Cardiff are desperate for points in order to avoid relegation; Liverpool need points to win the title race. Obviously, the clash between the two on Sunday is going to be super-exciting. Obviously, Liverpool are favorites here, but Cardiff will have support from the stands of Cardiff City Stadium. Can their supporters help them make a historical achievement and grab some points against mighty Reds? Find out in our Cardiff vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips!
The first thing we need to say in this Cardiff vs Liverpool prediction is that Cardiff still have a chance to avoid relegation. They are in the relegation zone, but in the previous round they won against Brighton, the team that’s in the safe zone. Unfortunately for Cardiff, Brighton have two points more ahead of the weekend, as well as one game less. Still, this doesn’t mean the war is over. Cardiff still do have a chance to secure staying in the league for another season.
This team has to play four Premier League games, including the one on Sunday against Liverpool, which is probably their biggest challenge. They also play against Man United in the final round of the season, but by then, all could be over. This is why winning a point this weekend would mean a lot for the Welsh side.
Good news for Cardiff is that they play against already-relegated Fulham in the next round, after which they will welcome Crystal Palace at Cardiff City Stadium. If they manage to win those two games, it could be enough for them to overtake Brighton, who have to play against three teams from the top 6 till the end of the season.
Sure, Cardiff will be extremely motivated on Sunday, but so will Liverpool. They need to win this game in order to stay in the title race with Man City. Dropping points against a side from near the bottom of the table could cost them the trophy.
But, not only that; not winning this weekend would mess up the atmosphere in the locker room, making them feel less confident. And confidence is what they need to do well in the domestic league, as well as in the Champions League, where they play against Barcelona in the semifinal.
Of course, Liverpool are huge favorites here, not merely for the fact that they have a sensational squad, but also for the fact that they’ve been in a fantastic form. They’ve won their previous 8 matches in all competitions and are without a defeat since early January when they lost to Wolves in the FA Cup. For all these reasons, our Cardiff vs Liverpool betting tips need to go in the favor of the visitors.
- Matthew Connolly (injury)
- Sol Bamba (injury)
- Callum Paterson (injury)
- Harry Arter (injury)
- Dejan Lovren (doubtful)
- Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (doubtful)
- Adam Lallana (doubtful)
Etheridge – Ecule Manga, Morrison, Bennett, Peltier – Camarasa, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Reid, Murphy – Hoilett
Alisson – Van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson – Henderson, Keita, Wijnaldum – Salah, Mane, Firmino
Cardiff vs Liverpool Prediction
Cardiff are surely encouraged by their performance from the previous round, but even that can’t help them against such superior side as Liverpool. The Reds will win this one, I have no doubt about that. But, scoring against extra-motivated Cardiff won’t be easy, which is why I don’t expect too many goals on Sunday. Speaking of goals, I’m pretty certain we won’t see any of them in the net of Liverpool.
Cardiff vs Liverpool Betting Tips
- Liverpool @1.20 (bet365)
- Liverpool to Win to Nil @1.85 (BetVictor)
- Under 3.5 Goals @1.62 (1XBET)