Cardiff City vs Huddersfield
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).
Both Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town suffered unexpected defeats to lower-division rivals in last weekend’s third round of the FA Cup. They have generally bane struggling badly ever since the season started which is why we have reasons to call this tie a genuine relegation six-pointer at Cardiff City Stadium.
The Welsh outfit are in a somewhat better situation as they stand above the red zone. They are, however, just two points clear off Southampton after a tough 0-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in their lone league clash in 2019.
The Bluebirds shockingly fell to League One strugglers Gillingham 1-0 last weekend at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.
Can they find the way out of the crisis on Saturday against rock-bottomed Huddersfield Town?
Cardiff City vs Huddersfield: Head-to-head
The draw was the most frequent of outcomes in the history of head to head matches between these two likes.
It happened on 15 occasions in 40 games.
Cardiff City were much more successful in home games against the Terriers (9W, 7D and 4L).
Teams shared spoils in a goalless draw when they met each other this term at The John Smith Stadium.
Cardiff City vs Huddersfield: Prediction
Huddersfield Town own by far the league’s weakest attacking record. They scored no more than 13 goals in 21 outings so far in the season. They took just ten points in the process. Given the fact Cardiff won 4 of 11 home matches this term, we do fancy the hosts as a side closer to snatching the spoils here.
The draw is, however, the most likable of three outcomes since Neil Warnock’s men were also struggling to create in the final third badly in recent ties.
The hosts bagged just one goal in past four fixtures in all competitions. We’d not be surprised to see the second H2H encounter between these two likes in this season to end without goals. Under 2.5 goals FT looks like a real banker at 1.53 odds.
Cardiff City vs Huddersfield: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10).