Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
The most popular Welsh club is starting the new Championship campaign at home turf this Saturday. Cardiff City welcome Sheffield Wednesday, and it’s fair to say this clash is one of the derbies of this round.
Hosts were super-close to earn a comeback to the elite in the last campaign (stopped in the playoffs by Fulham FC), while The Owls have always been unpredictable in the last couple of years.
As expected, hosts are marked as warm favorites for the win at 2.10 odds. Interestingly, Cardiff City are one of a few clubs to have played zero friendly matches during the summer.
Head-to-head h2h stats & Previous Meetings
Both of the h2h duels played in the previous season were tense and narrow. Result at this stadium was 1-1 FT even though Cardiff City dominated the whole match. They got their revenge a couple of months later in the city of steel, winning the match 2-1 FT.
These two teams locked horns 40 times in the past, and the score is quite tight – Cardiff have minimal 15-14 lead in terms of victories. They have been absolutely dominant force at this stadium though, winning 12 out of 20 matches, while losing only two.
Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction
The Bluebirds should be a serious candidate for the top 6 placement this season. 99% of bookmakers have them at 5th place when it comes to chances to earn promotion at 14.00 odds. Low number of victories achieved on the road was the issue for Cardiff in season 2019/2020. When it comes to home matches, they lost only three times in front of their fans, winning 11 encounters. Opponents Sheff Wed had almost 50% loss rate when playing away.
Home coach Neil Harris is probably satisfied with the fact core of the roster didn’t go anywhere, plus there is the acquisition of Kieffer Moore from Wigan. Despite the fact Cardiff lost the initial match in League Cup to Northampton, we feel confident about their chances to beat the Owls.
Sheffield Wednesday are traditionally playing bad as visitors, which makes the home win odds of 2.10 very lucrative. Backing Cardiff to win the match and to keep a clean sheet is also worth a small stake.
Home win @ 2.10
Home win & Both teams to score NO @ 3.60