Kick-off: 1405, 31/03/2019
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Cardiff vs Chelsea
Cardiff are fighting hard for their Premier League survival and are an attractive price to get the better of Chelsea on home turf.
The Blues travel to Wales having lost four of their last five away fixtures in this competition, so it is tempting to take them on again here.
Punters can get 13/2 for City to secure an upset victory and that is our opening Cardiff vs Chelsea prediction.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff bounced back from a trio of defeats in fine style when beating West Ham 2-0 at this venue, with Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa on target.
“I thought we were fabulous,” Neil Warnock told BBC Sport Wales. “It just brings a few more clubs back into the pack, makes a few more clubs nervous.
“You could see the confidence we took from it. There were a lot of positives and a lot of answering of critics. I couldn’t ask much more of them.”
The Bluebirds have had their limitations exposed at times this term, but that was a sixth home win and they are still very much in contention to avoid a quick return to the Championship.
Looking at the Cardiff vs Chelsea odds, we reckon 33/20 for City not to lose is another value option.
Last Cardiff line-up: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Arter, Murphy, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Niasse, Hoilett.
Cardiff are without Callum Paterson, who damaged ankle ligaments playing for Scotland in their Euro 2020 qualifier in San Marino and will play no further part this season.
Sol Bamba (knee ligaments) and Matthew Connolly (dislocated ankle) are also sidelined, but Harry Arter is expected to feature after missing the Republic of Ireland’s victory over Georgia on Tuesday.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Maurizio Sarri’s position came under fresh scrutiny after Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat at Everton left them down in sixth place in the table.
The Blues dominated possession in the first half at Goodison Park but then faded badly following the interval.
“We played probably the best 45 minutes of the season and then suddenly at the beginning of the second half we stopped playing – I don’t know why,” said Sarri.
“It is impossible that the situation is a physical problem, because if it is, you can go down gradually, not in one second.
“It is very difficult for me to explain the change. Probably it is a mental block.”
Question marks over whether Sarri has lost the support of his dressing room have left a dark cloud hanging over this team.
Let’s take a punt on City to prevail 2-1 at 19/1 to complete our Cardiff vs Chelsea betting tips.
Last Chelsea line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Higuain, Hazard, Pedro.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek is expected to shake off a back issue in time, while Davide Zappacosta’s ankle problem will be assessed, as will Ethan Ampadu’s back concern.
CARDIFF 2-0 West Ham – Junior Hoilett, Victor Camarasa
Everton 2-0 CHELSEA
Head-to-head: Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff
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