Wolves vs Cardiff: Preview and Predictions

Wolves vs Cardiff EFL Championship Match Preview 19th August 2017

Wolves vs Cardiff
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Molineux.

Wolves faces Cardiff in one of the most interesting fixture from the 4th round. Both teams are looking good so far this season and the game promises to please the neutral fans eye.

Last Game:

Wolves got a vital victory last round. They traveled to recently relegated Hull with both teams having ambitions for top finish. The Wolves emerged victorious in the end in a very entertaining game to watch. Both teams looked sharp up front and the attacks were coming one after the other. Still the most important is the 2-3 victory for Wolverhampton and the 3 points from taken from promotion rival.

Cardiff also won its previous game although it came easier than Wolves. Cardiff faced Sheffield United at home and did the job well. Without wasting too much effort Cardiff took a 2-0 victory.

Form and Tactical Analysis


Wolves spent big during the summer. They were the biggest spenders along with Middlesbrough and with their new manager Nuno Espírito Santo the team looks more and more like promotion candidate. 3 victories 2 of which away all against teams with ambitions for top 6 finish speaks for the quality of this team.

The team plays and offensive 3-4-3 formation with lots of pace. New signing Bonatini leads the line his efforts supported by Diogo Jota and Enobakhare. Vital role for the team plays the expensive new signing Ruben Neves. The defensive midfielder came from Porto as so far is fulfilling the expectations.


Like their current opponents Cardiff is having a marvelous start of the season. 9 out of 9 possible points with 3 clean sheets looks scary. 0-1 at Burton, 3-0 at home against strong side like Aston Villa and comfortable 2-0 victory over Sheffield. The stats suggest that Cardiff may suddenly become a top 6 place challenger.

The team plays offensive football with lots of play from wide areas. Kevin Zohore is the outstanding figure here as the pacey striker looks in form. His attacking effort are closely connected to Junior Hoilett and Pilkington right behind his back.

Wolves vs Cardiff: Head to head

Cardiff has slight advantage over Wolves here. 5 victories for hem against 4 for Wolves in the last 10 meetings.

Wolves won the last game between the sides but the previous 3 all went in Cardiff’s favour.

Last 3 games all finished with both teams finding the net and passing the line of 2.5 goals.

Wolves vs Cardiff: Prediction

This could be a tricky fixture. The two top sides face each other and it will be hard separate them. Still the team are rather offensive minded and looking at their history points towards a high scoring game.

Wolves are a strong home side and with their current form they should be the favourites here. The team plays well but lets sometimes easy goals.

Wolves vs Cardiff: Bet Tips

Over 2.5 goals for 2.15 with Pinnacle.

Wolves to win and BTTS: Yes for 4.50 with bet365.

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