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06/03/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Cardiff City Stadium V Predicted Score:2 - 0

Away Barnsley

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

A low card count. Both of these sides are in the Championship’s six best behaved sides this season, and the last six meetings have averaged just three yellow cards in total.

2 We fancy:

Cardiff to win to nil, at 6/4. The Bluebirds have the best home defensive record in the division, and have won their last four league games on the spin without conceding.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Barnsley to win 2-0, at 35/1. The Tykes’ last two away wins in the Championship have seen them keep a clean sheet, and they will probably need to do so here if they are to defeat Cardiff.

Team News

Cardiff City's Last Six:

Won: 5 Drawn: 1 Lost: 0

Sean Morrison is a doubt for this match, but several players are definitely out. Don’t expect to see Jazz Richards, Lee Peltier, Aron Gunnarsson or Armand Traore on Tuesday night.

Barnsley's Last Six:

Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3

Barnsley manager José Morais will be missing Adam Jackson, Matt Mills and Ethan Pinnock for the trip to south Wales.

Cardiff City vs Barnsley Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Cardiff City’s only home defeat in their last five fixtures came against Manchester City

With both teams having their weekend fixtures postponed they will be well rested ahead of this midweek clash. Both sides need the points, but it’s hard to see past a home win in this one.

Cardiff City are 11/17 to win, and the Bluebirds are in fabulous form at present. Neil Warnock’s side have won six and drawn two of their last eight Championship matches. City have won their last four at home, scoring eight and conceding none. They will expect to add to that tally here.

Barnsley are 59/10 to take the points, and whilst a victory for them would be a shock, they have had better results on the road compared to at Oakwell. The Tykes have won two of their last five away league matches, but they were against lowly Sunderland and Birmingham. This will be a significantly tougher challenge for them.

The draw is available at 10/3. Neither side is near the top of the Championship table when it comes to draws, and with their contrasting positions on the league table, it’s hard to see a stalemate in this match.

Junior Hoilett can be backed at 6/1 to score the first goal, or 9/4 to net a goal at some point. The former Blackburn man is Cardiff’s top scorer in the Championship, with eight goals, and has found the back of the net four times in his last ten appearances.

Tom Bradshaw is priced at 4/1 to get on the score sheet, or 11/1 to break the deadlock. Like Hoilett, Bradshaw has eight league goals this season, but he hasn’t scored in any of his last ten games. Can he get back on the goal trail here?

Predicted Score: Cardiff City 2 - 0 Barnsley

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Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.