Kick-off: 1730, 22/12/2018
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: BT Sport
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What Trueform says for Cardiff vs Man Utd
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have little time to address the turmoil at Manchester United following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and Cardiff could be a value bet to take advantage in South Wales.
The Bluebirds have won four of their last five Premier League home games and another white-hot atmosphere is expected for this fixture.
Our Trueform chart suggests there isn’t much between these teams at the moment, so 19/4 for City to prevail is tempting enough to be our initial Cardiff vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff have still only picked up one point on the road this season following a 3-2 defeat by Watford, but they did show plenty of spirit at Vicarage Road.
The Bluebirds rallied from 3-0 down after 68 minutes, with Junior Hoilett and Bobby Reid hitting the target.
“They did well, they never give up,” said Neil Warnock, who also joked: “I don’t mind losing away if we win every home match.”
City have sent Fulham, Brighton, Wolves and Southampton packing since the international break and this would be their biggest scalp to date.
In what could be an open game, 35/4 for a home win and both teams to score stands out from the Cardiff vs Man Utd odds.
Last Cardiff line-up: Etheridge, Bennett, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bamba, Arter, Murphy, Paterson, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Hoilett.
Cardiff defender Joe Bennett is doubtful, with Lee Peltier and Greg Cunningham on standby to deputise, while Jazz Richards will be checked after a recent hamstring problem.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Mourinho was sacked after a 3-1 loss at Liverpool meant United have made their worst start to a Premier League season.
Jesse Lingard gave the Red Devils a lifeline at Anfield when pouncing on an Alisson blunder to cancel out Sadio Mane’s opener.
However, the leaders dominated for large parts of that match and two deflected shots from substitute Xherdan Shaqiri ultimately proved decisive.
Mourinho’s exit may be welcomed by some high-profile players who had clearly fallen out with the Portuguese manager, notably Paul Pogba.
Solskjaer has been put in charge until the end of the season and said: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”
However, this is still a team sadly lacking in confidence, so the temptation is to take them on until things turn around.
Let’s finish off our Cardiff vs Man Utd betting tips by snapping up 13/10 for the Bluebirds to avoid defeat.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Bailly, Young, Dalot, Darmian, Lingard, Herrera, Matic, Lukaku, Rashford.
United striker Romelu Lukaku looks set to miss out after being given time off for compassionate leave, while Alexis Sanchez is still sidelined.
Chris Smalling is a doubt after pulling up injured in the warm-up at Liverpool last weekend, but Luke Shaw will be hoping to return to the fold.
Watford 3-2 CARDIFF – Junior Hoilett, Bobby Reid
Liverpool 3-1 MAN UTD – Jesse Lingard
Head-to-head: Man Utd 2-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-2 Man Utd
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