Cardiff vs Barnsley – Championship: The Welsh have an excellent opportunity tomorrow to get closer to Wolves
At least provisionally, since Wolves only play on the 7th.
In case they win here, they stay only 3 points behind the leaders. After a really poor end of the year, Cardiff, since their victory on January 13th against Sunderland, has never lost a single league match on this year of 2018, currently having 4 consecutive wins.
This good moment of form has certainly increased the team’s motivational level to try and reach 1st place in the league, taking advantage of Wolves’ poor moment of form.
Statistically, they are doing better at home, only having 2 losses and 3 draws on the 17 matches played, which on such a competitive league as the Championship is very good.
This is a team that is mainly looking to be cohesive defensively, and on this latest period, they seem to be even more assertive, not exposing itself to mistakes a lot and not scoring many goals.
Barnsley with José Morais as manager has gotten 4 points in 3 matches (1 win against Birmingham and 1 draw against Hull) and they are right now in the 1st place outside of the relegation zone.
And therefore, they have a clearly different objective than their opponents tomorrow, since they are looking to avoid relegation.
The stats aren’t very favourable for them, since on their away matches, they were only able to get 4 wins, with 8 losses and 5 draws on the remaining matches. However, they have a very similar average of goals scored and conceded in that condition, of about 1 goal per match.
Cardiff vs Barnsley – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Upon the circumstances, Cardiff is more than obliged to win here, being able to get closer to 1st place, but they will face a team that is desperately fighting to avoid relegation,
which makes these matches at the final stretch of the season between the top and the bottom of the league table much more competitive.