Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 26, 2018
Cardiff City Stadium - Premier League
Relegation-threatened Cardiff welcome Wolves to the Cardiff City Stadium in the latest iteration of Friday night football this weekend. The Bluebirds are struggling for form, but the visitors are also on a poor run after a promising start.
Both of these teams won away from home when they met in the Championship last season. Cardiff won 2-1 at Molineux in the opening weeks of the campaign, before Wolves exacted revenge in April as Ruben Neves scored the only goal of the game.
Neil Warnock has injury concerns over two players heading into this weekend’s fixture. Kenneth Zohore has been ruled out after failing to respond to treatment, while Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is rated as a doubt for the game.
Nuno Santo continues to enjoy a relatively clean bill of health, which has enable him to stick with a settled line-up this term. Jonny is the only injury doubt, but the Wolves boss may choose to shake things up with his team out of form.
Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview and Predictions
Last season’s top two from the Championship have fared very differently so far in the Premier League this season. Wolves made a flying start and their 16 points is exactly double that of their hosts on Friday. However, the Wanderers have only taken one point from their last five games, and confidence is sinking.
Cardiff’s confidence is going the other way, after two wins in four prior to Saturday’s narrow 1-0 defeat at Everton. With the bottom seven teams so tightly bunched - only two points separate bottom club Fulham and 14th-placed Huddersfield - a victory here could lift the Bluebirds out of the relegation zone for the first time.
It won’t be easy against this accomplished Wolves side, but the Wanderers aren’t getting the results at the moment. They’ve lost four of their last five games, with their solitary point coming in perhaps their most difficult match, away at Arsenal.
Last season’s Championship winners are still only five points off a likely European place, but they need to arrest their decline in form as quickly as possible, in order to avoid get dragged down towards that clutch of struggling sides. Wolves are 6/5 to get back to winning ways here, while Cardiff are 3/1 and the draw is 23/10.
Wolves to win to nil at 5/2
Cardiff are struggling to hit the back of the net, with only 11 goals in 13 games, and Wolves kept a clean sheet in their victory in South Wales earlier this year.
0-0 at half-time at 33/20
Wolves haven’t exactly been setting the scoring charts alight this term either, and this game could be a cagey affair to begin with. Draw/Wolves is 9/2 in the half-time/full-time market.