Aston Villa v Cardiff Prediction & Betting Tips – 10th April 20189th April 2018 / lee
Aston Villa v Cardiff Championship, 10th April 7.45pm
The Villains are limping towards the finish line for the season at the moment with only the one win in their last five games played which has seen them lose control of third place. Cardiff are now under massive pressure from the in-form Fulham as they start just two points clear of the Cottagers in second place. Can the Bluebirds get themselves a boost after losing on the weekend?
Aston Villa v Cardiff Betting Odds*
Aston Villa 5/4, Draw 21/10, Cardiff 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 p.m. on April 8th, 2018)
Aston Villa News and Form
Aston Villa are fading away with a W1 D1 L3 record in their last five league games. They went down heavily at Norwich on the weekend. Villa though did take a good 3-0 win over Reading in their last home game but they will be wondering where this dip in form has suddenly appeared from. They still look a surefire shot for a play off place though and overall this season they are W12 D6 L2 at home. The Villains have scored in each of their last nine home games, with each of their last three at Villa Park going over 2.5 goals. In the William Hill correct score market the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2 with a 1-0 success for Villa at 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 11:45 p.m. on April 8th, 2018). Villa have averaged almost two goals per game this season at home and have conceded 18 goals in their 20 home games. Their defence has just gotten a bit leaky lately though. Still, only the top two of Cardiff and Wolves have a better home record than Villa have this season.
Cardiff News and Form
Pressure is on Cardiff in this one. After their big winning streak of eight matches came to an end with a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United, which was a very lucky point for them, they lost in their big contest against league leaders Wolves at home on the weekend. So those have been big setbacks and now only have a two-point cushion over third-placed Fulham who are going like a steam train. Cardiff are unbeaten in their last six away games (W3 D3) and six of their nine away victories this term have been by a one-goal margin only. They have been level at the break in eleven of their nineteen road games so a half-time draw with William Hill should have good appeal. Cardiff have found the back of the net in each of their last five away games and 58% of their away goals have come in the second half of matches. Overall they have scored in 79% of their away games. Cardiff currently have the best defensive record in the Championship but can they come up with what would be a massive three points for themselves in the race for an automatic promotion spot now that the pressure is on them?
Aston Villa v Cardiff Head to Head
Cardiff took a big 3-0 win earlier this season against the Villians and that is back to back league wins they have taken over them. Villa did win their last home against the Bluebirds though (in the Premier League a couple of seasons ago) and looking back they are on a five-match winning streak on home soil against the Welsh club. Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven meetings in all competitions.
Who will win – Aston Villa v Cardiff Predictions
The draw may be the sensible option to back here. Villa are just not clicking at the moment and they are facing a good Cardiff side. But the Bluebirds have failed in their last two games which have been tougher battles and may come up short once more.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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