November 11, 2022 Sports Betting
In the most recent round of Championship games, Cardiff City will host Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon at Cardiff City Stadium.
The home team has lost five of their past seven games, while the away club has only lost once in their last five games. This matchup features two teams in very different forms.
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Cardiff vs Sheffield United Tips and Prediction
As the league season nears its midpoint, Cardiff, who are now in 18th position and are only four points ahead of West Bromwich Albion, who are in 22nd place but still have a game in hand, will be watching their back.
The Bluebirds’ primary problem has been in the attacking third of the field; they have scored just 17 goals in the league thus far, which is the second-lowest total of any team in the division.
Even in recent victories over 1-0 opponents like Rotherham United and Sunderland, where Mark Hudson’s team dominated play and had five shots on goal to their opponents’ two, this failure to capitalize on opportunities is evident.
The only other time this season that Hudson’s team has given up more than two goals in the league was in their most recent game, a 3-2 home loss to Hull City. This was due to a lack of defensive awareness.
Up until the final 15 minutes, the Bluebirds were in the lead, but midfielder Regan Slater scored two goals in the dying seconds to prevent Hudson from winning his first game as manager until the end of the season.
In their quest to make it back to the Premier League, Sheffield United has had a strong start to the season, putting together a run of play that has them sitting in third place, just one point off the automatic promotion spot.
The Blades, in contrast to their rivals, have been devastating on the attack, scoring an incredible 34 goals—the second-highest total in the league, after Burnley.
Although they trailed twice during the game, Paul Heckingbottom’s team really started to prove their mettle when they defeated the Clarets 5-2 at Bramall Lane earlier this month, snapping their 16-game unbeaten streak.
The Blades lost 1-0 to Rotherham United at home on Tuesday night despite what you might have expected after a victory over rivals for promotion. Ben Wiles’ goal in the first half was the only goal of the game.
Heckingbottom’s team wasted a huge opportunity to take the top spot in the Championship standings since the two teams above them, Blackburn Rovers and Burnley, were both involved in EFL Cup games. However, they still have a chance to do so on Saturday depending on other outcomes.
The fact that Sheffield United is vying for promotion to the Premier League while their opponents might be keeping an eye on the relegation zone shows that they are far more talented than their rivals. However, the Blades struggled against comparable opponents in their previous game, so we predict a close victory for them.