After a couple of failed play-off attempts in the last two seasons Cardiff could do with reaching the promised land in automatic fashion, and at present they are going about things in the right way.
Malky Mackay’s men are unbeaten in their last nine games winning seven of those and demonstrated their Premier League credentials with a midweek Carling Cup win over Blackburn Rovers.
The fact that result was a surprise to so few showed what a competent unit Cardiff are these days – especially on their own patch. The imaginatively named Cardiff City Stadium is very much the Blues’ home and on their own patch they’ve been in ominous form, winning their last five on the bounce and nine in thirteen in all competitions this season.
Therefore,bwin’s 3Way football betting market has Cardiff at evens to carry on that run against a Birmingham side who started the season with similar designs to their hosts but have since had to reappraise.
After dropping from the top flight in May, Brum were expected to mount a serious challenge to return at the first time of asking but so far that’s looked nothing more than a pipe dream.
They’re loitering in eleventh with their endeavours in the Europa League hardly assisting a domestic drive. After continental exertions the Blues have picked up just seven points from a possible 18 and have succumbed in tricky away trips at Middlesbrough and Southampton.
After Wednesday’s defeat in Braga they’re priced at a lengthy 53/20 to come out of Wales clutching all three points, with the draw at 9/4 and the draw-Birmingham double at 3/4.
In fact, it’s not just after clocking up the air miles in which Birmingham have struggled on the road as the side from the second city have lost half of their twelve games on their travels so far.
On the face of it, this looks like the lesser-spotted Championship banker, so seek to add value to your bet, and one which jumps right off the page is Cardiff with over 2.5 goals in the game at 21/10.
After all, there have been an average of 3.11 goals in Cardiff’s home games this season.
However, the best bet could be a Cardiff multiple of 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 at 4/1.
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