Preston vs Cardiff City Prediction and Match Preview

Preston vs Cardiff City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 November 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale.

After having taken charge of Cardiff City on a temporary basis following the sacking of Mick McCarthy, Steve Morison has since been awarded the job on a permanent basis. Morison’s first match since his appointment sees the Bluebirds travel to Deepdale this weekend.

Preston vs Cardiff City Head-to-head

  • Cardiff has won 5 times from their last 10 h2h matches.
  • Preston won only 3 times against them from their last 10 encounters.
  • Their last meeting ended in 4-0 in favour of Cardiff city held in February.

Preston vs Cardiff City Prediction

Since losing 8 back to back games followed by the sacking of McCarthy, Cardiff’s have managed a win a draw and a loss from the last 3 games under Morison. They are at 20th spot with 15 points.

The recent win over Huddersfield who are at the eighth spot, certainly gave them a confidence under new management. The hosts are highly inconsistent this season but are at the 17th spot with 21 points.

Their last game ended in a defeat to Nottingham Forest at 3-0. However, a monumental victory over Bournemouth; the table toppers who have only lost to Lilywhites this season makes them highly unpredictable.

50% of Preston’s Championship home games this season have seen both sides score before half time and considering the fact that, they have only won one of their last 5 games against the Bluebirds adds that the visitors have a slight edge over the home team.

Cardiff has failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 16 games but have shown to bounce back for equalizing and then to secure a lead, especially in their last game.

On the contrary, the visitors still looking for the right momentum under Morison, while the hosts’ are more of a settled unit, and their capability to even overwhelm the toppers can change the game altogether this Saturday.

Preston vs Cardiff City Betting tips

  • Cardiff to win @ 3.40
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.72 odds.