Manchester City vs Cardiff City
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Cardiff City were denied in the cruelest of fashions on Sunday afternoon when they conceded two late goals to lose 1-2 at home to Champions League hopefuls Chelsea. Chelsea’s first goal should have been disallowed for an obvious offside, but the referee failed to call it leaving a bitter feeling for Cardiff City’s fans.
The Bluebirds are now five points shy of safe zone with seven matches left to play and a game in hand on 17th-placed Burnley. They still have reasons to hope for survival but it will obviously be a mountain to climb for Neil Warnock and his men. Cardiff City travel to Etihad Stadium to play reigning champions Manchester City in mid-week’s round. They go into the clash as massive underdogs, but their main goal will be keeping players safe from injuries ahead of the most important match of the season against Burnley in the next round.
Manchester City vs Cardiff City: Head-to-head
Manchester City won each of past three meetings with the Bluebirds.
The Citizens netted as many as 11 goals in the process.
Manchester City claimed a demolishing 0-5 victory when they visited Cardiff City Stadium in the first half of the season.
Manchester City vs Cardiff City: Prediction
The hosts had no troubles storming past penultimate-placed Fulham 0-2 at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Sergio Aguero assisted first and scored second goal before he suffered an injury which will keep him away from the pitch for this tie with the Bluebirds.
However, Pep Guardiola has two super strong squads on disposal and Gabriel Jesus will be equally dangerous leading the line here against Cardiff City. The defending champions have a chance to overtake Liverpool at the top of the standings with a win here and we can’t expect anything else but a comprehensive victory for hem here.
The Bluebirds won 2, drew 2 and lost 10 of 14 away outings so far in the season. They shipped five goals in this term’s match against Manchester City and we’d not be surprised to see a similar scenario happening here as well.
Manchester City vs Cardiff City: Bet Tips
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 1.66 (4/6)
Gabriel Jesus to score anytime @ 1.53 (8/15).