matches, with three of these victories being recorded away from home at Ipswich Town, Sunderland and Fulham, while The Robins’ home record stands at a solid  3-3-1  10/6 which was dented recently when they went down to a 3-0 defeat at home to Leeds United last time out on home turf. Bristol City manager, Lee Johnson, will be hoping his troops can bounce back with a win here today, but they’re likely to have their work cut out against a well organised Cardiff City outfit. Midfielder Reid (9 goals) is The Robin’s leading goalscorer, but they’ll have to do without forward Diedhiou (5 goals) with a long term injury. Visitors Cardiff City have enjoyed a very successful start to their new Championship campaign as The Bluebirds sit just one point adrift of Championship leaders, Wolves, and have suffered just one defeat from their last eight matches overall. That loss came in a surprising 1-0 defeat away at Birmingham City recently, so manager Neil Warnock will have been pleased with how his team bounced back in their next away match when they registered a 1-0 win away at 8th placed Middlesbrough. Cardiff hold an away record of  4-1-2  7/7 with defeats at Preston North End and Birmingham, but on the flip side, the Welsh outfit have recorded wins at Burton Albion, Wolves, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. I fancy Cardiff to perhaps spring another surprise here, but take the draw no bet option. Pick: Cardiff City AH0 @ 2.14 Bet Victor
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Cardiff City v Millwall Betting Tips: 1, 2017-10-28

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CARDIFF CITY v MILLWALL Saturday 28th October 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Cardiff City responded well to their recent defeat away at struggling Birmingham City last Saturday when they squeezed out a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough, and they return to their Cardiff City Stadium for this Saturday’s clash with Millwall looking to maintain their challenge for automatic promotion. Neil Warnock’s boys suffered a surprise 1-0 loss at Birmingham, but The Bluebirds win at Middlesbrough handed Cardiff their third win from five matches and they remain in the top two of the Championship ahead of this weekend’s action. Cardiff are one of three teams who still remain unbeaten at home so far this season - Aston Villa and Preston North End are the others, while Cardiff possess a strong home record of  4-2-0  11/3 which includes wins over Aston Villa, Sheffield United, QPR and Leeds United. Visitors Millwall also come into this encounter on the back of a win which was a 2-0 home win over Birmingham City at the New Den, but they’re likely to face a much sterner test when they make their way to Wales this Saturday, especially as Millwall had previously suffered back-to-back defeats to Barnsley (home) and Brentford (away) beforehand. While Millwall’s home form has been steady so far this season, their away form continues to undo their good work on home turf as they’re the highest placed team in the Championship without an away win so far this term. Millwall’s away record stands at  0-3-3  2/5 with The Lions scoring a distinct lack of goals on their travels, and indeed, their poor results away from home extend to a poor run of 14 matches without a win on the road. Pick: Cardiff City to win @ 1.80 bet365
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Cardiff City v Derby County Betting Tips: 1, 2017-09-30

Championship Tips
CARDIFF CITY v DERBY COUNTY Saturday 30th September 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Surprise package, Cardiff City, will head into this Saturday afternoon’s match with Derby County looking for a third win on the trot in the Championship following some encouraging results at the start of this new season. Neil Warnock’s side are the team of the moment as they sit top of the English second tier with a two point lead over newcomers, Sheffield United, and with home advantage at their Cardiff City Stadium here this afternoon, they’ll no doubt be confident they can keep their run going here. The Bluebirds have registered back-to-back wins over Sunderland and Leeds United recently, and they possess a good home record which stands at  4-1-0  11/3 as they still remain unbeaten on home turf. The win over Leeds United during the week was a significant statement made by Cardiff. Visitors Derby County made a good start to their new Championship campaign with early back-to-back wins over Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers, but have since fallen away in the subsequent matches with just one win from their last five, which was a 5-0 thumping of Hull City at Pride Park. But recent heavy defeats at Sheffield United 3-1 and a 4-1 loss at Bristol City perhaps show a vulnerable side to The Rams on the road, and just one win from their last eight on their travels suggests that this may well be the case. The shift in momentum certainly appears to be with Cardiff City ahead of this clash, and Derby manager Gary Rowett has a tough job with his side getting something in Wales today I fancy. Pick: Cardiff City to win @ 1.94 Unibet
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Cardiff City v Leeds United Betting Tips: BTTS, 2017-09-26

