The FA Cup weekend ensured that since the last competitive match of promoted Cardiff City (Table position 18, 28 points) are now three weeks past. Chelsea (6th, 57 points) was in action before the international break but was defeated by Everton at Goodison Park. The outward appearance of the blues is frighteningly weak. In the 2019 calendar year, only Fulham lost more Premier League outings (six) than West London’s neighbors Chelsea. The Blues have so far sneaked out in four out of the five away matches as losers. Although the newcomer from Wales has yet to win a match against an established top six team, but the odds could not be greater on Sunday.
Today’s Betting Predictions Cardiff vs Chelsea
Neal Warnock, unlike Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri, had almost all his players together during the international break. The Chelsea stars, however, were scattered in all directions. Even in the games, the Cardiff was last due to individual mistakes out of hand, played the climber not bad. Chelsea, on the other hand, is totally out of shape. Although the bookmakers see the blues on Sunday in advantage (live at Dazn and Sky Sports England), which prove the odds at Cardiff vs Chelsea. However, we do not expect a defeat of Bluebirds. In Cardiff against Chelsea, a tip on Double Chance (1X) is recommended. Even if Chelsea has lost just one of the 17 Premier League duels with teams from Wales (12-4-1). In April 2016 coach Guus Hiddink lost 1-0 at Swansea City.
Cardiff – Statistics & Current Form
Cardiff has had a three-week break since their recent home win over West Ham United. On the one hand enough time to regenerate and to start with new strength in the last chapter of the season. At the same time it is also problematic to stay in rhythm, especially after the victory over the Hammers. Now, two heavy games are waiting for the Bluebirds within four days, before the next weekend due to the semi-finals in the FA Cup is again free of play. While Cardiff is not credited with Manchester City next Wednesday, the odds of taking something countable against Chelsea on Sunday are not too bad. The blues are extremely outwardly weak, while Cardiff scored 71 percent of points in their home stadium this season (20 out of 28). Only Fulham comes to an even higher percentage (88 percent). Therefore, we would place a bet on the Double Chance between Cardiff and Chelsea as we are predicting a home win or a point difference at Cardiff versus Chelsea.
However, Cardiff failed to win any of the last 16 Premier League games against the established top six teams. The last time they failed in such a match was in November 2013, when the Bluebirds played 2-2 against Manchester United. That’s why the blues at Cardiff vs Chelsea are favorites, according to betting odds. Neil Warnock met in his coaching career so far four times in the top flight in a home game on the blues. Every time with a different club. In the seasons 1991/92 and 2010/11 he gets with Notts County or Queens Park Rangers victories. However, with coach Sheffield United (2006/07) and Crystal Palace (2014/15) the coaching warhorse lost. Defender Sol Bamba is injured until the end of the season. A bitter loss. Joe Bennett, Callum Paterson and Harry Arter should all be fit for Sunday. Aron Gunnarsson will leave the club in the summer in the direction of Qatar to Al-Arabi.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
↪ 4 goals: Víctor Camarasa
↪ 4 goals: Bobby Reid
↪ 4 goals: Callum Paterson
Expected formation of Cardiff:
↪ Etheridge; Bennett, Morrison, Manga, Peltier; Gunnarsson, Ralls; Hoilett, Camarasa, Murphy; Niasse
↪ Coach: Neil Warnock
Last Cardiff games:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Cardiff City vs. West Ham 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. Cardiff City 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 26.02.2019 – Cardiff City vs. Everton 0: 3 (Premier League)
⚽ 22.02.2019 – Cardiff City vs. Watford 1: 5 (Premier League)
⚽ 09.02.2019 – Southampton Vs. Cardiff City 1: 2 (Premier League)
Chelsea – Statistics & Current Form
In fact, Chelsea is still in an excellent position to fight for the Champions League places. Only three points behind Arsenal. Nevertheless, the blues seem to be the worst tip in the race for the two still past places. The recent Liverpool defeat by Everton was catastrophic, especially in the second half. Only Fulham lost in the calendar year 2019 abroad more often than the blues (1-0-4). In the four defeats Chelsea conceded 14 goals. In their last ten away games, Chelsea were without a goal in the 1-0 victory on December 30 at Crystal Palace. But offensive too often misses the punch. In eight of the 30 games, Chelsea scored no goal, alarming numbers and the worst value of the current top six teams. Manchester United follows with four games without a goal. When Chelsea becomes dangerous, the danger comes mostly from Eden Hazard. The Belgian was directly involved in 24 of the 50 Blues Premier League goals (13 goals, 11 assists). The 48 percent is the highest value of a player in the league. As hard to imagine as a Blues top four finish at the end of the season, it’s hard to believe that coach Sarri will be on the sideline as a Chelsea coach next season.
