Everton vs Cardiff
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).
The newcomers in the competitions will play against Everton for the first time this season on this Saturday. With the away side struggling Everton will have more chances for a win.
The Toffees are 9th in the table with 5 wins and 3 losses from their 12 matches. The team from Liverpool has scored a decent 19 goals but concede 15 also.
In the last 6 matches played by the Blues in all competitions, 4 games were won and only 1 was lost. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of those matches and they managed to keep a clean sheet as well. They were scoring at a rate of 2 goals per match in that period of time.
They have found recent form at Goodison Park as they have won all 3 of their recent home games. They start slow and then gets going in the latter part of the match. In last 3 home matches, they were drawn at halftime and then went on to win the match at the final whistle.
Manager Marco Silva will be happy with his team’s performance and hope they will get a 4th consecutive win in front of their home crowd on Saturday.
The Cardiff side is finding it hard to play with the big boys of English football in their first season after promotion from Championship. They are in the relegation zone at the moment and will need to get some points to stay at the top for another season.
With 8 defeats and just 2 wins in 12 matches, they are 18th in the table. The club from Wales is one of the worst defensive sides in the competition. They have conceded 25 goals already, i.e. over 2 goals per match. This makes them the second best in conceding goals after bottom side Fulham.
The recent win against Brighton in the last game, after 2 consecutive losses in the league gives manager Neil Warnock something to work on. In the last 6 matches, his team played they lost 4. They don’t have a single clean sheet in any of those matches too, which is not a surprise.
More than 2.5 goals were scored and both teams found the net in 4 of those 6 matches as well.
The Bluebirds are on a 3 game losing streak in away matches, in which they lost both at half time and full time. So this upcoming fixture at Goodison Park may be yet another disappointing outing for the Welsh club.
Everton vs Cardiff: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These teams have played 2 h2h matches till now, and Cardiff is yet to win against Everton.
- Everton has won 1 game and that too at home with a score 2-1.
- The last h2h match held at Cardiff was a goalless draw
Everton vs Cardiff: Prediction
I don’t see Everton losing this one against a team who has not coped with their new surroundings. With a 3 game winning streak going on at home, the Blues will possibly walk away with 3 points in this encounter. The performance of Cardiff in their last 3 away matches is more than proof for such an assumption. So a bet can be placed on Everton to win with 1.44 odd.
We can expect a good amount of goals in this one, with Everton having forwards who can punish defensive errors very severely. Since the Cardiff defense is just a group of men with no real coordination we can expect Everton to break down the visitors with ease. Thus a bet can be placed on a score of over 2.5 goals with 1.83 odd.
Everton vs Cardiff: Betting Tips
Everton to win @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.83 (5/6).