Watford enjoyed 38% of the game’s possession and 4 of its 13 shots, which were on goal, were successful. Joo Pedro scored for Watford in the 54th second.
Bristol City made 11 efforts at goal against them, with 6 of those shots finding the back of the net. Bristol City’s own goal was scored by Harry Cornick in the sixth minute.
Watford has scored 10 goals in their last six games under Chris Wilder. The comparable total of goals they have given up in those games is 8. Watford have won their previous two games against Cardiff City without losing a league draw.
Cardiff City and their traveling supporters will be looking for a better outcome in this one after losing their previous match in Championship action against Sheffield United.
Sory Kaba (19′) was the lone scorer for Cardiff City. For Sheffield United, goals were scored by James McAtee (24′), Jack Robinson (54′), Iliman Ndiaye (80′), and Ciaran Clark (85′).
The numbers speak for themselves; Cardiff City has been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, giving up a total of 12 goals.
Cardiff City has obviously had some issues at the defense. Time will tell if the tendency in this game might persist despite previous results.
Watford vs Cardiff – Betting Analysis
Looking at their previous head-to-head matchups dating back to December 28, 2014, we can see that Watford has won 5 of them and Cardiff City has won 1, with 0 games being drawn.
There were also a number of goals scored during this time, 24 in total, which works out to 4 goals per game. Cardiff City defeated Watford 1-2 in their previous league meeting on Championship Match Day 19 on Tuesday, November 2, 2022.
Cardiff City enjoyed 52% of the game’s possession and 3 of its 11 efforts on goal were successful. Cédric Kipré (9′) was the only member of their team to register a goal.
Five of Watford’s 16 efforts on goal were on target. Ismael Sarr (59′) and Francisco Sierralta (38′) both scored. Keith Stroud served as the match official.
Chris Wilder, the manager of Watford, will be appreciative that there are no notable fitness worries before this match because he has a totally healthy group to pick from. Due to his suspension, Kortney Hause will be unable to participate in this contest.
Our prediction is that The Hornets will open the game in a 4-1-4-1 shape, with Daniel Bachmann, Ryan Andrews, Ryan Porteous, Wesley Hoedt, Hassane Kamara, Leandro Bacuna, Isma’la Sarr, Hamza Choudhury, Imran Louza, Joo Pedro, and Keinan Davis getting the nod.
Sabri Lamouchi, the manager of Cardiff City, must make decisions from a group that has some fitness issues. Jamilu Collins and Callum Robinson cannot be taken into consideration because of cruciate ligament injuries in their biceps femoris muscles.
We believe The Bluebirds may opt to use a 3-4-1-2 system with Ryan Allsop, Perry Ng, Cédric Kipré, Mark McGuinness, Jack Simpson, Andy Rinomhota, Ryan Wintle, Joe Ralls, J. Philogene-Bidace, Kion Etete, and Sory Kaba as the starting lineup.
When all things are considered, Watford has the ability to generate several shots on goal and convert them. Cardiff City, on the other hand, may struggle to get past their defense, though we do anticipate them getting to score as well.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking on the latest odds for this match in the 90 min. result market, the win for Watford is best priced at 1.97, going for a drawn result is 3.42 and putting your money on a victory for Cardiff City is 4.1. Those are the best market prices that can be secured at the current time.
Watford vs Cardiff – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Home Win