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.
Last Cardiff line-up: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Arter, Murphy, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Niasse, Hoilett.
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.
CARDIFF 2-0 West Ham – Junior Hoilett, Victor Camarasa
Everton 2-0 CHELSEA
Head-to-head: Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff
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