Derby v Cardiff Prediction & Betting Tips – 18th March 201816th March 2018 / lee
Derby v Cardiff Championship, 18th March 12.00pm
Derby can’t seem snap their winless streak of form and they are to the point of slipping out of the play off places. This is going to be no easy game for them at home against Cardiff who are in astounding form at the moment. The Bluebirds won yet again in midweek with a success at Brentford, moving them out ot a seven-match winning streak in the second tier. Will they take it a step further to keep the pressure on leaders Wolves?
Derby v Cardiff Betting Odds*
Derby 11/8, Cardiff 2/1, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 01:36 a.m. on March 14th, 2018)
Derby News and Form
The Rams have failed to take a win in their last seven games now in the Championship, winning just one of their last ten. That’s a huge drop off in terms of form for them as they were steaming along pretty much until the turn of the new year. They have just two league wins in 2018. The Rams have drawn five of their last seven games though so they are battling away and go into this one after back to back away draws at QPR and Nottingham Forest. Their home form reads W9 D5 L4 for the season which is pretty solid but they have won only one of their last six on home soil (D4 L1). So that would suggest that they could battle for a point, but this is a tough game. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 01:36 a.m. on March 14th, 2018). Derby are on a four-match scoring streak at home and have averaged 1.6 goals per home game while conceding an average of just 0.8 goals at home per game. They really need some wind in their sails to maintain their play off position.
Cardiff News and Form
Cardiff just seems to be going from strength to strength. Back over the Christmas period, they looked a spent force, but suddenly burst back into life and have gone unbeaten in their last eleven games home and away. They are currently on a seven-match winning streak in the Championship having won out at Brentford in midweek. Out on the road, they have won their last two games, going unbeaten in five now (W3 D2). The Bluebirds have averaged 1.3 goals per away game this season on their travels and six of the nine wins that they have posted on their travels have been by a one-goal margin. Cardiff to win this by a one-goal margin at bet365 is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 01:36 a.m. on March 14th, 2018). They start the game three points behind leaders Wolves and are still well in the picture for that title. Can they keep their immense momentum going? It may be worth having a look at a half-time draw as the Bluebirds have been level at the break in eleven of their eighteen road games.
Derby v Cardiff Head to Head
Cardiff won at Pride Park last season, taking three points in a 4-3 thriller. There was a 0-0 draw played out between these two earlier in the season and from the last five Championship fixtures, this are even with two wins each and a draw. There’s really nothing much to split hem and both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings.
Who will win – Derby v Cardiff Predictions
It is a good opportunity to take a good price on Cardiff as they head out on the road. The Bluebirds are just humming along at the moment and even though inevitably they won’t keep winning, their streak may not come to an end in this one. Away win.
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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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