Cardiff and Norwich will play against each other in another bottom derby among the struggling teams in the Premier League this year. Currently Cardiff is in a series of four consecutive losses, while Norwich has only two wins in their last ten matches.
Cardiff’s owner Vincent Tan showed that there is still much to learn about what it is to lead a team from the Premier League. First he came into open conflict with the previous club manager Malky Mackay, who was fired afterwards, but then he appointed the new team’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær just before a series of matches against the top teams Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United. It was more than logical that Cardiff lost their matches and Ole Gunnar Solskjær hardly enjoyed his start as a manager in the strongest league in the world.
However, the bookmakers put the hosts from Cardiff as the favorite in this match. The bets for their victory are accepted by bet-at-home with odds of 2.2. The rate at bet365 is 2.3, while William Hill offers 2.25.
The draw is also a likely outcome in this match. The coefficients of the three major bookmakers are 3.2 with bet-at-home, 3.25 with William Hill and 3.4 with bet365.
Norwich’s chances to walk away with the three points from Cardiff City Stadium are estimated with odds between 3.3 and 3.4.
Cardiff have scored just three goals in their last five matches at home, which is not a particularly great result. Norwich are better with four goals scored in their last five matches as a guest. This suggests that the chances for a not very efficient match are not huge. That’s why the coefficient of bet365 for Under 2.5 goals scored in this match of 1.75 seems to me more than promising.
Moreover, the main purpose for both teams will be to prevent an eventual loss. Something that is not conducive for open play and many created goal attempts.