Cardiff v Man Utd Premier League betting preview and tips
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.
Cardiff +1 @ 1.82 with bet365
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