Monday, July 4, 2022

Bitesize Prediction: Cardiff vs Stoke – 16/03/22

Competition: Championship

Market: Cardiff draw no bet

Odds: 1/1 @ 888sport

Two sides who almost find themselves sat in Championship limbo, Cardiff will welcome Stoke to south Wales on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Cardiff might have found themselves in the midst of a real nightmare earlier in the year, the Bluebirds have managed to find a much-needed run of form. Playing out a gritty 0-0 stalemate against Preston on home soil a few days ago, they have really found their feet under Head Coach Steve Morison. Skyrocketing their way away from the relegation zone, the Welsh outfit have now collected seven points from their last three Championship contests. With their recent improvements highlighted by a shock 2-1 victory away at play-off contenders QPR on March 5th, Cardiff should also be boosted by their continued success on home soil. Including an eye-catching 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest, it should be highlighted that the midweek hosts have lost just one of their last seven outings in south Wales.

As for the visitors, although Stoke might have opened 2022 hoping to mount a real play-off charge, the Potters find themselves in the midst of an extended rut. Only continuing to freefall their way down the Championship table, Michael O’Neill’s men have failed to win any of their last eight straight matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to February 8th. Last seen a few days ago having to settle for a lively 2-2 draw against relegation scrappers Peterborough, the former Northern Ireland boss has also seen his side gain a reputation for their issues on the road. Dropping back-to-back points on their travels against the Posh and Barnsley, O’Neil’s side could be in for a tough test on Wednesday night. With just a single away win to their name since opening 2022, we’re backing a home draw no bet here.

Bet: Cardiff draw no bet against Stoke 1/1 for Wednesday’s Championship battle @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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