Norwich City 5/4 to beat Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship matchup
Market: Norwich City win
Odds: 5/4 @ 888sport
Looking to extend their buffer at the top of the Championship table this weekend, Norwich will make the trip to a struggling Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, watching their FA Cup adventure come to an end last time out, Cardiff find themselves in the midst of a worrying sluggish patch. In their 22 Championship matchups so far this season, they have recorded eight wins, five draws and nine defeats, scoring 29 and conceding 25 in return. Opening up this weekend’s fixtures sat 15th in the table with a points tally of 29, the Blues are now chasing a three-point deficit from breaking into the top-half of the standings. However, as for their recent run of results, along with suffering a 1-0 loss away at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup last weekend, Cardiff have also lost each of their last three second-tier contests on the bounce. Even more worrying for Saturday’s hosts, they have managed to muster themselves just three points from their last five Championship matchups on the spin and will face a stern test this week.
As for the visitors, continuing to impress many since dropping back down to the Championship last summer, Norwich are rightfully seen as a leading title contender. In their 23 second-tier matchups so far this season, they have recorded 14 wins, five draws and four defeats, scoring 31 and conceding 20 in return. Opening up Saturday’s fixtures sat at the top of the table with a points tally of 47, the Yellows also already hold a five-point buffer from dropping out of the automatic spots. As for their recent run of results, securing their spot in the fourth-round of this year’s FA Cup thanks to a 2-0 win against Coventry last time out, Norwich have lost just one of their last nine matchups across all formats. Picking themselves up a 2-0 victory when they faced off against Cardiff in the reverse fixture last month, we’re backing a similar outcome this weekend.
Bet: Norwich City 5/4 to beat Cardiff City in Saturday’s Championship matchup @ 888sport