Championship Tips
CARDIFF CITY v LEEDS UNITED Tuesday 26th September 2017 - Kickoff: 1945hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Championship action continues during this week too and the pick of these midweek fixtures is a clash between third placed Cardiff City and Championship league leaders, Leeds United, at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night with a valuable three points up for grabs for both teams. Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock has fired his troops up in these early weeks of the new season and they’ve responded well on the back of a revival under Warnock when he arrived at the club halfway through last season, with The Bluebirds struggling near the bottom of the Championship. This season though, they’ve been a revelation as they sit in third spot in the English second tier having suffered just one defeat from the first nine league matches of the season. In addition, Cardiff are unbeaten so far at home with a record of  3-1-0  8/2 which include wins over Aston Villa, Sheffield United and QPR. Look out for Mendez-Laing and Hoilett in the final third. Visitors Leeds United have also staged somewhat of a comeback in recent times as they sit top of the Championship by virtue of a better goal difference ahead of Wolves, and indeed, Cardiff, but they face a tough encounter in Wales this evening. Following former manager, Garry Monk’s departure to Middlesbrough, Thomas Christiansen has taken over the reigns at Elland Road and has seen his side make an immediate impact in this new campaign with six wins from their first nine league matches this season. Leeds have also been impressive away from home too, and this hasn’t always been the case in previous seasons, but an early record of  3-0-1 7/3 including wins at Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest mean that they need to be respected. Pick: Both teams to score @ 1.87 Comeon 
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Cardiff City v Sheffield Weds Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2017-09-16

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CARDIFF CITY v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY Saturday 16th September 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips Cardiff City will be keen to return to their Cardiff City Stadium for Saturday’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday following back-to-back away matches in the Championship, where they gained just one point on the road. Neil Warnock’s side earned a solid point away at Craven Cottage against Fulham, but last weekend fell foul to Preston North End in a 3-0 defeat at Deepdale, and he’ll no doubt be relieved to get his troops back on home turf as The Bluebirds look to bounce back with a win here. Cardiff have made a good start to their new Championship campaign which saw them rack up five league wins on the trot, and they still possess a 100% record at home having secured wins over Aston Villa, Sheffield United and QPR. Forward Junior Hoilett and midfielder Mendez-Laing are the ones to watch out for in attack. Sheffield Wednesday make their way to Cardiff in good spirits having put together a five match unbeaten run which has helped lift The Owls up into sixth spot in the Championship, and just four points behind today’s hosts, Cardiff. Wednesday made a slow start to the new Championship season as they lost 1-0 away at Preston North End and then held to a 1-1 draw at home by QPR. But Carlos Carvalhal’s side are made of tougher stuff and have since registered wins over Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Brentford. However, although Wednesday still remain unbeaten at Hillsborough, they’ve returned a modest yield away from home so far this season, and I believe Cardiff have enough on home turf to get a result of some kind here. Pick: Cardiff City AH-0.25 @ 1.79 Bet Victor
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Cardiff City v QPR Betting Tips: 1, 2017-08-26

Championship Tips
CARDIFF CITY v QPR Saturday 26th August 2017 - Kickoff: 1500hrs Football - England - Championship Betting Tips An interesting fixture up next in the Championship on Saturday afternoon when two of Neil Warnock’s clubs (past and present), meet at Cardiff City Stadium as the hosts look to extend their 100% winning record. Cardiff have stormed out of the gates early on in this new Championship season, winning their first four league matches on the trot with victories gained over Burton Albion, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Wolves, as they continue their rejuvenation under manager, Warnock. The Bluebirds have now won their last five Championship matches on the trot, which includes a last day win over promoted Huddersfield Town at the end of last season, so confidence is high in the Cardiff camp. Attacking midfielder, Mendez-Laing (4 goals) has caught the eye in these first few weeks. Visitors QPR suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat at home to Brentford in the League Cup during the week and they’ll now have to pick themselves up this afternoon when they make their way to Wales to face former club manager, Neil Warnock, and his Bluebirds side. QPR have made a more modest start to their new campaign in the Championship than this afternoons counterparts, Cardiff, but they sit on the fringes of the play-off pack in seventh spot, thanks to back-to-back home wins at Loftus Road against Reading and Hull City. However, QPR’s results away from home continue to be a major concern in these first few weeks of the new season as they’ve now gone nine matches without a win on their travels; this poor sequence includes seven defeats, so if Cardiff get an early goal, this could be a long afternoon for The R’s. Pick: Cardiff City to win @ 1.80 Bet Victor
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