By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 22nd September 2018
Cardiff will host Man City at the Cardiff City stadium on Saturday at 15:00 GMT, with the Bluebirds still searching for their first win of the season. Pep Guardiola’s boys in blue meanwhile will be looking to pile the pressure on their rivals at the top of the table with another victory.
Cardiff vs Man City: Predictions and Odds
Cardiff are a trading at a monstrous 18/1 in the betting to take all three points whilst a Manchester City win is priced up at 1/8 by our William Hill forecasters.
A draw is tipped at a 7/1 pick – but our predicted outcome is a comfortable victory for the Sky Blues in our Cardiff vs Man City predictions.
Neil Warnock’s men – as expected – have barely made a dent on the Premier League since coming up from the Championship. They procured a mere 2 points – two goalless draws with Huddersfield and Newcastle – but most alarmingly scored only three goals in five games so far.
It is no surprise then that they remain the odds-on favourite to get relegated at a tip of 1/3 pick.
Their last outing saw them spanked 4-1 by Chelsea and the arrival of Manchester City’s seemingly invincible dream team was probably the last team Neil Warnock would’ve chosen to face.
A Champions League bout with Lyon is first on the agenda for Man City, but with Liverpool and Chelsea ahead of them in the table, they will be determined to secure maximum points against a inferior side like Cardiff, as part of our Cardiff vs Man City predictions and bets.
Head-to-Head (most recent last): Manchester City 2-2 Cardiff City, Cardiff City 1-0 Manchester City, Cardiff City 3-2 Manchester City, Manchester City 4-2 Cardiff City, Cardiff City 0-2 Manchester City.
Cardiff vs Man City betting tips: Predictions, best bets, scorer
Score prediction: Correct score Manchester City 3-0 Cardiff, trading at 5/1.
Neil Warnock’s men have taken somewhat of a battering in recent games, conceding four to Chelsea right after the three they let in to Arsenal.
Our Cardiff vs Man City predictions reckon that trend will continue when Man City come to town with more misery being piled on the Bluebirds.
The Citizen’s away record is impeccable – last season they secured the most away wins in the history of the Premier League – so we’ve picked them to as emerge as victors.
A solid forecast in our Cardiff vs Man City predictions would be a Raheem Sterling goal and Manchester City victory.
The England winger has been extremely prolific for club in the past year and already boasts three league goals to his name this season. His tally of 18 league goals was bested by only four other players.
His tenacity in and around the box as well as his highly intelligent movement makes him a sound tip to punt on.
Pep Guardiola was reportedly furious with Manchester City’s performance against Fulham but keeping a clean sheet will have at the very least pleased the Spaniard.
That was the Sky Blues’ second of the season and they will be vying for another one against a Cardiff side that has scored a measly three goals in the Premier League so far.
Our betting prediction is Man City to keep a clean sheet which is trading at a 6/10 pick.
Cardiff vs Man City: Opta stats
- This will be the third meeting between Cardiff and Man City in the Premier League, with the previous two encounters providing 11 goals – Cardiff winning 3-2 at home and losing 4-2 at the Etihad in 2013-14.
- Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has scored 12 and assisted two more in his last 12 Premier League games against newly promoted sides. However, he’s failed to score in both meetings against such sides this season (vs Wolves and Fulham).
- Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has lost all six of his league meetings against reigning top-flight champions, by an aggregate score of 0-13.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about many different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Sport Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.