Cardiff need to pull themselves together ASAP if they want to avoid dropping down to the relegation zone. But, that won’t be easy because Everton are coming to town this Tuesday evening. It’s not just that the Toffees seem much stronger, it’s also because Cardiff haven’t been too great at Cardiff City Stadium lately. But Everton have some serious problems at the back, so you better read Cardiff vs Everton prediction & betting tips before putting any money on this game!
They got hammered 5:1 at home last round, when Watford came to Wales. And that was their 16th defeat this season, which is better than only 2 other teams. The reason why they’re not yet in the relegation zone is that they Southampton had fewer defeats but fewer wins as well. Still, the point difference isn’t too much in favor of Cardiff. Actually, as of this moment, it’s just 1 point, meaning that Cardiff could easily drop to one of the relegation positions after this round.
And such a scenario seems really plausible considering that Southampton play against Fulham at home this round. This means that Cardiff’s destiny is in their hands, so they need to give their utmost and try to beat Everton.
What’s giving them hope is that they’ve managed to grab themselves some surprising victories in 2019. For example, they beat Bournemouth 2:0 in a match in which they were big underdogs. And in the last match they played in 2018, Cardiff won against Leicester City.
Their home form hasn’t been too great lately – 3 defeats in previous 5 matches at Cardiff City Stadium. Still, this doesn’t mean that the support from their fans won’t mean much to them. The thing is that this team has won most of their points at home. In fact, they won 17 points on their turf and only 8 away from home.
Considering how great squad they have, the Toffees haven’t been doing that great this season. They’re at the 11th place right now, which isn’t bad, but it seems that everyone agrees they can do much better. Of course, there’s plenty of time left for them to improve their position on the Premier League, but to do that, they need to improve their form ASAP.
Their latest form has been more than poor. This team has lost 4 out of 5 previous Premier League matches, while also losing in the FA Cup to Millwall. One of the main reasons why they’ve been in a poor form is that they had some injury problems at the back. They still do have them and on top of that, Zouma will miss the match due to a suspension.
But, beating Cardiff is a must in Everton manager’s books. Marco Silva is probably under a lot of pressure right now and could get sacked unless his team starts performing better. And considering that after this match, they play the Merseyside Derby at the Goodison Park, it would be great for them to boost their morale with a big win on Tuesday.
- Victor Camarasa (injury)
- Leighton Baines (injury)
- Yerri Mina (injury)
- Phil Jagielka (injury)
- Kurt Zouma (injury)
Etheridge – Bamba, Ecuele Manga, Bamba, Peltier, Bennett – Ralls, Gunnarsson, Peterson, Murphy, Reid – Niasse
Pickford – Keane, Digne, Coleman, Kenny – Gana, Gomes, Sigurdsson – Walcott, Bernard, Richarlison
Cardiff vs Everton Prediction
In normal circumstances, Everton would’ve been huge favorites here. However, the Toffees have only 1 central defender available, so keeping their sheet clean will not be easy. If they want to win, they will have to focus on attacking all the time.
Cardiff vs Everton Betting Tips
- BTS @1.85 (William Hill)
- Over 2.5 Goals @2.16 (1XBET)