Cardiff – Sunderland PREDICTION & TIPS
Cardiff City and Sunderland face Cardiff City Stadium in a match for the 27th round of the Championship. Cardiff City won away by (1-2) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 23-09-2017. The record of recent direct clashes between the two teams could not be more balanced as there was 1 win for each team of the last 2 times they met. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 3rd and 24th of the overall standings, it is actually a confrontation between the 2nd place in home games and the 15th as a visitor.
Analysis of Cardiff City
The home team is currently in 3rd place with 47 points, after 14 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate game, lost at home against Preston North End by (0-1). In the latter, he lost out against Queens Park Rangers by (2-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. The team arrives at this meeting after a home draw with Mansfield for (0-0). For the championship, Cardiff City had 18 points out of 30, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in their last 10 games at their stadium. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 26 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 2 rounds. In the last 13 home games for this competition there has been a period that stands out: he suffered 4 of his 10 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Cardiff go into this game with a goalless draw against Mansfield for the FA Cup, so they have to repeat that challenge to find themselves a winner. This game proved that the class of the house does not pass a good time, since it was not able to win at home a team of the English fourth division. It is also important to note that Cardiff have had four consecutive defeats in the championship.
In this clash, it will be expected that coach Neil Warnock, 4-3-3, will play in his usual tactical system, benefiting possession of the ball and paused attacks, always looking for the Zohore offensive reference. On the other hand, the extreme Hoillett is the player who stands out, having contributed with 6 goals and 6 assists. What has worried the local technician so far is the inability of his team to keep possession of the ball. Absent due to physical problems continue Peltier, Connolly and Gunnarsson.
Analysis of Sunderland
After 4 wins, 10 draws and 12 losses, the visiting team is in 24th place, having won 22 points. In the last game, they lost with Barnsley at home (0-1), after having won the previous game in a game against Nottingham Forest (0-1). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results than at home, having won 14 points as a visitor and only 8 in their stadium. The team arrive at this meeting after a defeat away with Middlesbrough by (2-0). For the championship, Sunderland had 10 points out of 30, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in their last 10 away games. In matches played out for the league, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-1, which occurred in 5 of their 13 matches. His attack has marked regularly, since he managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 26 games in this event, he has never managed to come back in 17 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Sunderland also played in a tie for the FA Cup, but was not happy and was defeated by Middlesbrough 2-0. In this way, the visitors saw all their attention for the championship, since it occupies the last position in the league table. We remember that Sunderland came down from the Premier League last season. In the last game played out of doors, Sunderland managed to beat Nottingham Forest by 0-1.
Due to the complicated stage that crosses, the great objective of the foreign group must opt for a more defensive strategy, with the lines recuadas, exploring only the existing space in the defense of the adversary. Most likely the visiting team will organize in 3-4-3. It is important to note that Sunderland lost their great goalscorer, Lewis Grabban, a player transferred to Bournemouth. For this game coach Chris Coleman can not count on several players per injury: Watmore, Gooch, Cattermole, Kone, Williams and Gibson.
Cardiff – Sunderland FREE TIPS
Cardiff – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90