Cardiff City

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Cardiff City Stadium

25/02/2018 | 12:00 pm

Bristol City

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Cardiff City Stadium

25/02/2018 | 12:00 pm

In a sentence: Second placed Cardiff host sixth-placed Bristol City in the Championship, with both sides looking to maintain their league positions.

Last time: The last meeting between these teams at the Cardiff City Stadium ended up as a 2-1 home win.  A penalty by Peter Whittingham and a Souleymane Bamba goal gave Cardiff a 2-0 lead before Lee Tomlin netted a consolation for Bristol City.

This time: Cardiff are 11/10 to win this one while Bristol City are 3/1 and the draw is 5/2.

You might remember: A 3-1 home win for Cardiff in August  2011, where goals from Mark Hudson, Craig Conway and Robbie Earnshaw put the Bluebirds three up before Nicky Maynard netted a late consolation.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

Cardiff City’s Kenneth Zohore is the favourite to open the scoring against Bristol City

Cardiff had a good 1-0 win over Ipswich midweek, thanks to Kenneth Zohore’s sixty-fifth-minute winner which cemented their place in second leaving them four points ahead of Aston Villa in third.

Bristol City, on the other hand, had to make do with a 1-1 draw with fifth-placed Fulham who sit just one place and two points ahead of them in the table. An Aleksander Mitrovic opener for the Cottagers was canceled out by Bobby Reid’s equaliser.

Cardiff are 11/10 to win this tie and have lost just twice at home in the league this season. While winning eleven and drawing three times. Their last league meeting with Bristol City was a 2-0 win and a similar scoreline here has odds of 10/1.

Bristol City are 3/1 to leave Wales with the three points and their away form in the Championship has been strong, losing just three times on the travels. Winning six and drawing seven, they beat Cardiff 2-1 in their home fixture and another 2-1 win for Bristol here ha odds of 12/1.

The draw is 5/2 and there has been only one draw in the last thirteen meetings between the sides, a 0-0 in the Cardiff City Stadium in October 2015. Another 0-0 draw here can be got at 9/1. A 1-1 is worth 6/1 while a 2-2 has odds of 16/1.

Midweek goalscorer for Cardiff Kenneth Zohore is 5/1 to score the first goal of the game while Bristol City’s Bobby Reid is 7/1 to open the scoring.

Cardiff’s top goal scorer Juinor Hoilett is 115/8 to score at any time during the game while Famara Diedhiou is 9/4 to net at any point for Bristol City.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Bristol City’s win over Cardiff in November was their first in six previous meetings and with the Robins suffering from players missing through injury and winless in their last four games all signs point to a home win. It is 11/4 for Kenneth Zohore to score and Cardiff to win.

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We fancy:

Cardiff to win to nil which has odds of 5/2. The Bluebirds have the second-best defence in the division letting in just twenty-seven goals compared with Bristol City’s which has conceded thirty-nine.

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It’s a long shot, but:

A 3-0 home win has odds of 22/1 Cardiff have scored three or more goals on seven occasions in all competitions this season. A high scoring 4-0 win for Cardiff can also be found at 55/1

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Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.