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This match puts two of the Championship's wiliest managers against one another in Mick McCarthy and Neil Warnock. Who will come out on top? Find out with our Cardiff vs Middlesbrough match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Cardiff vs Middlesbrough: Our Tips

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Boro to extend Cardiff woe

There is no other place to start than Cardiff City's form. It has been absolutely horrific as they've lost seven games on the bounce and nine of their last 10. When you throw into the mix that Middlesbrough have won three of their last four including their last two things to strongly point towards an away victory. The only thing McCarthy and co can cling to is the fact Boro have a poor record against them; they've only won one of the last five encounters at the Cardiff City stadium – that was back in 2014. It would be a shock if that barren spell doesn't end Saturday.

A low scoring match

Cardiff might have lost again on Wednesday evening but they did show signs of improvement against what is a very strong Fulham side. It means two of their last three matches have come up short of the 2.5 mark. Middlesbrough are well under the threshold though; all five of their previous five have finished with fewer than three goals with their game average in that period being 1.8 goals. The last six meetings between the sides where Cardiff have been the home side have been under 2.5 goals as well.

Cardiff to blanks

Our final prediction is for Cardiff to fail to score a goal. Not only has there form in respect of results been shocking but goal scoring is a real problem; it has been all season if we're honest even though they started out with a couple of results. Their seven game winless run has seen them score just one goal meaning they've blanked in six matches with four of them being consecutive games leading into this clash. Middlesbrough have kept two clean sheets in their last three.

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Cardiff vs Middlesbrough: Bluebirds wings to be clipped – again

The respective managers of Cardiff and Middlesbrough have both come under some pressure this season. Neil Warnock has overcome that pressure despite a rather ridiculous injury list with his Boro side now just three points off the top six. Mick McCarthy meanwhile looks like a dead man walking after seven losses. It's not just the defeats that have seen calls for McCarthy to go though but the nature of them. The football hasn't been good for a while and the losing run has seen 17 goals conceded and one scored. His old rival-come-friend could land the knockout blow on Saturday.

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Cardiff vs Middlesbrough Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? – Cardiff City Stadium
  • Who do the bookies have as favourites? – Cardiff
  • What time is KO? 12:30 GMT

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