Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday
Date: 16th September 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.
One of the biggest derby matches of England Championship Round 8 takes place in Wales. 2nd placed squad Cardiff City hosts last year’s playoff contenders Sheffield Wednesday. We are expecting to see one narrow contest with low number of goals.
Neil Warnock’s squad has opened the new campaign in surprisingly good fashion. The Bluebirds have spent a lot of time sitting at the top of the table. However, they are now one point short from Leeds United. The main reason for that is a fact Cardiff won only one point from the last two games. First, they drew at home against Fulham, followed with devastating 3-0 loss to Preston. The bookies made them solid favorites to win the upcoming clash.
The Owls were only one step away from reaching the Premier League last season. It seems like Carlos Carvahal’s team is lacking some energy and high spirits nowadays. Start of the new season was disastrous. However, they pulled a comeback and won seven points from the last three duels. Fans are surely not happy with the fact Sheff Wed didn’t keep a clean sheet for long time.
Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head to head
These two squads have played two very tough games last year. Both of those ended Under 2.5 FT. Sheffield celebrated narrow 1-0 win at home, while match in Wales ended without winner 1-1. Cardiff hosted The Owls 18 times so far, and won 12.
Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
We are backing the Bluebirds to continue with good results in front of the home crowd. Home win is the primary choice here. Odds being offered at the moment are 2.10.
Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bets
Home win 2.10 @ Betfair
Under 2.5 FT 1.70 @ William Hill