Cardiff vs Watford prediction, odds & betting tips 07/10/2023

Cardiff
07/10/23 - 15:00

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Cardiff - Watford

England Championship - Cardiff City Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Top Odds and Best Predictions for Cardiff vs Watford

Cardiff's excellent run of results was stopped earlier in the week, but the Welsh side is eager to bring back the momentum that brought them close to the top six of the Championships standings.

Cardiff to Win

  • The home team recorded six wins in the last ten matches in all competitions
  • Watford won once in the past five games
  • Cardiff lost three straight home matches to Watford

Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • Cardiff had two BTTS games in the past five outings
  • Watford covered this bet twice in the last five matches
  • Four out of the previous five h2h battles ended with both teams scoring

Current Statistics and Odds for Cardiff vs Watford prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

13/03/21

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Watford

Watford

1

2

05/12/20

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

1

22/02/19

England Premier League EPL

Cardiff

Cardiff

Watford

Watford

1

5

15/12/18

England Premier League EPL

Watford

Watford

Cardiff

Cardiff

3

2

28/07/15

Europe Friendlies Europe

Cardiff

Cardiff

Watford

Watford

2

1

Last Five - Cardiff

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Cardiff

Cardiff

5

2

L

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Cardiff

Cardiff

4

1

L

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

W

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Cardiff

Cardiff

3

1

L

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

1

W

Last Five - Watford

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Watford

Watford

3

1

L

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Watford

Watford

0

1

W

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Watford

Watford

3

2

L

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

This is how the bookies have set up the Cardiff vs Watford odds:

Cardiff odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

Watford odds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

Even though Watford is a long way off Cardiff when it comes to the current standings, the bookmakers believe that the visiting side has a decent chance of taking this match. However, Cardiff is still the expected winner but only by a probability margin of 40 percent which is only four percentage points higher than what Watford can offer. Follow the latest picks and predictions from our very own football betting tips today page and these are a couple of choices for this Cardiff vs Watford clash: Cardiff Win alongside BTTS can get you odds of 5/1 (5.00) – 20% and Over 1.5 First-Half Goals option gives you an odds value of 9/5 (2.80) – 35.7%.

Match Preview, Team Information, and Cardiff vs Watford Lineups

Cardiff

The Welsh team had a four-game winning streak snapped by Middlesbrough on Tuesday, but now they await a Watford team whose form has been troubling this season, to say the least. Yakou Meite, Aaron Ramsey, Callum O'Dowda, and Josh Bowler are injured.

Predicted lineup: Alnwick, Goutas, Adams, McGuinness, Ng, Siopis, Ralls, Wintle, Tanner, Etete, Grant.

Watford

Over the last few years, Watford has been known mostly for changing coaches regularly. Valerien Ismael has been appointed in July and already he is in trouble. Every other defeat could be his last game at the helm. Ken Sema is expected to miss the game.

Predicted lineup: Bachmann, Porteous, Ngakia, Hoedt, Lewis, Louza, Sierralta, Dele-Bashiru, Bayo, Ince, Chakvetadze.

Player to Watch: Kion Etete

The 21-year-old striker is in his second season with Cardiff after arriving from Tottenham and this campaign he has been doing a good job of progressing into a player that the Welsh team wanted to see when they brought him into the fold. Despite playing only about a quarter of all the minutes available through eight games this term, Etete scored twice.

Even though he is still very young, Etete has changed a lot of clubs in the past five years going from Notts County to Tottenham and moving to Northampton and Cheltenham on loan while he finally settled at Cardiff whose management was willing to give him a proper chance.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Cardiff

Cardiff
4-3-3
21
Jak Alnwick
gb
17
Jamilu Collins
ng
4
Dimitris Goutas
gr
5
Mark McGuinness
ie
38
Perry Ng
gb
6
Ryan Wintle
gb
8
Joe Ralls
gb
23
Manolis Siopis
gr
16
Karlan Grant
gb
12
Ike Ugbo
ca
32
Ollie Tanner
gb
Substitutes
24
Jonathan Panzo
gb
14
Josh Bowler
gb
13
Runar Runarsson
is
19
Romaine Sawyers
kn
18
Ebou Adams
gm
2
Mahlon Romeo
ag
27
Rubin Colwill
gb
47
Callum Robinson
ie
25
Kieron Evans
gb

Watford

Watford
4-3-3
1
Daniel Bachmann
at
2
Jeremy Ngakia
gb
3
Francisco Sierralta
cl
4
Wesley Hoedt
nl
6
Jamal Lewis
gb
39
Edo Kayembe
cd
8
Jake Livermore
gb
24
Tom Dele-Bashiru
ng
18
Yaser Asprilla
co
19
Vakoun Issouf Bayo
ci
37
Matheus Martins
br
Substitutes
9
Mileta Rajovic
dk
10
Imran Louza
ma
42
James Morris
gb
5
Ryan Porteous
gb
16
Giorgi Chakvetadze
ge
26
Ben Hamer
gb
14
Rhys Healey
gb
7
Tom Ince
gb
11
Ismael Kone
ca


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