Cardiff vs Sunderland: Black Cats appeal on solid away form

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Odds: Cardiff 39/50, Draw 5/2, Sunderland 7/2

Kick Off: 1230, 13/01/2018

Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Sunderland are stuck at the bottom of the Championship table but their away form has been fine of late and that makes them an interesting proposition at Cardiff on Saturday.

The Black Cats have picked up seven points from their last four road trips, via wins at Burton and Nottingham Forest, plus a draw with runaway leaders Wolves.

With their next opponents very much on the slide in recent weeks, 7/2 for the visitors to prevail is decent value in our Cardiff vs Sunderland betting predictions.

A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds

Cardiff followed up four straight Championship defeats with another disappointing display when held to a goalless draw by League Two Mansfield in the FA Cup at this venue.

Neil Warnock has been incensed by some contentious refereeing decisions during the current dip in form, but he also admits a number of his players have “hit a brick wall” in terms of their fitness.

City are still third in the table, but most pundits would agree they were punching above their weight when talk of automatic promotion was being bandied about.

Those heightened expectations have increased the pressure, especially when playing in front of their own supporters, and that isn’t helping matters now the tide has turned against them.

The Bluebirds have failed to score in four of their last nine home games, so 21/4 for an away win to nil takes the eye from the Cardiff vs Sunderland odds.

A Look At Sunderland’s Betting Odds

Sunderland’s hopes of an FA Cup run were quickly dashed by a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough in the third round, but Chris Coleman was content with the fight shown by his side that day.

The former Wales manager can now focus on trying to get the Black Cats out of the relegation zone and there have been enough positive results of late to suggest he is up to the task.

Obviously, there will be some bumps along the road, as when losing at home to Barnsley on New Year’s Day, but three wins and a couple of draws from eight league games gives Sunderland something to build on.

The last two of those victories have been by a 1-0 scoreline and 19/2 for them to grind out another such win here is added to our Cardiff vs Sunderland betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

CARDIFF 0-0 Mansfield

Middlesbrough 2-0 SUNDERLAND

Head-to-head: Sunderland 1-2 Cardiff

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.

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