Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th October 2019

Bluebirds to seal another home win

Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 18th October 19.45pm

The EFL Championship returns this weekend after the international break, with Friday night’s fixture between Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday at the Cardiff City Stadium getting things underway. The Bluebirds have been excellent at home in the Championship so far this season, and Neil Warnock’s men are the 6/5 favourites to win this one. However, Garry Monk has made a good start at Hillsborough, guiding the Owls to three wins from five league matches. This promises to be an intriguing fixture in the Welsh capital.

Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Odds*

Cardiff City 6/5
Draw 12/5
Sheffield Wednesday 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 16th, 2019 at 13:30 p.m.)
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Cardiff City News and Form – Can the Bluebirds stretch unbeaten home run?

Cardiff City have not won away from home since beating Manchester United 2-0 at Old Trafford on the final day of last season’s Premier League campaign. However, they have been superb at the Cardiff City Stadium this term, picking up 13 points from a possible 15.

Warnock’s troops have secured home wins over Luton Town, Huddersfield Town, Middlesbrough and Queens Park Rangers, with three of those wins being by a one-goal margin. Meanwhile, they also drew 1-1 with Fulham at the Cardiff City Stadium.

 

Both teams to score
Yes83/100
No93/100

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Cardiff will be hoping to hit back after losing 4-2 to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns before the international break. With this one taking place on home soil, the Welsh outfit will certainly fancy their chances of picking up all three points.

Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday Head to Head

In the 2017-18 Championship season, both matches between the Bluebirds and Owls finished in draws

Three of the last four meetings have ended all square

Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in their last seven against Cardiff, though five of those have been draws

The Welsh side have not beaten the Sheffield club since September 2014

 

Key-Facts – Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Cardiff are unbeaten at home in the Championship thus far, winning four and drawing one
  • The Owls have lost just one league game under Monk
  • Wednesday are three points above Cardiff in the table after 11 matches

 

Sheffield Wednesday News and Form – Will the Owls fly away from Wales with a positive result?

Since taking over the managerial reins at Hillsborough, boss Garry Monk has guided Sheffield Wednesday to three wins from five Championship encounters. Overall, the Owls have taken ten points from a possible 15 under his guidance.

Monk started with a 2-0 win at Huddersfield, which they followed up with an impressive 4-1 victory at the Riverside Stadium. However, in their last away game, Wednesday were beaten 1-0 by Hull City at the KCOM Stadium. The Owls got back to winning ways before the break, though, beating Wigan Athletic 1-0 at Hillsborough.

Monk is a very experienced manager at this level, and Sheffield Wednesday could be dark horses in the race for promotion. At the time of writing, the Owls are available at 7/4 for a top six finish. Meanwhile, you can get them at 11/5 to win in Cardiff on Friday night.

Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday Tips & Odds

Cardiff City to win at 6/5
Team to win by one goal – Cardiff City at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 16th, 2019 at 13:35 p.m.)

Cardiff City v Sheffield Wednesday Predictions

Cardiff City win: On paper, these two teams seem pretty well matched. Both sides will fancy their chances of finishing in the top six, while the Owls sit three points above the Bluebirds in the table ahead of Friday’s clash in the Welsh capital.

As I touched on, Cardiff have been excellent on their own patch so far this term, dropping just two points from five league matches. This could be a close one, but my money is going on a narrow win for the home team at 6/5.

Cardiff have won by a one-goal margin on three occasions at home this season. The Bluebirds are available at the decent price of 11/4 to win by exactly one goal on Friday.


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