Cardiff v Bolton Prediction & Betting Tips – 13th February 201812th February 2018 / lee
Cardiff v Bolton Championship, 13th February 7.45pm
The Bluebirds earned a draw out at Millwall last weekend to keep themselves steady in the push for a play off place in the Championship this season. They get back to home soil in midweek as they play host to Bolton. The Trotters have improved recently, enough to just keep themselves out of the relegation places at least. But they are still in trouble down there.
Cardiff v Bolton Betting Odds*
Cardiff 1/2, Draw 3/1, Bolton 6/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Cardiff News and Form
The Bluebirds have gone unbeaten in their last four league games now with a W2 D2 record. After three consecutive away games they get back to home soil in midweek to try and follow up on a 4-0 victory over Sunderland in their last league home game which was nearly a month ago. The Bluebirds have gone W9 D3 L2 in their home games this season in the division so they have been strong but both the defeats in that sequence have been inside their last three home fixtures. Cardiff have scored a healthy 26 goals in their 14 home games this season which is an average of 1.8 goals per game and defensively they have been really tight with them averaging under a goal per game against them. Cardiff to win to nil at William Hill is at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 8:57 p.m.). Cardiff have won 36% of their home games this season to nil and only the three teams above them in the league before this game, Wolves, Villa and Derby have a better home record this season than Cardiff do. The solid defence of the Bluebirds is likely to help this midweek clash stay under 2.5 goals as well. The importance of the three points for Cardiff is huge. It opens them up a six points lead over fifth-placed Fulham in the play off race.
Bolton News and Form
The Trotters have gone unbeaten in their last three league outings now (W1 D2) so they are holding steady and have actually only lost one of their last six now. So they have been improving and just keeping themselves away from the drop zone which is all that counts at this point. Unfortunately, the bulk of their improvement has been at home. Away from home, they have won just once this season in a W1 D5 L8 record band they have lost four of their last five (W1) out on their travels. They have scored just the nine goals all season away from home while they have conceded an average of 1.8 against. So the numbers don’t stack up very well for them. Just 29% of their away games this season have made it over 2.5 goals so it is worth expecting this to be a low scoring affair and under 2.5 goals at William Hill is at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 8:57 p.m.). In total each of Bolton’s last nine league outings have ended under the 2.5 goal line. 62% of the goals that the Trotters have shipped on the road have come in the second half of matches.
Cardiff v Bolton Head to Head
Bolton sprung a 2-0 surprise on Cardiff earlier this season on home soil against the Bluebirds and that snapped a two-match losing sequence that they were on against the Welsh club. Over the last five Championship meetings between the two clubs, Bolton are actually 3-2 up and the Trotters have gone W1 D1 L1 in their last three visit to Cardiff in league competition.
Who will win – Cardiff v Bolton Predictions
Cardiff should be strong enough on home soil to find a way to win this one. Their defence has been improving recently and the visiting Trotters may not have quite enough to hurt them. There is a decent chance that the Bluebirds can get themselves a win to nil in this one.
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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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