Cardiff v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 31st March 2019

Chelsea can edge the win in South Wales

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Cardiff v Chelsea Betting Tips – Premier League, 31st March 2.05pm

Chelsea suffered a setback in their last league game, a 2-0 reverse out at Everton. That put a dent in their top-four ambitions for the season. They make the trip to South Wales on Sunday looking for a better away day. Cardiff still have big relegation concerns, starting the weekend three points from safety. Read our predictions for Cardiff v Chelsea.

Cardiff v Chelsea Betting Odds*

Chelsea 2/5
Draw 16/5
Cardiff 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 25th, 2019 at 7:38 p.m.)

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Cardiff News and Form

Cardiff produced a win over West Ham in their last league fixture which was very welcome as they had been on a three-match losing streak before that. That win was at home which leaves them at W2 L2 in their last four on home soil in the EPL. Cardiff are at W6 D2 L8 this season on home soil. They have lost all four home games played this season against current top-six sides. The Bluebirds have scored 18 home goals so far this season, but have conceded at almost two goals per home game.

The Bluebirds have taken a clean sheet in 31% of their home games. Their last two home successes have both been by a 2-0 scoreline, over Bournemouth and West Ham. Those are their only two wins in their last seven on home soil. 62% of Cardiff’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the goals which they have scored at home, 61% of them have been after the half time break. Cardiff have managed to open the scoring in just three of their home fixtures. Bottom side Huddersfield are the only side to have scored fewer league goals than Cardiff have.

Cardiff v Chelsea Head to Head

Chelsea earned a 4-1 home win over Cardiff in September
The Blues are on a four-match winning streak against Cardiff
Chelsea have scored at least two goals in each of their last four against Cardiff
Cardiff lost their one previous EPL home game against Chelsea

 

Key-Facts – Cardiff v Chelsea

  • Cardiff are the second-lowest scorers in the league
  • The Bluebirds have lost all home games against the Big Six this term
  • Chelsea have lost four of their last five away games

 

Chelsea News and Form

Chelsea suffered a 2-0 loss at Everton last time out in top-flight action, which leaves their away form in a poor state currently. The Blues have lost four of their last five away games now (W1) and so are certainly not a banker here. They didn’t score a single goal in any of those four losses either, while they conceded a total of fourteen goals in them. That slump in away from leaves Chelsea at W8 D1 L6 on their travels this season. However, they have won all seven of their away games against sides currently 13th or lower.

Chelsea have returned 21 away goals this season, but have conceded 23. 73% of their road games have made it over 2.5 goals, with the Blues having taken a clean sheet in 33% of their away fixtures. Chelsea are without a clean sheet in their last five away games but they have only been losing at the half time break in three road fixtures. Chelsea have opened the scoring in 9 of their 15 away games and five of their eight away wins have been by a one-goal margin. Five of their six away defeats have been by a margin of at least two goals.

Cardiff v Chelsea Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win & both teams to score at 21/10
Chelsea 2-1 correct score at 7/1 odds
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 25th, 2019 at 7:38 p.m.)

Cardiff v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea to win: The only win for the Blues on the road recently did come against a bottom three side. So they should get the win in this one, but they are flimsy in defence on the road and therefore it’s Chelsea to win & both teams to score.


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