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Cardiff City vs Aston Villa Betting Tips and Odds
To British sides will play a Memorial match in remembrance of Peter Whittingham who played for both clubs.
This will be a friendly encounter that was arranged three months ago to remember Peter Whittingham who once wore a jersey from both clubs. Both teams are restarting their training before the season continues which will come a bit quicker for Cardiff City who is playing in the Championship.
Under 2.5 Goals
Both teams have trouble scoring goals. Cardiff City is one of only three teams in the Championship who scored fewer than 20 goals this season, and their lack of goal-scoring is the main reason why the team is close to the relegation zone. Those problems also exist within the Aston Villa squad, but at least they got some wins lately to move them toward the upper part of the Premier League table.
General information about Cardiff City vs Aston Villa
Cardiff City's last five league matches: WLWLL
Aston Villa's last five league matches: WLWLW
Cardiff City needs a positive result
Yes, this will be a friendly match, but both teams will try to get some positive feelings out of it. The Welsh team is dangerously close to the relegation zone which is something they want to avoid at all costs. They have scored only 17 goals this season which makes their attack the worst in the Championship. A couple of weeks ago they have changed their manager, Mark Hudson took over and he won't have much time to settle before the season restarts and the fight to remain in the league continues. The strange thing is, even though they are only a point away from the relegation zone, Cardiff City is also seven points in distance from the top six position. Not many people think about that fact at this time with the team struggling to get wins.
Cardiff City predicted lineup: Allsop, Nkounkou, Kipre, Ng, Romeo, Ralls, Wintle, O'Dowda, Sang, Harris, Robinson.
Just like their opponents, Aston Villa also changed its manager recently. About a month ago Steven Gerrard was fired, and Unai Emery was brought in to save the season. So far, so good for the Spanish tactician who did a fine job for the past two seasons with Villareal. He already worked in the Premier League in the past, failing to win over fans at Arsenal. But, this is a new chapter for the Spaniard, and since his arrival, the team has played much better. They won three out of their last four games which moved them to the 12th position in the rankings with some breathing space from the bottom section of the table.
Aston Villa predicted lineup: Olsen, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Ings.
Cardiff City: Jamilu Collins is injured.
Aston Villa: Emiliano Martinez is at the World Cup. Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara, and Philippe Coutinho are injured.
Cardiff City vs Aston Villa FAQ
- When was the last time these teams met? – In 2018, Aston Villa won 1-0
- Where is the match being played? – Cardiff City Stadium
- What is the purpose of this match? – It is a friendly match that will be remembered Peter Whittingham who once played for both clubs