Kick-off: 1500, 26/12/2018
Stadium: Selhurst Park
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What Trueform says for Crystal Palace vs Cardiff
Crystal Palace should be brimming with confidence after following up a home win over Leicester with a shock triumph at Manchester City.
Cardiff could still be shell-shocked from a 5-1 drubbing by Manchester United in Wales and have only picked up one point from eight Premier League away games.
The Eagles have led at half-time for all five of their top-flight triumphs this term and 3/2 for them to be ahead at the interval and prevail here is our opening Crystal Palace vs Cardiff prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace stunned the reigning champions and Premier League title favourites by coming from behind to win 3-2 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Jeff Schlupp cancelled out Ilkay Gundogan’s opener, before Andros Townsend’s wonder strike and a Luka Milivojevic penalty put the Eagles in dreamland.
Kevin De Bruyne pulled one back on 85 minutes and Gabriel Jesus then had a great chance to level things up, but Roy Hodgson’s side held on.
Regarding the clash with Cardiff, midfielder Milivojevic said: “It will be a totally different game, but to score three goals to win against Man City, I am so proud. That gives you a lot of confidence.”
The Eagles secured clean-sheet wins over Burnley and Leicester in their last couple of games at Selhurst Park and go into this match with a ton of momentum.
Looking at the Crystal Palace vs Cardiff odds, there is obvious appeal in 8/5 for another win to nil against such poor travellers.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp, Wan-Bissaka, Milivojevic, Meyer, Townsend, McArthur, Zaha.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff were a touch unlucky to come up against a United side rejuvenated by a change in leadership, but it was still a laboured display, with only a Victor Camarasa penalty offering some respite.
Neil Warnock admitted: “We are a bit shell-shocked, but you have got to keep going. We need to get more points away from home, really. It’s as simple as that.”
Warnock’s men had previously shown plenty of spirit late on in a 3-2 loss at Watford, having gone 3-0 down on 68 minutes.
However, just three goals scored from their first seven top-flight road trips tells its own story.
Let’s finish off our Crystal Palace vs Cardiff betting tips by taking 7/1 for a 2-0 home victory.
Last Cardiff line-up: Etheridge, Bennett, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bamba, Arter, Murphy, Paterson, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Hoilett.
Man City 2-3 CRYSTAL PALACE – Jeff Schlupp, Andros Townsend, Luka Milivojevic (pen)
CARDIFF 1-5 Man Utd – Victor Camarasa (pen)
Head-to-head: Cardiff 0-3 Palace, Palace 2-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-1 Palace, Palace 3-2 Cardiff, Palace 1-2 Cardiff, Cardiff 1-0 Palace
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