By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 28th September 2018
Cardiff City will welcome Burnley to their stadium this Sunday at 4pm. The Clarets are still smarting from their League Cup exit at the hands of Burton, meanwhile the home side will want to secure a win. The match will be aired by Sky Sports on their Premier League channel.
Cardiff vs Burnley: Odds and predictions
The first top-flight edition of this fixture since the days supporters greeted goals by throwing their flat caps in the air, sees the Bluebirds tipped 31/20 to register their first victory of the season.
Dyche’s men are 21/10 underdog picks in the match betting to grab what would only be their second success of this term, while the odds of a draw is wagered at a 2/1 selection.
This clash represents the commencement of a vitally important spell of home games for the hosts, with Fulham, Leicester, Brighton, Wolves and Southampton representing the kind of games from which points must be claimed if survival is to be attained.
Enough signs of life were evident last time City played mortal opposition in their own backyard (a 2-3 loss to Arsenal, Man City have visited since) to suggest that our Cardiff vs Burnley predictions ought to start work on the proviso that they can take at least a point.
Head-to-head (most recent first): Burnley 0-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-2 Burnley, Burnley 1-1 Cardiff, Cardiff 4-0 Burnley, Cardiff 0-0, Cardiff 1-0 Burnley.
Cardiff vs Burnley match bets: predictions, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Cardiff – draw no bet, with odds @ 8/11
Having had their feet up in midweek while a Burnley side featuring first teamers Ben Mee, Steven Defour, Chris Wood and Joey Gudmundsson were getting bounced from the EFL Cup by Burton Albion, Neil Warnock’s men should be bouncing ahead of this clash.
The Clarets have won just once in their last 19 games and last registered a road success 10 tries back, losing their last four away games in all competitions. Evidently snapping a 16-game winless streak against Bournemouth two games back wasn’t sufficiently inspiring to fire them up to beat Burton, so it’s difficult to see them summoning up the drive to overcome a rested Bluebirds in their own backyard.
Tipping the City win at 31/20 will always be dicey given how little the likes of Kenneth Zohore and Junior Hoilett have looked like scoring this season, so picking Cardiff in the draw no bet market spearheads our Cardiff vs Burnley predictions.
A Warnock side fighting for their lives in their first season up from the Championship against a Dyche outfit trying to scrap their way out of an early season malaise – this should be keenly contested to put it mildly.
Both the Bluebirds’ previous clashes against other sides widely involved in pre-season relegation betting predictions (Newcastle and Huddersfield) have seen red cards dished out.
With Burnley already having seen Ben Gibson and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford sent off in their games this season, the second of our Cardiff vs Burnley predictions is that someone will be getting a head start at the showers in the Welsh capital.
Predicted scorer: Sean Morrison to score first, betting @ 14/1
Tipping Cardiff defenders maybe just about the only way to profitably bet on goalscorers for the Welsh side in what looks like being a lean old season. Centre-half Sol Bamba has already netted one of their three strikes so far and his partner Sean Morrison notched seven times in the Championship last term.
The latter has averaged City’s joint-highest amount of attempts on goal per game in the league this term and he rates as our pick for our favourite Cardiff v Burnley prediction, with scorers odds trading at 11/2 anytime or 14/1 to bag first.
For Burnley, joint-top league scorer James Tarkowski is another intriguing defensive alternative to New Zealand international striker Wood or Sam Vokes; with odds at 33/1 to bag the opener or 14/1 anytime, he is the final installation of our Cardiff vs Burnley predictions.
Cardiff vs Burnley stats: Opta
- Burnley have never won a Premier League away game against a promoted side before, losing five and drawing six of their 11 such games.
- Clarets’ boss Dyche has met Cardiff five times previously as a manager in league competition, with all five finishing as draws (twice with Watford, three times with Burnley).
- Cardiff are unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions against Burnley (W4 D9), since a 0-2 loss at Turf Moor in April 2007.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.