Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 4 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).
Cardiff City’s ambitions of escaping the red zone suffered a massive blow with a 1-0 defeat to relegated Fulham side in the previous round of the Premier League. The Bluebirds are now four points shy of Brighton & Hove Albion in the safe zone and need a miracle to avoid the drop to second division with just two games left to play. They’ll have an opportunity to close the gap with a three-pointer on Saturday afternoon against Crystal Palace, but Neil Warnock’s side are to travel to Manchester to take on United in the last game of the season next weekend.
The hosts won’t even be favourites to claim the spoils in 37th round tie with the Glaziers who have been in good touch lately. Roy Hodgson’s troops claimed four points from two very tough fixtures against Arsenal (a 2-3 victory at Emirates) and Everton (a 0-0 draw at home). Palace won four of past five away fixtures in the Premier League scoring at least three goals in three of these four victories.
Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
The head to head record favour Crystal Palace who were unpleasant opposition to the Bluebirds of late.
The Glaziers won two and drew one of past three clashes against Cardiff City and they shipped no goals in the process.
This term’s tie saw a goalless draw on Boxing Day at Selhurst Park.
Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Warnock’s squad struggled badly for goals throughout the entire season. They own the second weakest attacking record in the entire division. Moving forward, they failed to find the back of the net in five of past six clashes in the Premier League.
Given the Bluebirds also failed to produce upfront in any of last there head to head encounters with Crystal Palace, we have to fancy the 3.50 odds offered for the visitors to keep a clean sheet on Saturday in Wales.
Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Draw or Crystal Palace Double Chance @ 1.55 (11/20)
Crystal Palace to keep a clean sheet @ 3.50 (5/2).