Huddersfield Town – Cardiff City, Asian Handicap +0.25 Cardiff City, Stake 5/10, odd 1.87 at Betfair (0-3 WIN)
PREVIEW: With 46 points, Cardiff’s main target was direct promotion to Premier League. However this has changed during the season to play off spot. Currently they’re only 4 points away from their target.
Huddersfield on the other hand, had a very tough season so far and a third of it was in the relegation zone, even under the red line. Their objective is crystal clear: another season in Championship. They’re currently on 19th position, with 35 points, only 6 points away from the 1st relegating team.
At home Huddersfield is one of the poorest teams in the league, managing to win 20 points from 16 games and winning only 5 games. They scored 18 goals and received 21, with an average of 2.4 goals per game. In the past 7 games, they managed to win 7 points which is not great, but it’s good for a team that want to avoid relegation. Last game they beat QPR 2-0 after a solid performance.
Cardiff on the other hand is not one of the best away teams, managing to win 16 points only from 16 games, with 3 wins, 7 draws and 6 defeats. They scored 21 goals, received 31 goals and had an average of 3.3 goals per game, second behind Luton (the only team that will relegate for sure, in my opinion). Cardiff hasn’t lost for 8 games, last defeat was a staggering 6-1 loss at QPR, a game no Cardiff fan will ever want to remember. Last week they won 1-0 at Luton, after a mediocre performance.
For this game Huddersfield has Elphick injured, while Cardiff will not count on Mendez Laing and Ralls. Questionable players are Daly, Grabara, Quanner and Pritchard for Huddersfield, while Cardiff has troubles in recovering Connolly and Vassell for this game.
I expect this to be a very tight game, maybe 2-3 goals scored, but my bet definitely goes for AH +0.25 Cardiff, which covers most of the possible outcomes. I just don’t see Cardiff losing this one. Draw is also likely, but for higher confidence, I will pick this prediction.