Derby vs Cardiff
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 13 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
Derby is struggling to cope up with the intense demands of the challenging Championship fixtures, and it definitely has taken a toll on the team’s performances. While last year saw the squad ending up in the playoff positions, this time around they are deep down at the 19th spot and is winless in their last five fixtures.
All they have to hope for this coming Friday is their home advantage, and fans hope against hope that the dry spell would finally come to an end there.
The reason for such wishful thinking to gain following is the struggles of the incoming opponents. While Cardiff is at present unbeaten in their prior three league match-ups, their displays on the road have lacked character, and in fact, the team is winless on the road this whole league campaign.
Derby vs Cardiff Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six wins went to Derby.
- Cardiff conceded twice or more in three of the prior four fixtures.
- The team repeated the feat in their former four visits to this stadium.
- Eight of the previous eleven encounters at this venue had goals from both teams.
Derby vs Cardiff Prediction
While both teams are struggling at the moment, the home advantage, the confidence of ensuring a playoff finish the last season, and superiority in h2h clashes tip the scales in favor of the hosts.
To complement this thinking, Cardiff is facing a huge downgrade in life after being relegated, and is suffering on the road in the lower division, and conceded thrice or more in two of their former three road trips.
Consequentially, count on a good enough performance by the hosts.
Regarding goals, as mentioned earlier, both squads are struggling at the moment, and a quality-assured display from the backline of the home team is not a given. They have in fact conceded in their last five overall ties, thrice or more in the former two, and failed to keep a clean sheet in five of the previous six home ties.
In addition, eight of the last eleven h2h battles between these two had goals at both ends of the pitch, and finally, the relative richness in experience that the guests bring from the Premier League will be helpful too.
As such, BTTS seems like a great option to back this Friday in the Championship.
Derby vs Cardiff Betting Tips
Double Chance: Derby or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).