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10/03/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Cardiff City Stadium V Predicted Score:2 - 0

Away Birmingham City

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

Shared goalscoring responsibility. Cardiff’s title push has continued despite lacking a double-digit-scoring player, a rare occurrence. Instead, the goal load has been shared, with seven players scoring four or more this season. Callum Patterson has six to his name from central midfield and is 4/1 to score anytime.

2 We fancy:

Cardiff to win to nil at 5/4. Birmingham have failed to score in all but one of their last six games and should be too occupied defending to offer much of an attacking threat.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Sean Morrison to score first at 20/1. The centre-back has scored in two of his last three games, and, against a packed Birmingham defence, his physical presence at set pieces may come in handy.

Team News

Cardiff City's Last Six:

Won: 5 Drawn: 1 Lost: 0

Neil Warnock has an entire outfield team of players injured, with 10 senior players potentially missing Birmingham’s visit. Danny Ward is a real miss for the Bluebirds and is out til the end of the season, joining Jamie Ward on the sidelines. Aron Gunnarsson is another whose absence has been felt sorely, although the Icelandic midfielder has now resumed training. Jazz Richards, Armand Traore and Lee Peltier are all out injured in defence.

Birmingham City's Last Six:

Won: 0 Drawn: 0 Lost: 6

New Birmingham manager Gary Monk has his own injury list to consider. Jonathan Grounds looks set to miss the remainder of the season, as is Isaac Vassell. David Davis on the other hand should be fit by the end of the month, although the trip to Wales will come to early for the midfielder.

Cardiff City vs Birmingham City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Promotion hopefuls Cardiff City haven’t lost any of their last seven games

Cardiff are flying high, and are on the best form in the league over their past six matches. Their opposition, Birmingham, come into the game with the worst form in the league, having lost their last six matches in a row.

Cardiff are 4/7 to win, and anything other than a heavy victory would come as a real surprise. In their five game winning streak they have beaten the likes of Bristol City and Middlesbrough, and their run is unlikely to stop this weekend.

Birmingham are 5/1 to win, and will draw hope from their last game against the Bluebirds. A change of manager tends to bring a positive reaction out of a side, if just in the short-term, and the players will all be looking to impress Monk. Having scored just once in their last six, it will take a major turn-around for the for the former Swansea manager to achieve anything on his return to Wales.

A draw is 3/1 and it would take an uncharacteristically gritty performance from the Blues to take a point away from Cardiff at home.

David Junior Hoilett is 6/5 to score anytime against Birmingham, and with centre-forward Kenneth Zahore looking off the pace in his last game, the winger will be heavily relied upon to come up with the goods this weekend.

Sam Gallagher is 3/1 to score this weekend, and is the only Birmingham player to have scored more than five goals this season.

Predicted Score: Cardiff City 2 - 0 Birmingham City

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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.