The initial euphoria has long since vanished. The season ticket holders of the blues are even thinking about a boycott of the upcoming home games, as they are fed up with Sarri and his football. But Chelsea not only has problems on the grass, but also away from it. As Andreas Christensen told Danish media, the club can no longer challenge the two transfer window lasting transfer ban. Chelsea therefore does not want to play any players. How this can be accomplished in the summer at Eden Hazard or N’Golo Kante, remains exciting to watch – especially if the Blues actually miss the Champions League again. Evil tongues claim the match against Cardiff would have been made for Gonzalo Higuain. After all, the Argentinian scored his three Premier League goals (in seven games) against Fulham and Huddersfield, who are currently relegated as Cardiff. Chelsea lost to Wolverhampton earlier this season. Last time against two different climbers have lost the blues in the season 2012/13 (West Ham and Southampton). Although the bookmakers at Cardiff against Chelsea, according to odds, the Londoners in the advantage, but our prediction looks at the “Double Chance (1 / X)” better options.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
↪ 13 goals: Eden Hazard
↪ 8 goals: Pedro
↪ 5 goals: Alvaro Morata
Expected formation of Chelsea:
↪ Arrizabalaga; Alonso, Luiz, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta; Barkley, Jorginho, Ridge; Hazard, Giroud, Pedro
↪ Coach: Maurizio Sarri
Last matches of Chelsea:
⚽ 17.03.2019 – Everton Vs. Chelsea 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 14.03.2019 – Dynamo Kiev vs. Chelsea 0: 5 (Europa League)
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Wolverhampton 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 07.03.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Dynamo Kiev 3: 0 (Europa League)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Fulham Vs. Chelsea 1: 2 (Premier League)
Cardiff vs Chelsea Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 19 Chelsea wins – 10 draws – 15 Cardiff City wins (44 competitive games)
Cardiff City has lost all of their previous three Premier League games against Chelsea, including the club’s only clash at Cardiff City Stadium in May 2014, 2-1. Chelsea won seven of their last nine competitive matches against the Welsh (7-1-1). The only bankruptcy was in the old Ninian Park in October 1986 in the League Cup under coach John Hollins.
Cardiff vs Chelsea Our Betting Prediction
Neil Warnock had three weeks to prepare for the match on Sunday afternoon. Although the bookies in the Bluebirds at Cardiff vs Chelsea, according to odds only see the gross outsider, but traveling with Chelsea a team with big problems and four away games (at five games) in the current calendar year in the Welsh capital. Cardiff will try again to conquer the opponent with their means. Chelsea has to adapt to a hard pace, a lot of fight and long balls.
Key Facts – Cardiff vs Chelsea tips
↪ Cardiff drove 20 of 28 points in the home stadium
↪ Only Fulham lost more away games than Chelsea in 2019 (four failures)
↪ Chelsea lost just one of the 17 Premier League matches against Welsh teams
Will Cardiff accomplish the league, then only with the help of home strength. 71 percent of the points were retracted at home. Accordingly, between Cardiff and Chelsea, our prediction provides a tip on “double chance (1 / X)”.
Betting Prediction: Double Chance 1X