Derby vs Cardiff prediction comes before the 7th Championship round matchup. This game will be played on Friday, September 13th, at Pride Park in Derby, England. In this match preview, we bring you the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two sides.
Derby vs Cardiff Betting Tips
Last season Derby reached the promotion play-offs but got knocked out by Leeds. Their next opponents, Cardiff, played in the top English flight but got relegated after finishing at the 18th spot in the Premier League table. At the end of the season, they had only 2 points less than Brighton, who managed to stay up. It’s needless to say that their fans believe this team belongs in the elite English football league, but getting back there won’t be easy. There are plenty of teams who have the same plan, Cardiff’s next rival included.
Both Derby and Cardiff are among the favorites for getting promoted, although not many pundits actually believe these two could get promoted directly. Instead, many think we might see these two in the promotion play-offs. Of course, it’s a long way until then. These two first need to do very well in the regular season, which has only started a month ago.
And so far, neither team has been too impressive. After six rounds, Derby have only six points, while Cardiff are only a little bit better with two points more. These two teams need to improve their game as soon as possible, which is why it’s certain their players are going to be very motivated in this match. Still, for both sides, the number 1 priority is not to lose another game. This is why you can expect them to work hard defensively while looking for their chances from carefully planned actions. We probably won’t see the players rushing toward the goal too much in this duel.
For all these reasons, a draw seems like a pretty probable scenario. And when it comes to goals, we should not see too many of them. Even though four of their previous five duels saw at least two goals, something like that should not happen on Friday.
Our Derby vs Cardiff prediction: draw
Derby vs Cardiff correct score prediction: 1:1
Derby Form and Latest News
Last season, the man in charge of this team was Frank Lampard. He’s gone to Chelsea and their new manager, Phillip Cocu hasn’t been doing great. Since the start of the new season, this team has lost two matches, drew three, and one only one game. They need to improve their form ASAP! But, that won’t be easy against Cardiff, one of the strongest teams in the league.
Cardiff Form and Latest News
Unlike Derby, Cardiff decided to stick to their manager from last season. Neil Warnock is still in charge of the team, but things haven’t been going his way since the beginning of the season. Still, his side is without a defeat for three rounds, showing that their form is improving. Not losing another game is what they have in mind for the weekend.
Derby vs Cardiff Predicted Lineups
Derby predicted lineup: Roos – Keogh, Bielik, Lowe, Buchanan – Knight, Huddlestone, Dowel, Evens, Lawrence – Marriott
Cardiff predicted lineup: Smithies – Morrison, Flint, Peltier, Bennett – Ralls, Bacuna, Tomlin, Whyte Murphy – Glatzel
Other Derby vs Cardiff betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @2.00
First half draw @2.20