Odds: Cardiff 8/1, Draw 9/2, Man City 7/25
Kick Off: 1600, 28/01/2018
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: BBC One
Manchester City have already booked one trip to Wembley this week and will now look to come through a tricky FA Cup trip to Cardiff.
However, the Blues did show some defensive frailties again in Tuesday’s 3-2 EFL Cup semi-final second-leg win at Bristol City.
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Cardiff’s season looked in danger of imploding when they suffered four straight Championship defeats over the festive period and then only drew at home to Mansfield in this competition.
However, the Bluebirds got back on track by beating Sunderland 4-0 in the league before prevailing 4-1 in their FA Cup replay at Field Mill.
Last weekend’s draw at Sheffield Wednesday wasn’t the most entertaining of contests, but that point kept City third in the table and still very much in the promotion race.
Neil Warnock’s side will struggle to contain the Premier League leaders but are fancied to have their moments going forward.
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Pep Guardiola took no chances when travelling to Ashton Gate with a 2-1 advantage, naming a full-strength team, other than replacing Ederson with Claudio Bravo.
The Spaniard also made just a few changes for the recent 4-1 defeat of Burnley in this competition, so it seems reasonable to assume there will be another strong line-up in Wales.
Guardiola insisted his players must learn from the way Bristol City battled back from 2-0 down to draw level on the night, admitting the Blues “lost control” before Kevin De Bruyne eased any injury-time nerves.
However, he expects a fresh challenge this weekend, commenting: “We are going to prepare completely different against Cardiff to how we prepared for Bristol City, because Cardiff, they play a lot of long balls.”
That attention to detail should see the Blues through again and 9/1 for a 3-1 away win completes our Cardiff vs Man City betting tips.
Sheff Wed 0-0 CARDIFF
Bristol City 2-3 MAN CITY – Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne
Head-to-head: Man City 4-2 Cardiff, Cardiff 3-2 Man City
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