Cardiff City v Liverpool Premier League Betting Preview 2018/19
While Manchester City and Tottenham were involved in a Champions League classic on Wednesday night, Liverpool made serene progress through to the semi-finals with a thumping win over Porto.
The Reds showed that they are real contenders for the Champions League for the second season in a row with a 4-1 win in Portugal which gave them a 6-1 win on aggregate. What makes Liverpool’s run to the semi-finals even more important is that they’ve done it whilst maintaining a title challenge which looks set to go right down to the wire.
Cardiff have their own huge challenge to come over the remainder of the season. The Bluebirds breathed new life into their attempts to avoid dropping straight back into the Championship with a priceless 2-0 win over Brighton on Tuesday night and will make life as uncomfortable as possible for Liverpool at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Cardiff Look Too Big in the Betting
As you would expect when one of the best teams in the Premier League takes on one of the worst, Liverpool are the overwhelming favourites with the bookmakers to win on Sunday afternoon. The best price you can get on Jurgen Klopp’s men winning is the 2/9 that Unibet are quoting but that is surely too short to be considered value.
One of the joys of the Premier League is that every team has a chance of beating any other. Cardiff may have lost each of their 10 matches against the Premier League’s top six so far this season, but they were very unfortunate not to get at least a point against Chelsea in their last home match so will not be fearful of facing Liverpool.
Every punter will sit up and take notice when they see a Premier League side at odds of 16/1 to win a home match. That’s the price that bet365 are quoting about Cardiff’s chances of winning on Sunday which will surely tempt many to have a bet.
A safer option is the 13/10 that Spreadex are offering on Cardiff winning the match with a +2 goal handicap applied. The Bluebirds will give everything they have to getting something out of the match and their ‘in your face’ approach should ensure they don’t lose by more than one goal.
Expect Late Drama in South Wales
Cardiff know that there are better chances for them to pick up the points they need to catch Brighton and secure their place in the Premier League for next season. That will not, however, preclude them from giving their very best on Sunday afternoon.
Neil Warnock’s team have found it tough to score enough goals since earning promotion from the Championship last season but will pose Liverpool a threat from set pieces and crosses slung into the box. In the likes of Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa, Warnock also has players capable of coming up with a moment of magic.
Cardiff will look to come on strong in the closing stages if they are in with a chance of getting something out of the match but as they pour forward, the threat of Liverpool’s world-class attacking players will only increase. That makes the odds of 7/8 that Betway are quoting on the game’s last goal coming after 75 minutes look very fair.
Cardiff +2 goals at 13/10 with Spreadex
Last goal to be scored after 75 minutes at 7/8 with Betway
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