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15/09/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Stamford Bridge V Predicted Score:2 - 0

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Match Summary

2 We fancy:

Our main Premier League prediction here is Harry Arter to be carded at 13/10 with Unibet. He was booked in the last game against Arsenal and has shown that he is never afraid to put a big challenge in. Against this Chelsea side, you would expect him to struggle to avoid lunging in.

13/10 Harry Arter to be carded
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3 It's a long shot, but…

Chelsea to win 3-0 is our football score prediction for this game at 13/2 with Bet365. Chelsea beat Huddersfield by the same margin and you would fancy the Blues to have plenty of chances, so this could be a decent way to go for a bigger price.

13/2 Chelsea to win 3-0
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One to Watch: Eden Hazard

It might be a bit of an obvious one, but Eden Hazard is a player you just cannot afford to take your eyes off. He has started this season in the form he was showing towards the end of last season and at the World Cup, playing a key role in all three of his opening three games of the campaign. He set up the winner against Arsenal off the bench, scored against Newcastle United in a 2-1 win and netted again in the match with Bournemouth last time out. Cardiff’s defenders will not be looking forward to facing him and against a backline that brings players onto them, Hazard will be seeing plenty of the ball. A world-class player in very good form, you would not bet against him scoring again this weekend.

19/20 Hazard anytime goalscorer
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Team News

Chelsea's Last Six:
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Chelsea are still without Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill but will more than likely name the same side who beat Bournemouth last time out.

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Nathaniel Mendez-Laing remains sidelined for Cardiff City, but Aron Gunnarsson is nearing a return and could feature here.

Chelsea vs Cardiff City Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Will Alvaro Morata spearhead another Chelsea victory?

In this Premier League preview, we will be looking ahead to the Saturday afternoon clash between unbeaten Chelsea and winless Cardiff City. We will be looking through the markets to unearth some free football betting tips for this one, which looks like being a fairly one-sided affair.

Cardiff’s best performance of the season came in the last game before the international break in their 3-2 defeat to Arsenal. Whilst they took nothing from the game, they managed to cause the Gunners problems throughout and looked like scoring goals, which had been missing until then. They are still without a victory in the league, though, and it is difficult to see them changing that this weekend to a Chelsea side who have won four from four.

Maurizio Sarri’s start to life at Stamford Bridge could not have gone much better, his team having won all four of their matches and scoring plenty of goals in the process. Defensively they still have things to work on but overall, they are looking like a side who can compete at the top end of the table. At home, Chelsea concede very few goals. In fact, they have conceded just 12 goals in their last 15 games at the Bridge.

This match will be dominated by Chelsea and visiting boss Neil Warnock will no doubt prepare his team to see very little of the ball. Warnock will be ecstatic with a point here and you can be sure that Cardiff will sit very deep and try to hurt Chelsea with set-pieces. The Welsh outfit have only scored two goals so far this term and have really struggled in that department, so the home defence should not have too much of a problem dealing with the opposition attack.

Looking at some football predictions for this one, the safe bet here would be for Chelsea to win to nil at 8/11 with Bet365. Cardiff’s scoring struggles aside, the Londoners have a good defensive record at the Bridge, winning to nil in seven of their last 15 home matches, and you would fancy them to add to that tally here.

Cardiff have already racked up seven yellow cards this season, so don’t be surprised to see them disrupt Chelsea as much as possible and make a scrappy game of it. Tthe next football prediction here is for Harry Arter to be carded at 13/10 with Unibet. He was booked in his last game against Arsenal and has shown his physical side in all of his games for Cardiff. Against the forward players Chelsea have, you would expect him to pick up another here.

Predicted Score: Chelsea 2 - 0 Cardiff City

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Written by Marcello Cossali-Francis

Marcello Cossali-Francis considers sport, particularly football and rugby, to be an essential part of life. A half-Italian half-Welsh Liverpool and Juventus fan, Marcello enjoys every high and every low that sport brings.