Cardiff City vs Watford
English Premier League
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).
Both Cardiff City and Watford come into Friday’s Premier League tie in high confidence following recent successes.
The hosts escaped the red zone thanks to back-to-back wins over AFC Bournemouth and Southampton in last two rounds. The Bluebirds bagged a super late stoppage time winner last Saturday against Southampton away at St. Mary’s.
It was a huge win over direct rivals in the relegation battle, the one which saw Neil Warnock’s men overtake the Saints right on the brink of the danger area.
Can the Welsh outfit maintain the fine spell of form and see off top-half opposition Watford here? It will be quite a challenging task for them knowing the visitors were also in good touch lately.
The Hornets kept three subsequent clean sheets against Brighton & Hove Albion (a goalless draw), Everton (a narrow 1-0 win) and Queens Park Rangers (a 0-1 win in the FA Cup).
Cardiff City vs Watford: Head-to-head
The head to head record is all tied at eight wins apiece coming into teams’ 23rd meeting.
Interestingly, both sides scored in all of past three head to head affairs.
Watford claimed a 3-2 victory when outfits took on each other in this term of Premier League.
Cardiff City vs Watford: Prediction
The high-scoring head to head trend could well come to an end on Friday evening if we know that both teams were fairly tough to break down of late. Cardiff City shipped just one goal in past two league wins, while the Hornets allowed no goals in last three fixtures across competitions.
Watford scored 17 goals in 13 away matches so far in the season, while Warnock’s men bagged only 15 in 13 home ties this term. We expect one or even none goals to make the difference here. Under 2.5 goals FT is a must-take pick at the odds of 1.80, while you can also go with the draw at the half time at 2.10.
Cardiff City vs Watford: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw at the half time @ 2.10 (11/10).