Plymouth vs Cardiff prediction, odds & betting tips 20/01/2024

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20/01/24 - 15:00

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Plymouth - Cardiff

England Championship - Home Park

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

Here are our Championship predictions ahead of Cardiff's trip to newly promoted Plymouth. The Bluebirds sit seven points and six places above Plymouth in the Championship table but the hosts have been at their best in their own backyard this season, so Saturday's clash should be a close one.

Plymouth vs Cardiff prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Each of Plymouth's last six matches in all competitions have ended with both teams scoring.
  • Three of Cardiff's last six matches have also produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Another reason that we have backed BTTS as our main prediction for this game is that these two sides played out a 2-2 draw in their reverse league fixture just last month.

Latest odds

Head to Head

26/12/23

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

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Plymouth

2

2

21/07/17

UK Friendlies UK

gb

Plymouth

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

1

Last Five - Plymouth

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

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Plymouth

0

2

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

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Plymouth

3

0

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

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Plymouth

2

0

L

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

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Plymouth

2

2

D

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

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Plymouth

3

1

L

Last Five - Cardiff

02/03/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

1

W

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

0

D

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Cardiff

Cardiff

4

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 11/8 (2.38) – 42.1%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

Plymouth are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 42.1%, but we are predicting a close game between the pair. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market.

If you want to back over 2.5 goals to be scored the odds stand at 4/5 (1.80) with a probability of 55.6%, or you could go with under 2.5 goals at 21/20 (2.05) which has a probability of 48.8%.

Plymouth vs Cardiff prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 2-2

  • The December meetings between these two clubs in Cardiff ended 2-2.
  • Over 3.5 goals have been scored in four of Plymouth's last six matches.

Morgan Whittaker to Score Anytime

  • Whittaker top scores for Plymouth this season with fourteen league goals.
  • Whittaker is in great form right now with seven goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions.

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Plymouth vs Cardiff team news

Plymouth

Plymouth got off to the perfect start away at fellow relegation rivals Huddersfield. Morgan Whittaker scored his fourteenth league goal of the campaign in the twelfth minute to hand Plymouth the lead but the two sides went in level at the break following a thirty-eighth-minute equaliser and no further goals were produced in the second half, so the game ended all square.

Plymouth head into Saturday's clash with no suspended or injured players which puts them in with a great chance of picking up some more points.

Predicted Lineup: Hazard (GK), Galloway, Scarr, Mumba, Kesler-Hayden, Phillips, Houghton, Wright, Gyabi, Hardie & Whittaker

Cardiff

Cardiff were well and truly beaten at home by Leeds last time out. The visitors scored three goals without reply, two in the first half and one in the second to secure a comfortable victory against the Bluebirds.

Aaron Ramsey and Callum O'Dowda are the two main injury concerns for Cardiff this weekend, though both are close to making a return.

Predicted Lineup: Alnwick (GK), Goutas, Collins, Ng, McGuinness, Siopis, Colwill, Wintle, Bowler, Ahearne-Grant & Etete

Plymouth

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3-4-2-1
10
Morgan Whittaker
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2
Bali Mumba
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14
Mikel Miller
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16
Alfie Devine
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18
Darko Gyabi
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6
Dan Scarr
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21
Conor Hazard
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9
Ryan Hardie
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26
Ashley Phillips
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22
Brendan Galloway
zw
27
Adam Forshaw
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Substitutes
25
Callum Burton
gb
29
Matthew Sorinola
gb
11
Callum Wright
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20
Adam Randell
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23
Ben Waine
nz
8
Joe Edwards
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15
Mustapha Bundu
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5
Julio Pleguezuelo
es
4
Jordan Houghton
gb

Cardiff

Cardiff
4-3-3
6
Ryan Wintle
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17
Jamilu Collins
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4
Dimitris Goutas
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22
Yakou Meite
fr
27
Rubin Colwill
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32
Ollie Tanner
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38
Perry Ng
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35
Andy Rinomhota
zw
16
Karlan Grant
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21
Jak Alnwick
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5
Mark McGuinness
ie
Substitutes
45
Cian Ashford
gb
34
Joel Colwill
gb
9
Kion Etete
gb
14
Josh Bowler
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19
Romaine Sawyers
kn
2
Mahlon Romeo
ag
13
Runar Runarsson
is
23
Manolis Siopis
gr
36
Raheem Conte
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*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Morgan Whittaker

Morgan Whittaker is making a real name for himself in the Championship this season and could soon get signed by a bigger club.

However, until that point, Plymouth will be hoping to squeeze even more goals out of their star striker as that will give them a great chance of avoiding relegation.

The 23-year-old has scored fourteen times in the Championship this season and being a former Swansea City player, he will be desperate to add to that tally against Cardiff City this weekend.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.