Cardiff City vs Burton Albion
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 21st January 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff City continued their good form over the weekend as they came from behind twice to earn a thrilling win in the Severnside derby against Bristol City. The Bluebirds have now won two matches in a row for the first time this season. There is plenty of work left ahead for Neil Warnock and his men as they are just 5 points above the relegation zone.
Burton manager Nigel Clough was left a frustrated figure after watching his side beaten at home by a 2-0 margin in the relegation battle against Wigan Athletic. His team had the better of the chances, but Wigan were the ones who delivered the sucker punch at the crucial moments. Burton are only one place above the drop zone at the moment and has a slender one point lead over Blackburn on the 22nd position.
Cardiff City vs Burton Albion: Head-to-head stats
These two teams haven’t met that often in the recent years. There has been only two meetings since 2010 with the latest ending in a 2-0 win for Burton in the corresponding reverse fixture in Championship this season. The previous fixture came in the League Cup of 2010 season, which was won 4-1 by Cardiff in extra-time.
Cardiff City vs Burton Albion: Prediction
Since the teams haven’t met that often in recent time, we are totally reliant on the form analysis to predict the outcome of this match. Cardiff City are coming in good spirits with a three match unbeaten run. And they will be full of confidence after earning back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Meanwhile, Burton pose very little threat in away games and had lost in 9 of their 13 games on the road so far. So a win for Cardiff is very much in the cards here.
Cardiff City vs Burton Albion: Bet Tips
Cardiff City to win at 1.91 (11/10)
Over 0.5 goals in the first-half at 2/5 (1.40).