Griffin Park

13/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

Cardiff City


Griffin Park

13/03/2018 | 7:45 pm

In a sentence: Brentford host Cardiff City on Tuesday, with Championship predictions strongly in the Bluebirds’ favour.

Last time: Cardiff won the reverse fixture, with Joe Ralls opening the scoring on the eight-minute mark, before Danny Ward added a second half an hour later. However, the game was hardly a breeze for the Bluebirds with Brentford defying the majority of football predictions by dominating 70% of possession and nearly doubling their opponent’s shot count.

This time: Brentford are 13/10 to win, Cardiff are 2/1, and a draw is 5/2.

You might remember: A 2-1 away win to Cardiff back in 2015 that was packed with action. Brentford broke the deadlock early on through Andre Gray only for Federico Macheda and Alex Revell to turn the game on its head in the second half. With Cardiff hanging onto their slender lead, Kadeem Harris received a straight red card and was sent to the stands, where he was joined by Macheda twenty minutes later for a second yellow.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Brentford routed struggling Birmingham last time out at Griffin Park

The mid-week Championship preview for Brentford v Cardiff sees the Bluebirds travelling to Griffin Park as overwhelming favourites. The Bees have been inconsistent this season, and despite playing well, have failed to convert their chances.

Brentford are 13/10 to win, and will go into the game fuming having lost to Millwall on Saturday, contrary to most weekend football predictions, despite being the dominant side. Their opponents on Tuesday have conceded the fewest goals in the league, and Dean Smith’s side is unlikely to get as many opportunities to score as they did on Saturday, which could impact the football score predictions.

Cardiff are 2/1 to win and their form means they are dominating football betting tips and predictions. With six consecutive wins and four clean sheets they have put league leaders, Wolves, under pressure, and few would bet against them at the moment.

A draw is 5/2 and Cardiff would be unlikely to settle for just one point. For the Bees however, a draw would be a good result, and Smith’s side may set up to defend.

Ollie Watkins is 27/10 to score anytime and has three goals in his last four games. The English attacking midfielder has been Brentford’s best player this season, and will be one of the Bees offensive outlets against Cardiff.

Callum Paterson is 15/2 to score on Tuesday and you’d struggle to find better football score predictions. The midfielder is his side’s second top scorer on seven goals for the season and is in phenomenal form, having scored in his last two games.

Match Summary


Look out for:

Counter attacks. Despite their strong league standing, Cardiff have had an average of 10% less possession than Brentford so far this season. This was the case last time the two met, and Warnock’s side still managed to leave with three points.


We fancy:

Under 2.5 goals at 3/4. When Brentford lost they tend to do so by one goal only, so if they play defensively, Cardiff may struggle to get through.


It’s a long shot, but:

Barbet to score and Brentford to win at 10/1. The left-back has three goals to his name this season although may have his hands full defending on Tuesday.

Written by Greg Murray

Greg Murray focused on watching football rather than playing it after realising he wasn’t going to be the next Gianfranco Zola. Writing prolifically on Italian football while keeping an eye on the game around the world, Greg has also turned his pen to the aviation industry and the betting market.