Sheffield United vs Cardiff – Championship: The 9th place hosts the vice-leaders that
don’t want to lose ground to Wolverhampton.
With 2 losses, 3 draws and 3 losses on the last 8 matches, Sheffield United is a consistent team when playing at home, having a record of 11 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses and a record of 29 goals scored and 16 goals conceded.
Their defence is solid playing at home, which means it isn’t easy to score against this Sheffield team, who counts with an average of 0.84 goals conceded per match when playing at home.
The attack improves and the defence gets more solid when playing at home. On the last 4 matches, they’ve conceded 2 goals, against QPR and Leeds, beating Burton and drawing 0-0 against Nottingham Forest.
At home, they’ve only lost by the minimum margin, which highlights the fact that their defence doesn’t concede a lot of goals. It is at home that they conquer more points and that we can clearly see some improvements on their game.
Playing away from home, this Cardiff team conquers less points, with only 39% of their points being conquered in that condition, and also having the worst defensive record in that condition and also a less effective offensive record.
However, they score on average 1.28 goals per match away from home, and they concede 1 goal per match on average, having kept a clean sheet in 6 of the 19 matches played away from home.
Cardiff seems to be a team that plays the bare minimum to win, normally conceding needless goals so I think they will have a tough task here to avoid conceding against Sheffield.
Being unbeaten on their last 12 matches, they’ve scored on their last 10, and they only failed to score on 4 occasions away from home, conceding goals in 3 of their last 4 matches.
Sheffield United vs Cardiff – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With a Cardiff team that has been conceding goals with some consistency away from home, and with relative ease to score and wanting to win this match.
I think this will be a closely contested duel, with goals for both sides, which means “Both teams to score” is my bet here.
|Both teams to score||