Sunday, April 21, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Cardiff vs Sunderland – 29/03/24

Competition: Championship

Market: Cardiff draw no bet

Odds: 4/5 @ 1xBet

Looking to make an immediate return to winning ways on Friday afternoon, Cardiff will welcome Sunderland to the Welsh capital.

Starting with the hosts, heading into March’s international break with a 2-0 loss at the hands of bitter local rival Swansea, Cardiff will certainly be seeking an immediate response when they return to Championship action here. Continuing to gain a host of plaudits this season, Erol Bulut’s men are still dreaming of the chance to mount a late play-off charge. Knowing that they face a real must-win showdown here, the Bluebirds have collected 12 points from their previous five second-tier appearances. Shrining a heavyweight upset earlier in the month as they secured a 2-1 win against automatic promotion contenders Ipswich, Friday’s hosts will also be hugely excited by their recent success on home soil. Including another 2-1 win against Stoke earlier in the season, Bulut’s side have won all of their previous three Championship contests at the Cardiff City Stadium by an aggregate score of 5-2. Likewise collecting 10 points from their last four showdowns in front of their own supporters, the Blues should be smelling a potential opportunity here.

As for the visitors, while Sunderland might have opened the 2023/24 campaign in the midst of a real flurry, the Black Cats have come crashing back down to earth in a worrying fashion. Forced to settle for a 0-0 stalemate against relegation scrappers QPR when heading into March’s international break, interim boss Mike Dodds has a real job on his hands at the Stadium of Light. Continuing to tumble down the Championship standings, Sunderland have remarkably collected just a single point from any of their previous seven appearances – a run that stems back to February 10th. Signing off February with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea, Friday’s guests have also gained a real reputation for their glaring struggles on the road. Last seen on their travels falling to an action-packed 4-2 defeat against Southampton, Dodds’ downbeat squad have lost all of their previous four contests away from the Stadium of Light by an aggregate score of 8-3.

Bet: Cardiff draw no bet against Sunderland 4/5 for Friday’s Championship contest @ 1xBet


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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