Cardiff City vs Newcastle United
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Both Cardiff City and Newcastle United suffered defeats on matchday 1 and they come to the second week with a point to prove.
The Bluebirds fell 2-0 away at Bournemouth in a lackluster performance that saw them registering just 1 shot on goal.
It was always tough for a newly promoted team to get a positive result at Vitality Stadium, but the performance send a reminder to Neil Warnock that there is plenty of work to be done if he is to keep the Welsh club in the Premier League next season.
Newcastle on the other hand, can consider themselves unlucky to lose 2-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Rondon and Mohamed Diame hit the wood work in a match that the Magpies truly deserved a point at least.
The Magpies have now lost the opening game of the season for a fifth time in six seasons. They are indeed win-less in that period with the other game being a draw against Southampton.
Despite the defeat, Rafa can take plenty of positives from his team’s performance. Chelsea loanee Kenedy and Matt Ritchie were the pick of the players, while Joselu impressed with a goal, so do the new signings Rondon and Yoshinori Muto off the bench.
Cardiff City vs Newcastle United Head-to-head
- Newcastle won the last 6 league fixtures against Cardiff City.
- Their most recent duel happened in 2016/17 Championship season, the Magpies won 2-0 at Cardiff City Stadium after a 2-1 win at St. James’ Park.
- Five of their last six meetings in all competitions saw over 2.5 goals.
- Both teams scored in 4 of the last 5 competitive h2h fixtures.
Cardiff City vs Newcastle United Prediction
Cardiff looked a disorganized unit in the opening day defeat at Bournemouth and were outplayed in every department.
Newcastle despite the defeat, come to Cardiff City stadium on confidence. They have found bright spots in individual performances.
Rafa will be confident that his team can repeat the same at City Stadium this Saturday and earn the first three points of the 2018/19 Premier League season.
Cardiff City vs Newcastle United Betting Tips
My recommended bet for those chasing is banker is Newcastle ‘0’ Asian Handicap for (7/10) 1.70 odd.
Meantime, brave punters back an outright Newcastle win @ 17/11 (2.55)
Predicted Correct Full-time Score: 2-0 for the visitors @ 11/2 (12.00).
Betting Help: To land the Asian Handicap ‘0’ for this match, Newcastle must win. However, your stake is refunded if the match ends in a draw. Stake lost if Cardiff wins.