Odds: Sheff Wed 9/5, Draw 11/5, Cardiff 3/2
Kick Off: 1730, 20/01/2018
TV: Sky Sports
Cardiff have recovered well from four straight defeats over the festive period and now look a team to follow again ahead of Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
The Bluebirds produced a second-half blitz to beat Sunderland 4-0 and again came on strong after the interval in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay win at Mansfield.
A Look At Sheffield Wednesday’s Betting Odds
Sheffield Wednesday also enjoyed a confidence-boosting FA Cup success in midweek when seeing off Carlisle 2-0 at this venue.
New manager Jos Luhukay had previously emerged from his first game in charge with a commendable point in the Steel City derby stalemate at Bramall Lane.
Portuguese striker Marcos Matias highlighted how a change at the top can inspire players to pick up when scoring for the first time since March 2016 against the Cumbrians and then setting up Atdhe Nuhiu for the second.
However, we still need more positive evidence to erase the memories of three straight home defeats in this division for the Owls.
Looking at the Sheff Wed vs Cardiff odds, we prefer 35/4 for a 2-1 away win.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff are still very much in the hunt for promotion, with last week’s demolition of the Black Cats strengthening their position in third place, 14 spots and 19 points above Wednesday.
Neil Warnock admitted his side were “lethargic over Christmas”, but Callum Paterson is convinced they are now back on track.
The Scotland international said: “Hopefully we’ve got our wobble out of the way and now the only way is up.
“It was just a blip and everyone has them, so hopefully we can put it behind us and move on.”
With City having been drawing at half-time in their last five games, we like 5/1 for the scores to be level at the break and then the Bluebirds to win for our Sheff Wed vs Cardiff betting tips.
SHEFF WED 2-0 Carlisle – Marco Matias, Atdhe Nuhiu
Mansfield 1-4 CARDIFF – Bruno Ecuele Manga, Junior Hoilett (2), Anthony Pilkington
Head-to-head: Cardiff 1-1 Sheff Wed, Sheff Wed 1-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 1-1 Sheff Wed, Sheff Wed 3-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-2 Sheff Wed
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