Kick-off: 1330, 02/09/2018
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Cardiff vs Arsenal
Arsenal have achieved a couple of high Trueform ratings for their last two Premier League displays and are fancied to prove a class apart from Cardiff in Wales.
The Bluebirds are coming off back-to-back draws against Newcastle and Huddersfield but there are concerns over their attacking capabilities.
City have yet to score a top-flight goal and 7/4 for the Gunners to win to nil is our first Cardiff vs Arsenal prediction.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Neil Warnock will be reasonably content with picking up a couple of early points but Cardiff now face Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in an unforgiving September schedule.
“We’re in the Premier League and that’s how it is, at least we’ve got three easy games coming up to get a goal on the board,” joked the manager.
Reflecting on the Huddersfield match, he added: “We should have won and I’m disappointed we didn’t. I was pleased with the shape but we didn’t have enough in the final third again.”
That was the second time the Bluebirds had failed to break down a team reduced to 10 men, so more spark up front is definitely needed.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Unai Emery received a welcome boost when West Ham’s Issa Diop scored in his own net to put the Gunners 2-1 up on 70 minutes and the victory wasn’t wrapped up until Danny Welbeck netted in the closing stages.
However, it was still a fair effort after falling behind to a Marko Arnautovic strike, with wing-back Hector Bellerin also hitting the target and getting two assists.
Our followers were certainly happy with the result, as we landed a 10/1 correct score selection amongst three winning tips on that match.
Bellerin told Arsenal Media. “We’ve been working hard now for the last two months, so we knew it was just a question of time.
“We had two tough games to start after lots of changes at the club. We knew it was a question of time, a question of scoring the chances that we had.”
The Gunners are clearly going the right way after previously showing plenty of promise in a 3-2 loss at Chelsea and we feel they are worth following again here.
It may be tight early on, but 17/5 for a draw at half-time and then the visitors to prevail completes our Cardiff vs Arsenal betting tips.
Huddersfield 0-0 CARDIFF
ARSENAL 3-1 West Ham – Nacho Monreal, Issa Diop (og), Danny Welbeck
Head-to-head: Arsenal 2-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal
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