Cardiff v Everton Premier League betting preview and tips

20:45 Tue 26 Feb
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Cardiff +0.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -143

Cardiff City were cast-iron favourites to be relegated before the season started and their modest recruitment suggested that the Bluebirds would be massively up against it.

Neil Warnock has certainly enjoyed playing up the narrative of Cardiff being massive underdogs, with the Yorkshireman frequently referring to the outsider tag that the bookmakers regularly give them and this is in evidence with the match odds for this encounter.

This looks like a Premier League match where City can approach with confidence considering that Everton continue to show a weak underbelly under Marco Silva who might need another summer transfer window to reshape a squad that hasn’t been able to kick on from the Sam Allardyce regime.

Cardiff have reasonable home stats of 5-2-6 although Warnock will have noted that Everton’s away form is 3-3-7 along with the fact that the Toffees were beaten 3-2 at Millwall in the FA Cup.

That defeat at The Den saw Championship opponents expose Everton’s frailty from set pieces and you can bet that the Welsh side will look to do the same as they look to collect a sufficient number of points.

The spirit among the Cardiff players is ridiculously strong and that 2-1 win at Southampton showed a huge amount of resilience, while this was preceded by a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth.

Sol Bamba is playing the role of man mountain in central defence, with Harry Arter and Joe Ralls having that galvanising effect in the midfield department and we think they might be able to outscrap Merseyside opposition.

We can back Cardiff with a +0.5 Asian Handicap and profit simply if City avoid defeat during the ninety minutes, with Everton failing to triumph in ten of their thirteen encounters on the road.

BETTING TIP
Cardiff +0.5 @ 1.70 with bet365

Team News

Cardiff: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Everton: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Neil Etheridge
  • 03
    Joseph Bennett
  • 22
    Souleymane Bamba
  • 04
    Sean Morrison
  • 05
    Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • 17
    Aron Gunnarsson
  • 15
    Leandro Bacuna
  • 33
    David Hoilett
  • 14
    Bobby Reid
  • 19
    Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • 10
    Kenneth Zohore
  • 01
    Jordan Pickford
  • 23
    Seamus Coleman
  • 04
    Michael Keane
  • 06
    Phil Jagielka
  • 12
    Lucas Digne
  • 18
    Morgan Schneiderlin
  • 17
    Idrissa Gana Gueye
  • 11
    Theo Walcott
  • 10
    Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • 30
    Richarlison
  • 29
    Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 34 26 7 1 77:20 85
2 Manchester City 33 27 2 4 86:22 83
3 Tottenham 33 22 1 10 64:34 67
4 Arsenal 33 20 6 7 66:40 66
5 Chelsea 34 20 6 8 57:36 66
6 Manchester Unit 33 19 7 7 63:44 64
7 Leicester 34 14 5 15 46:45 47
8 Wolverhampton W 33 13 8 12 41:42 47
9 Everton 34 13 7 14 46:44 46
10 Watford 33 13 7 13 47:48 46
11 West Ham 34 12 6 16 42:52 42
12 Bournemouth 34 12 5 17 49:61 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 11 6 17 40:46 39
14 Burnley 34 11 6 17 42:60 39
15 Newcastle Unite 34 10 8 16 32:43 38
16 Southampton 33 9 9 15 39:54 36
17 Brighton 33 9 6 18 32:53 33
18 Cardiff 34 9 4 21 30:63 31
19 Fulham 34 5 5 24 32:76 20
20 Huddersfield 34 3 5 26 19:67 14