Watford vs Cardiff City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford).
The Hornets have a chance to end a six-game winless streak on Saturday when relegation strugglers Cardiff City come to visit Vicarage Road in the 17th round. The hosts were just moments away from ending a dreadful run on Monday night when they were unlucky to concede a late stoppage-time equalizer from Lucas Digne free-kick at Goodison.
Nevertheless, it was a brave and strong display from Javi Gracia’s men on a tough away court in the previous round. Team’s best player Roberto Pereyra was the main figure on the pitch. He set up both of his side’s goals within a two-minute range in the second half. He will no doubts have plenty of room to keep the fine spell of form going and add to a fine five-goal tally here against the Welsh outfit.
Watford vs Cardiff City: Head-to-head
It’s been four years since these two likes last battled it out.
They played each other in Championship back then in two affairs which saw away teams snatching the spoils.
Cardiff have a decent record in the most recent history of meetings with Watford as they lost just one of past eight encounters with the Hornets.
Watford vs Cardiff City: Prediction
The Bluebirds snatched a massive 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Southampton last weekend. It was an evenly-matched contest which saw Callum Paterson making the difference 15 minutes from time after a terrible backpass from Saints’ defender.
Neal Warnock’s troops, however, played much better on the home court so far in the season. They have been dreadful travellers clinching just one points from seven games on the road this term. Cardiff scored only three goals in seven away matches this term conceding as many as 15 in the process.
The home win thus looks to be just the way to go here and we will back it as the main betting option at the odds of 1.61. You can back Watford to keep a clean sheet at 2.20.
Watford vs Cardiff City: Bet Tips
Watford to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Watford to keep a clean sheet @ 2.20 (6/5).