Cardiff vs Preston: City and North End to share the spoils

Cardiff vs Preston: City and North End to share the spoils

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Odds: Cardiff 11/10, Draw 11/5, Preston 13/5

Kick Off: 1945, 29/12/2017

Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Cardiff face a test of character when hosting Preston after back-to-back defeats against Bolton and Fulham saw them slip down to third in the Championship table.

With North End having already beaten the Bluebirds 3-0 at Deepdale this season, Neil Warnock’s side do look vulnerable on Friday night.

The visitors are unbeaten in eight games and appeal at 11/5 to pick up a point in Wales for our Cardiff vs Preston betting predictions.

A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds

Warnock admitted Cardiff were simply outplayed by Fulham when going down 4-2 on Boxing Day to suffer a first home defeat in the Championship this term.

However, the manager stayed upbeat, stating: “Overall, I thought they were better than us, but it says a lot about us as a team that we kept going. I can’t fault them.”

Prior to that setback, the Bluebirds had won four straight games at this venue in an overall league record of eight victories and three draws in front of their own fans.

Those stats have to be respected, so 21/4 for a correct score of 1-1 catches the eye from the Cardiff vs Preston odds.

A Look At Preston North End’s Betting Odds

Preston have recovered well from a four-game losing run to record four wins and the same number of draws from their last eight matches.

The Lilywhites created the better chances in a goalless stalemate at Barnsley on Tuesday, with Jordan Hugill hitting the post and having another shot turned over the bar.

Alex Neil admitted his side “need to add more goals” to their game, but ninth spot, just four points off the play-off positions, is a solid slot with just over half of the season gone.

Another point here would be acceptable and 18/5 for the scores to be level at half-time and full-time is added to our Cardiff vs Preston betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

CARDIFF 2-4 Fulham – Kenneth Zohore, Callum Paterson

Barnsley 0-0 PRESTON

Head-to-head: Preston 3-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-0 Preston, Preston 3-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-1 Preston, Preston 0-0 Cardiff

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Best bets for Cardiff vs Preston

Match to be drawn @ 11/5

Correct score of 1-1 @ 21/4

Draw at HT and FT @ 18/5

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