Chelsea vs Cardiff City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15th September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
The Stamford Bridge will be lit as The Blues collide with The Bluebirds for this fifth round matchup.
Chelsea is yet to drop a Premier League point this season as they host Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon. Maurizio Sarri has enjoyed a perfect start to life in west London, with Chelsea collecting four wins from four matches to spark hopes of a potential title challenge. Currently, they are below Liverpool in the second place with only a 1 goal difference.
The blues are in great form and are also evident vigorous and focused contenders for the league title this season. After racking up a comfortable 0-3 away in their opening game against Huddersfield, The Blues have graduated from strength to perfection in this early stage of the season.
They remain undefeated in the last four games, and will not stop at anything to keep on winning. This is evidently true after picking up victories against Arsenal, Newcastle, and Bournemouth to make it 12 points. They should make this tally 15 points at the end of this home game.
Unfortunately, Cardiff City has not won yet because they have two draws and two losses since their promotion to the EPL this season.
Their promotion to the EPL was not expected but they confounded the critics throughout the season to secure the second place in the championship.
Even if they are winless in their last 4 games, the Bluebirds is fond of putting up fights against big teams. Evidently, they ready measured up to Arsenal’s game in their last EPL game which needed with a 2-3 goal line.
Chelsea vs Cardiff City: Head-to-Head
- Chelsea has been the most domineering team for all the last 3 h2h meetings.
- Both teams have been able to score in all the last 3 encounters.
- All the last 3 matches have seen over 2.5 goals.
Chelsea vs Cardiff City: Prediction
Chelsea will be coming into this one to bag another 3 points, especially that they have the home ground advantage. The team is focused on acquiring the league title this season. To me, The Blues will not stop at anything. This game is easy to win for the home side lest they remain unfocused and overconfidence.
Cardiff is known for their ability to put up strong fights against Chelsea in all their h2h meetings. Notably, they are able to score against the Blues in any circumstance. They will strive to score in this one even if winning would take a huge miracle.
Chelsea vs Cardiff City: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 3/5 (1.60)
Chelsea win and over 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (1.70)