Cardiff City vs Arsenal
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Cardiff City vs Arsenal | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Cardiff City have one aim this season and that’s to avoid relegation. The Bluebirds finished second in the Championship last season and were immediately installed as the favourites for the drop by the bookmakers. Neil Warnock has a great record of managing in the Championship but can he keep Cardiff City up against the odds? This season sees a huge change for Arsenal as they begin life under a new manager following the reign of Arsene Wenger. Things did not work out well for the Frenchman towards the end of his managerial career with the Gunners but he left a lasting legacy. Can Unai Emery come in and steer Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League?
Cardiff City were always going to find life tough in the Premier League. The club from the Welsh capital last played in the Premier League in 2013/14 and were immediately relegated back to the Championship. They have yet to win a game this season and with the international break coming up, now would be a good time to change that statistic. Arsenal cannot afford to drop points against the team tipped to finish bottom of the table. The Gunners want to return to the Champions League next season and challenge the top four places. That means winning games at teams like Cardiff City. The Gunners cannot afford any slip-ups and need the 3 points.
Cardiff City started the season with a trip to Bournemouth and looked a little nervous as they fell to a 2-0 defeat. Their following match was at home against Newcastle United and Cardiff City survived a late penalty to earn a point thanks to a 0-0 draw. The third match at Huddersfield Town also ended 0-0 and Cardiff City are in search of their first goal of the season in the Premier League.
Arsenal faced Manchester City on the opening day at home and fell to a 2-0 defeat. The difficult start continued for Emery as he took the Gunners to Stamford Bridge and lost 3-2 to Chelsea. The performance was better but the result was not. Their third game was at home to West Ham United last weekend and Arsenal picked up a much-needed first win of the season, defeating the Hammers 3-1.
Cardiff City vs Arsenal | Head-to-Head
Cardiff City and Arsenal have met 44 times in their history, with the Gunners leading the way on 20 wins and Cardiff City winning 10 games. There have been 14 draws and Arsenal won both matches to nil the last time they met in the Premier League.
Odds and Predictions
Considering the start Cardiff City have made and their tag as favourites for relegation, Arsenal were always going to be the team to beat in this match, regardless of their own form. Even as the home team, Cardiff City are out at 6.00 to win this game, with the draw available at 4.00. Arsenal as the favourites to win at just 1.53. Cardiff City have been happy to keep things tight in their last two league games and will be hoping to contain Arsenal in this match. That could lead to few goal scoring chances, especially for the home team and you can get 4.00 for Arsenal to win and under 2.5 goals. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to get off the mark this season for Arsenal but continues to get into good positions to score goals. The former Borussia Dortmund striker will be keen to get his first goal of the season and can be backed at 3.50 to open the scoring.
Cardiff City vs Arsenal | Top Betting Tip: Arsenal (0-2)
Cardiff City have picked up a point in each of their last two Premier League games but could be left searching for their first win come the final whistle of this match. Arsenal are much the stronger team and should break down the home side to win.