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Cardiff vs Rotherham: Our top betting tips
Cardiff are perilously close to the relegation zone right now and need three points here to guarantee the weekend doesn't end with them slipping into the bottom three. Can they get the win? Find out with our Cardiff vs Rotherham match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Calling it level
We begin our tips for this match by backing the points to be shared. Cardiff have lost each of their last three games and have just three wins across their last 10 matches. Rotherham meanwhile are winless in two games and, like their hosts, they've only won three of their past 10 games. When you then look at the respective home and away form, predicting a winner becomes even harder. Cardiff have won one, lost two and drawn two of their last five at home with Rotherham mirroring that form away from home. With the last meeting between these sides also ending in a draw, there is plenty of evidence to suggest backing a tie here is the best value shout.
Both teams will not score
Our next prediction for this match sees us backing at least one side to fluff their lines in front of goal. Cardiff have seen three of their last five – and each of their last two – home games end with at least one side failing to score. Rotherham meanwhile have seen just one of their last five away games end with both teams scoring. On top of both teams showing form in line with the ‘no' outcome, three of the last five head to head clashes played at the Cardiff City Stadium have seen at least one side blank.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Cardiff vs Rotherham
Can Cardiff edge away from relegation danger?
Rotherham had made a good start to the season but they're now slowing up, which most people expected. Cardiff, however, look likely to face a long old season as they struggle in the bottom quartile of the table. Anything but a win for the Bluebirds will be seen as a huge negative for them.
Cardiff already had a few issues where squad availability was concerned with Rubin Colwill and Ebou Adams amongst four injured and now they're without Callum Robinson too; he was red carded just minutes into the Welsh derby with Swansea.
Cardiff Predicted lineup – Allsop, Sang, Nelson, Kipre, Nkounkou, Ralls, Wintle, Rinomhota, Ojo, O'Dowda, Harris
Chiedozie Ogbene and Peter Kioso remain sidelined for the Millers but with Conor Washington, who has two goals in his last four, leading the line they'll be hopeful of getting a positive result.
Rotherham Predicted lineup – Johansson, Humphreys, Hall, Peltier, Harding, Bramall, Wiles, Barlaser, Odoffin, Washington, Kelly
A quickfire FAQ on Cardiff vs Rotherham
- Where is the match being hosted? – Cardiff City Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Cardiff
- What time does the match kick off? 3 PM GMT