In this weekend’s preview for Cardiff v Sunderland read up on my prediction along with analysis for the match in week 19 of the Premier League. Included with each match preview are statistics and betting odds to help with your own predictions.
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Cardiff City were quite poor in their 0-3 loss to Southampton on Boxing Day. They struggled right from the start and never got into the match at all managing just nine shots and not a single one on target. The match was basically over after the third Saints goal went in at the 27th minute.
If Cardiff expect to stay up this season they will need to show more spirit than they did on Thursday. This is their chance to prove themselves against another struggle team.
Sunderland’s 0-1 away win over Everton was certainly the shock result of the day. Not many expected the team at the bottom of the table to bring Everton’s first defeat at Goodison Park this season. Still it was a deserved win in which they showed great spirit to hang on to their early 1-0 win. This is the type of match which they needed and one which could propel them on and keep them up come the end of the season.
I’m predicting a low scoring draw with both teams looking to keep the scoring low while also trying to get a counter attack or set piece goal. A set piece seems the most likely way that either of these teams will score. I would give Cardiff a slight edge in being the most likely to come away with a win since they are the home team.
Betting Odds: Cardiff win: 2.22-2.30; Draw: 3.28-3.40; Sunderland win: 3.34-3.56
Form: Cardiff (L, D, L, W, L, L) Sunderland (D, L, L, D, D, W)
Prediction: Cardiff City 1 – 1 Sunderland
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