Cardiff vs Middlesbrough
Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).
Cardiff City needed some time to find their stability after getting relegated from the Premier League in the previous season. Cardiff (Bluebirds) will be hosting Middlesbrough (Smoggies) who ended up in the seventh place in the Championship in the last season.
The Bluebirds are undefeated in home games in the league but had to experience a double loss in away games at the start of the league games. Middlesbrough has not recorded a victory in their championship away games in this season. The match will certainly not be a walk in the park for the visitor looking for the first away win in the championship.
Cardiff vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- Cardiff has recorded one win more than the Smoggies in overall matches (W8 D0 L7) and also at home (W4 D0 L3).
- Their previous clash held here ended with Bluebirds flying away with a 1-0 win.
- Middlesbrough had tasted victory at this venue almost five years before and Cardiff remains unbeaten here for the past five years.
- The host has recorded four clean sheets from their four victories from the home games.
Cardiff vs Middlesbrough Prediction
The home team is unbeaten at their home against the visiting side for the past five years and two matches were played in this period. However, the host managed to win both the games with a clean sheet.
Besides, Cardiff has been on an unbeaten run in the championship in their home games. Moreover, the guest lost the recent three away matches in their schedule. Meanwhile, the host has secured two wins from their previous four home games in the league at home matches.
As such, it looks as the match will see the host playing a big part in the ninety minutes and win the game along with either one half of the match.
Cardiff vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
To win either half: Cardiff @ 1.60 (3/5)
Draw no bet: Cardiff @ 1.50 (1/2).