Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
The Glaziers climbed up to 14th in the league ladder after claiming a huge Manchester City scalp on Saturday afternoon at Etihad. They made it consecutive league wins after the previous 1-0 victory over Leicester City at Selhurst Park.
The obvious rise in form helped Palace to climb to 14th place in the Premier League standings.
Roy Hodgson’s men have a great opportunity to keep it up and make it three on the spin on Wednesday afternoon when they play host to league’s worst travellers Cardiff City.
The visitors head into this in a completely opposite mood. They rain into the super-inspired Manchester United squad as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made his debut on the Red Devils’ bench.
It was quite a remarkable performance from Man Utd who notched as many as five goals past the Bluebirds at the weekend at Cardiff City Stadium. The Welsh outfit thus allowed as many as eight goals in back-to-back Premier League defeats to Watford and Manchester Utd.
Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City: Head-to-head
It’s been four years since these two likes last battled it out.
Crystal Palace claimed two impressive wins over the Bluebirds in the 2013/14 Premier League campaign (3-0 and 2-0).
The Glaziers scored two or more goals in three of past four encounters with Cardiff City.
Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City: Prediction
The hosts head into this in the highest of spirits after clinching the biggest win of the season at the weekend. They will be up against out-of-form opponents who conceded eight goals in last two league affairs.
Furthermore, Cardiff City claimed just one point form eight league games on the road, bagging no more than five goals in the process.
Palace won two in a row at Selhurst Park without conceding along the way. The H2H record favours the Glaziers as we really have reasons to expect a completely one-sided contest here. The home win looks to be a banker bet at 1.66.
Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City: Bet Tips
Crystal Palace to win @ 1.66 (4/6)
Crystal Palace Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).