Cardiff vs Huddersfield prediction, odds & betting tips 06/03/2024

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Cardiff vs Huddersfield prediction
Can Jack Rudoni score the goals to keep Huddersfield in the Championship? Photo by Icon Sport

Cardiff City take on Huddersfield on Wednesday, 6 March in a match that means more for the away side given their precarious position in the Championship table. Cardiff are currently lingering in midtable but are more than likely too far away from the top six to make a late playoff push while Huddersfield are in the thick of the relegation battle at the other end of the table. Ahead of the match, check out our Cardiff vs Huddersfield prediction below.

Cardiff vs Huddersfield prediction: What can the Terriers take from the Welsh capital?

Cardiff vs Huddersfield predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Cardiff to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Cardiff 2-1 Huddersfield

🟨 PLAYER to be booked

 

Jack Rudoni

Key stats

  • Cardiff have won their last two Championship matches after a four-match stretch without a win.
  • Huddersfield have won just three matches away from home all season.
  • Huddersfield have only ever beaten Cardiff City three times in their entire history.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Rotherham given little chance

  • HOME: 7/5 (2.40) – 41.7%
  • DRAW: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%
  • AWAY: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Cardiff vs Huddersfield odds tell us that the bookmakers are expecting this one to be a closer encounter despite Cardiff being in the superior league position and Huddersfield's poor away record. The Bluebirds are the narrow favourites while a Huddersfield win has been deemed just as likely as a draw.

Huddersfield come into the match on the back of an impressive draw at home to Leeds United. The Terriers played the majority of the match with ten men but still managed to take a point away from it against a team who came into the encounter on a nine-match winning streak in the Championship. This morale-boosting result has perhaps enhanced their odds for this one.

There are some other free betting tips for this fixture that you should look at. Both teams to score is priced at 10/11 (1.91) while over 2.5 goals is priced at 5/4 (2.25).

Last five H2Hs: A fixture that rarely ends all square

The last two matches between Cardiff and Huddersfield have seen the away side take home all three points which will give the Terriers a degree of confidence on Wednesday night. There also hasn't been a single draw in the last five H2Hs which suggests both teams like to go all out for the win which is good news for the neutral.

England Championship 24/10/23

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

0
Cardiff

Cardiff

4

England Championship 30/04/23

Cardiff

Cardiff

1
Huddersfield

Huddersfield

2

England Championship 17/09/22

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1
Cardiff

Cardiff

0

England Championship 23/02/22

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

2
Cardiff

Cardiff

1

England Championship 06/11/21

Cardiff

Cardiff

2
Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

Cardiff preview: Too late for a playoff push?

Cardiff's recent two victories in the Championship will perhaps have their fans thinking about a late playoff push but with the gap between them and sixth place currently nine points, their form would have to be extraordinary. On Wednesday night, they are missing Aaron Ramsey and Mark McGuinness.

Predicted lineup: Horvath (GK), Ng, Phillips, Goutas, Wilson-Esbrand, Siopis, Ralls, Colwill, Turnbull, Bowler & Etete

UK Friendlies 16/07/24

W

gb

Penybont

1

Cardiff

Cardiff

7

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

W

KV Kortrijk

KV Kortrijk

1

Cardiff

Cardiff

3

UK Friendlies 10/07/24

L

Kidderminster

Kidderminster

1

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Rotherham

Rotherham

5

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

England Championship 27/04/24

L

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

4

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

Huddersfield preview: Every point matters

As things currently stand, Huddersfield would only survive the drop on goal scored which just illustrates how tight it is at the bottom of the table. On Wednesday, they will have to scrap for every ball without five first-team players, including Jonathan Hogg who was sent off against Leeds at the weekend.

Predicted lineup: Nicholls (GK), Spencer, Pearson, Lees, Nakayama, Burgzorg, Kasumu, Diarra, Thomas, Ward & Rudoni

Club Friendly List 13/07/24

W

Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town

2

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

3

UK Friendlies 06/07/24

W

Guiseley

Guiseley

0

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

7

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Ipswich

Ipswich

2

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

0

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

England Championship 20/04/24

L

Swansea

Swansea

4

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

0

Player to watch: Ethan Horvath

Ethan Horvath
Photo by Icon sport

Cardiff have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three matches and American shot-stopper, Ethan Horvath, has been central to both. Could he help them to a third in four matches on Wednesday?

Clean sheets are key

It goes without saying that clean sheets are key for building momentum in football and Huddersfield could learn a thing or two from Cardiff City when it comes to them. In their two recent clean sheets, Horvath made a total of four saves but it is the way that he deal with crosses into the box that is most impressive about the American.

 


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.