* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Football Whispers Predictions for Liverpool vs Cardiff
Liverpool are the big favourites to beat their Championship guests Cardiff in the 4th Round of the FA Cup on Sunday. Even if Liverpool decide to rotate their usual starting eleven they would still be favourites to beat a full-strength Bluebirds.
Liverpool to Win-to-Nil
Liverpool have won each of their last six games against Cardiff City in all competitions, most recently in 2019 when Cardiff were still in the Premier League. The hosts have won four of their last six matches in league and cup and have managed to keep three clean sheets in their last four matches, while Cardiff have lost three of their last six fixtures.
Over 2.5 Goals
At least three goals have been scored in five of the last six encounters between these two clubs and we're expecting more of the same this weekend. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Liverpool's and four of Cardiff's last six matches in all competitions, so you can see why we're predicting goals on Sunday.
Liverpool vs Cardiff – Key Stats & Figures
Cardiff face an uphill task in FA Cup 4th Round
Liverpool were away at Crystal Palace in their last game but dominated the match and came away with all 3pts. The Reds opened the scoring in the 8th-minute through van Dijk and made it 2-0 in the 32nd-minute when Oxlade-Chamberlain was set up by Robertson. In the second forty-five, Palace pulled a goal back through Edouard but a late penalty from Fabinho restored Liverpool's two-goal lead and wrapped up the 3pts. Liverpool have won the FA Cup 7-times in total but haven't lifted the illustrious trophy since 2006.
Liverpool Predicted lineup – Alisson, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Jones, Firmino & Jota
Cardiff took the lead in the 6th-minute at home to Nottingham Forest thanks to an effort from Hugill and that goal separated the two teams at the interval. Cardiff doubled their advantage in the 65th-minute through Davies and a good job they did as well, as Forest pulled a goal back in stoppage-time but it was no more than a consolation. Cardiff have won the FA Cup before but that was way back in 1927 but in recent years the best they have managed is runners-up to Portsmouth in 2008.
Cardiff Predicted lineup – Smithies, Morrison, Ng, McGuinness, Drameh, Ralls, Wintle, Doyle, Doughty, Hugill & Watters
Liverpool: Origi, Thiago, Keita, Elliott, Salah and Mane could all miss this weekend's cup clash.
Cardiff: the visitors have no fresh injury concerns or suspended players ahead of the trip to Merseyside.
Q&A: Liverpool vs Cardiff
- Who are the favourites to win? – Liverpool are the overwhelming favourites.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Cardiff 0-2 Liverpool, 21/04/19.
- What time is kick-off? – 12:00 GMT, 13:00 CET.