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Cardiff vs Preston North End

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Saturday, 21 Dec 2019 13:30

Our Predictions

Cardiff vs Preston Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips's algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Cardiff vs Preston this is our Prediction:

Cardiff for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 43%

For Total Goals, we predict Over 2.5, that have a probability of 56%

Reason For Cardiff vs Preston North End Betting Tips

  • The Bluebirds head into this home clash looking to solidify their play-off hopes.
  • Preston have lost four of their last six games.
  • The visitors have been beaten six times on the road this term.
  • Cardiff have won 70% of their home games.

Cardiff Test Top-six Hopes

With some strong form behind them at home, Cardiff are hoping to prove themselves as a credible play-off contender. As usual in the second tier, there are plenty of sides who are in the running to make the top six. They will be whittled down in the coming weeks and months, but will Cardiff be in the mix?

Preston are at the moment, sitting third in the table. However, they have had their problems in recent weeks. The visitors make this trip to the Welsh capital with four defeats in their last six games, which has left them 10 points shy of second place. With their away form troubling them in recent months, the visitors should be worried ahead of their meeting with the Bluebirds.

Long Road for Preston

The visitors weren’t expected to even feature in the play-off race this term, so the fact they are 10 points off Leeds isn’t a major concern. However, they weren’t featuring in the top six talk due to their lack of depth, meaning there’s a long way to go for the visitors in their promotion push.

The other problem is Preston’s bad record on the road. Preston have lost six of their 10 trips this term, with the visitors going down in each of their last three away games. Alex Neil’s men come into this one with one of the worst away records in the league. With 78% of their points this term coming at home, Preston could be found out here.

Harris has Bluebirds Flying

The hosts may be 12th but they sit just three points shy of the play-offs, with only five points between these two in the table. While Preston are flying high, they have just eight points from 10 trips as they prepare to meet a Cardiff side who have won 70% of their home games. The hosts are third in the home table as a result, while this seems like the perfect game for them.

Cardiff have won every meeting at home to sides with a bottom-half away record this term. They’ve produced impressive wins, with only high-flying away sides getting something here. Preston have a points haul on the road which is better than only six sides in the division.

So, with the hosts in fine form, they are our pick in this clash. We’re backing a Cardiff win, while we are also tipping the hosts to win 2-0, with Preston failing to score in each of their last three on the road.

Match Odds

Home win: 2.31

Away win: 3.08

Draw: 3.30

Over 2.5 goals: 1.98

Under 2.5 goals: 1.84