Cardiff v Man Utd Premier League betting preview and tips

18:30 Sat 22 Dec
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: Cardiff +1
Units: 1/5
Odds: -122

As soon as we saw this fixture was taking place on Saturday 22 December, we knew what sort of bet we wanted to place and the 1.82 about Cardiff with a one-goal start makes so much appeal to betting customers.

At the start of the season, you might be forgiven for thinking that these odds were a touch on the skinny side considering the Bluebirds massively punched above their weight to get promotion, while Manchester United were regarded as potential title contenders.

Wind the clock forward and we know what to expect at the Cardiff City Stadium. Namely a robust home team who have been highly competitive in the Premier League this season, particularly in front of their own supporters where they have already won four times this season.

You can be sure the fans will be fired up for the arrival of the Red Devils who really will need to roll their sleeves up in this sort of match, with Jose Mourinho likely to shun Paul Pogba and Juan Mata in favour of Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic who will have to be warrior-like in the middle of the park.

At the time of writing, the Red Devils actually have a negative goal difference on the road, with fourteen goals and fifteen conceded, so we’re happy to get with the home side having a goal start considering that a narrow United victory would mean money back here.

However, we think there’s a strong case for backing Cardiff to draw and perhaps even win, with Neil Warnock relishing the chance for his team to land any sort of bonus and the pressure will be off his hard-working side and firmly on the shoulders of a team who won’t be allowed time on the ball.

BETTING TIP
Cardiff +1 @ 1.82 with bet365

Team News

Cardiff: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man Utd: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Neil Etheridge
  • 18
    Gregory Cunningham
  • 22
    Souleymane Bamba
  • 04
    Sean Morrison
  • 05
    Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • 07
    Harry Arter
  • 17
    Aron Gunnarsson
  • 11
    Joshua Murphy
  • 21
    Víctor Camarasa
  • 33
    David Hoilett
  • 13
    Callum Paterson
  • 01
    David De Gea
  • 18
    Ashley Young
  • 04
    Phil Jones
  • 02
    Victor Nilsson-Lindelof
  • 23
    Luke Shaw
  • 21
    Ander Herrera
  • 31
    Nemanja Matic
  • 06
    Paul Pogba
  • 14
    Jesse Lingard
  • 10
    Marcus Rashford
  • 11
    Anthony Martial

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11