Thursday, September 23, 2021

Cardiff City 6/5 to beat Huddersfield Town in Friday’s Championship showdown

Competition: Championship

Market: Cardiff City win

Odds: 6/5 @ 888sport

Looking to extend on their remarkable run of form on Friday night, a high-flying Cardiff will make the trip to Huddersfield when this weekend’s fixtures open up.

Starting with the hosts, throwing away the lead in midweek and having to settle for a 1-1 draw against fellow strugglers Birmingham on home soil, Huddersfield will know that they were lucky to have picked up a point. With some in their camp still looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the Terriers have drastically failed to build on that shock victory against Swansea last month. With just a single point in their last three Championship contests after back-to-back defeats against Preston and Derby, Head Coach Carlos Corberán has also seen his squad pick up just a single win from their 12 fixtures since opening 2021. Facing a stern test on Friday night, Huddersfield should also be concerned by their most recent meeting against the Bluebirds. When the Terriers made the trip to Wales back in December, they were hit with a 3-0 drumming.

As for the visitors, while Huddersfield might be continuing to struggle with their consistency, Cardiff have found themselves enjoying a remarkable purple patch. Really finding their feet since bringing in veteran boss Mick McCarthy back in January, the Blues put in what was another rampant display earlier in the week. Facing off against Derby on Tuesday night, the former Ireland manager saw his side land a 4-0 romp on home soil and the mood in their camp should be at a real high. Transforming into a genuine play-off contender and with a shock Premier League return at the top of their agenda, Cardiff are now unbeaten in each of their last nine Championship matchups on the bounce, a run that stems back to January 20th. More impressive, McCarthy’s men have managed to muster a staggering 19 points from just their last seven second-tier appearances.

Bet: Cardiff City 6/5 to beat Huddersfield Town in Friday’s Championship showdown @ 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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