Watford vs Cardiff City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 5 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road.
This new season in the Championship has witnessed the three relegated teams from the Premier League dominating proceedings. As of now, the first three spots are in possession of the Hornets, Norwich, and Bournemouth – the three squads that had received the boot from the PL in 2019-20.
Going on, competition has become a bit tense in the top-most tier, and the first ten spots are separated by just four points.
Suffice it to say that each and every point is valuable going forward. Vladimir Ivic’s men have so far shown justice to their objective of getting back to the English top flight.
They have defended well, have posted points on the board consistently, and have been a force to reckon at home all through this campaign.
Meanwhile, the Bluebirds have not been that impressive so far this season. They have terribly lacked consistency, and have struggled on the road considerably in recent matches.
Going on, the Hornets also have a good record in h2h encounters in the past few years.
Likely, expect Watford to be the better team on the pitch this Saturday.
Watford vs Cardiff: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ivic’s men won the latest match-up, with a 1-5 scoreline on the road.
- They have scored a total of 13 goals from the past four games alone.
- They are on a winning run in official encounters since 2014.
- At this venue, the hosts have lost just twice in the past two decades.
- The home team has scored two or more goals in five of the preceding nine clashes at this stadium.
Watford vs Cardiff: Prediction
The Hornets were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road, by Nottingham Forest. In the meantime, Neil Harris’s men registered a 3-0 win at home the past game week, against Huddersfield.
Going on, Ivic’s men were unbeaten in ten of their last eleven overall matches, and they had scored three or more goals in three of the former six fixtures.
At home, their latest loss had come against Manchester City in the PL, and this season, they have a 100% winning record here barring a single draw against Bournemouth.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in seven of their former ten match-ups, and they are on a winless run away from home in four games as well.
Moreover, the Bluebirds are also on a winning run against this opponent since 2014, and have scored three or more goals in all those encounters.
Taking these observations into account, expect a winning performance from Watford this weekend.
Watford vs Cardiff: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Watford @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).