Huddersfield vs Cardiff Betting Tips
Cardiff City are on a great run of form under new manager Mick McCarthy, who has rolled back the years since taking over for Neil Harris in late January. McCarthy was named manager on January 22nd and since arriving at the Welsh club, has led them on a 10-game unbeaten run in the Championship. Cardiff City have not tasted defeat with the experienced Championship manager as boss.
On Friday night, Cardiff City go to Huddersfield to play the league’s 19th-placed team. Huddersfield are winless in three straight games in the Championship and just eight points above 22nd-placed Rotherham and the relegation zone. The Terriers need points any way they can get them. Yet, it won’t be easy to defeat a reborn Cardiff City side.
Cardiff City are coming off of a Tuesday night 4-0 thrashing of Derby County at home. The win took Cardiff City into the Championship’s top six. The club are 10 points off of the automatic promotion places as it stands and McCarthy will be fully focused on getting the team into the playoffs.
Huddersfield drew 1-1 with Birmingham City at home in midweek. The draw ended a two-game losing streak in the league. Cardiff City won the reverse fixture versus Huddersfield in December, 3-0. Kieffer Moore scored twice while Robert Glatzel added a third to send the Bluebirds to victory.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff City Betting Odds
Cardiff City go into the Friday night fixture as sportsbooks’ favourite to claim a win at full-time. The Bluebirds are at odds of 23/20 to win against Huddersfield and continue their assault on the top six. McCarthy’s men are atop of the Championship form table going into the weekend. They took 16 points from their last 18 on offer. The most impressive aspect of McCarthy’s team is their scoring. Cardiff City bagged 16 goals against three conceded goals over the course of those last six games.
While some onlookers may have thought McCarthy’s tactics would be antiquated after being out of football, he has proven any naysayer wrong. McCarthy has taken teams up to the Premier League before and knows how to win matches in the Championship.
Huddersfield head into the weekend at odds of 5/2 to beat the league’s most in-form club. Carlos Corberan’s team took a mere four points from their last 18 available. They are in relegation form at the moment. The Terriers were outscored 12-8 over the course of their last six matches.
Corberan’s team are good at the John Smith’s Stadium, where they have taken 27 points from 17 games. Their last six games at home have not ended well, however. Huddersfield posted a 1W-2D-3L record at home in their last six fixtures.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff City Team News
Corberan has several names on his injury list at Huddersfield ahead of the game versus Cardiff City. Jonathan Hogg is ruled out of the fixture due to a calf injury and won’t be back until the end of the month. Stefano Toffolo is ruled out with a back injury until April, while Carel Eiting has a knee injury and is sidelined. There is hope that the duo of Josh Koroma and Rolando Aarons will be available for the fixture after shaking off their injury issues.
As would not be expected, goals have not been an issue for Huddersfield this term. They have actually scored 39 times with Frazier Campbell leading the way with seven strikes. It is the team’s defence that has been the problem. They have conceded 51 times, the second-most in the Championship.
McCarthy has four names to his injury list ahead of the trip to Yorkshire. Souleymane Bamba is ruled out due to health reasons. The manager could have Lee Tomlin, Jordi Osei-Tutu, and Isaac Vassell both back in the squad for the game. Tomlin has a groin injury while both Osei-Tutu and Vassell are recovering from the thigh muscle problems.
Kieffer Moore scored twice against Huddersfield in the reverse, 3-0 win, for Cardiff City in December. The striker is in good form this season with 16 goals. Moore ranks fifth in goals scored in the Championship and has tallied 30% of Cardiff City’s goals in 2020-21.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff City Prediction
Both teams to score: YES @ 20/23 - BET NOW
Cardiff City kept a clean sheet against Huddersfield when the teams played in December. The Bluebirds won 3-0 and are coming off of a 4-0 victory over Derby County, yet Huddersfield have the chance to get on the scoresheet this weekend. The Terriers play better at home than on the road and have scored 25 times. Their last four home games all ended with both teams scoring goals.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 11/10 - BET NOW
Cardiff City are on a tear in front of goal. They put four past Derby County in midweek and lead the Championship form table in points. They bagged 16 goals in their last six Championship matches. Four of Cardiff City’s last six league matches finished with more than 2.5 goals scored. Their win at home versus Huddersfield back in December was a 3-0 victory.
Kieffer Moore to score anytime @ 17/10 - BET NOW
Kieffer Moore averages better than one goal every two games for Cardiff City in 2020-21. He is in brilliant form with 16 league goals in 30 appearances. The striker averages a goal every 153 minutes of league football and is fifth in scoring in the Championship. Moore bagged two goals against Huddersfield in December. He has just three multi-goal games this term. Since McCarthy’s arrival in late January, Moore has scored eight goals in 10 games.
Cardiff City are on a brilliant run of form right now. They are the best team -- at the moment -- in the division and should take maximum points away at Huddersfield. The Terriers are better at home than on the road, but the Bluebirds should keep their unbeaten run going and remain in the top six with a creditable win away from home.
Huddersfield vs Cardiff Tips
Here are our Huddersfield vs Cardiff City tips for Friday's Championsip match at the John Smith's Stadium.
1. Both teams to score: YES @ 20/23
2. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 11/10
3. Kieffer Moore to score anytime @ 17/10
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