Kick-off: 1230, 18/08/2018
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Cardiff vs Newcastle
Newcastle showed enough promise in their opening loss to Tottenham to suggest they can prove a cut above Premier League new boys Cardiff in Wales.
City were soundly beaten at Bournemouth on their return to the top flight and are odds-on to go straight back down at the end of the season.
The Magpies did the double over the Bluebirds in the Championship a couple of years ago and 7/4 for an away win is our first Cardiff vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff produced plenty of fight but created little when beaten 2-0 by the Cherries and would have lost by more had Neil Etheridge not saved a first-half penalty.
City captain Sean Morrison almost bagged a 65th-minute strike but Asmir Begovic scrambled the ball away after substitute Josh Murphy, on for his first appearance following an £11million move from Norwich, had hooked towards goal.
Manager Neil Warnock refused to be downbeat and urged his players to have more belief about competing in the top flight.
He said: “I thought we grew into it in the second half and if Morrison’s a little bit more agile, that would have been a good equaliser and it would have been interesting for the rest of the game.”
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle also ended up empty handed after losing 2-1 to Tottenham, with Joselu netting in between Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli strikes as all the goals came in the first 21 minutes.
However, the Magpies really gave it a go in the second period, with Mohamed Diame and Salomon Rondon both hitting the woodwork as United fought for some reward in front of a crowd of 51,749.
Rafael Benitez was left bemoaning his side’s luck and said: “We deserved at least a draw.
“We played against a very good team, you could see the quality that they have.
“But at the same time, you could see our team spirit, our work-rate and also the chances that we had, so I think we deserved a little bit more.”
United did quite well on the road last season, prevailing at Swansea, West Ham, Stoke and Leicester, as well as picking up four draws.
This is the type of away game they can win and 19/2 for a 2-1 scoreline completes our Cardiff vs Newcastle betting tips.
Bournemouth 2-0 CARDIFF
NEWCASTLE 1-2 Tottenham – Joselu
Head-to-head: Cardiff 0-2 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-1 Cardiff
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