Cardiff City vs Watford Betting Preview – 22/02/2019

Cardiff City vs Watford Betting Preview – 22/02/2019

Cardiff City vs Watford

Cardiff City return to home turf this Friday for a tough matchup against Watford, looking to build upon their recent winning form. The hosts have had little to cheer about in the Premier League this season and look to spend the rest of it battling to stay clear of the bottom three, which they sit just one point clear of. This is a fixture that Javi Gracia will fully expect to secure three points from his side showing great form this season. The first meeting between these sides made for an exciting game, which featured five goals that were split 3-2 in favour of the Hornets.

Cardiff City have little room for error for the remainder of the season if they plan on staying up in the Premier League this season, as they currently sit down in 17th just one point clear if the bottom three. Neil Warnock will be confident that his side can secure at least a point on Friday, with them heading into this match having won their last two on the bounce. The Bluebirds most recent victory came against Southampton who they beat 2-1. The hosts will arrive at their home stadium as the underdogs and can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 2/1.

With just 24 goals scored this season, Cardiff have scored the third-fewest in the league and with 47 goals conceded they hold one of the poorest defensive records in the league. Three of Cardiff’s last five games have seen them both score and concede. Bet365 has both teams to score in this meeting priced at 3/4. Bobby Reid sits as joint top goalscorer for his side alongside Callum Paterson and with two goals in his last two games and looks most likely to score. The forward can be backed to score anytime with Betway at a price of 21/10.

Watford have surprised many with their efforts in the Premier League season and Javi Gracia will have little to complain about with his sides current progress. The Hornets sit up in eighth place and sit in a good position to finish this season strongly. Like their opponents, Watford have also won their last two games on the bounce and have only lost one of their last five. The Hornets picked up their most recent three points against  Everton which was followed by a 1-0 win over QPR in the FA Cup. SkyBet has Watford to win priced at 11/8.

The Hornets strength defensively has been key to their success this season and over the course of the season have conceded just 34 goals. Over the last five fixtures, they have managed to keep four clean sheets and SkyBet has them to keep another priced at 15/8. Troy Deeney sits at joint top goalscorer with Roberto Pereyra on six goals and the forward can be backed to score anytime, with Betway at a price of 5/2.

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