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

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bet365 Match Odds

Full Time Result
Cardiff : +250 Draw : +240 Everton : +105
+250 +240 +105
Total Goals
Under 2.5 Goals : -125 Over 2.5 Goals : -100
-125 -100
Both teams to score
Yes : -125 No : -105
-125 -105
Asian-Hcp
Cardiff 0.25 : +100.9 Everton -0.25 : -112
+100.9 -112

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Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 26 20 5 1 59:15 65
2 Manchester City 27 20 3 4 71:19 63
3 Tottenham 26 20 0 6 54:25 60
4 Manchester Unit 26 15 6 5 52:35 51
5 Arsenal 26 15 5 6 53:37 50
6 Chelsea 26 15 5 6 45:29 50
7 Wolverhampton W 26 11 6 9 34:33 39
8 Watford 26 10 7 9 34:34 37
9 Everton 27 9 7 11 35:36 34
10 West Ham 26 9 6 11 32:39 33
11 Bournemouth 26 10 3 13 37:47 33
12 Leicester 26 9 5 12 31:34 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 7 6 13 27:34 27
14 Brighton 26 7 6 13 28:39 27
15 Burnley 26 7 6 13 29:47 27
16 Newcastle Unite 26 6 7 13 22:34 25
17 Cardiff 26 7 4 15 24:47 25
18 Southampton 26 5 9 12 28:44 24
19 Fulham 26 4 5 17 25:58 17
20 Huddersfield 26 2 5 19 14:48 11