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Championship: Cardiff vs Leicester – Betting preview

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Cardiff welcome Leicester this coming Friday in the Championship, with the host motivated by the possibility of closing the gap in the table on the visitors. On the other hand, the latter could distance themselves even further with a win in this exciting round 25 match.

The Foxes enjoy the view from the top of the table with 59 points after 24 league matches this season. Meanwhile, Cardiff find themselves positioned as number 11 in the Championship with 34 points following 24 rounds.


Form: Cardiff vs Leicester

Cardiff Form

Cardiff collected four points from their previous three matches, as they were defeated 3-0 against Hull. They retaliated in a 1-2 win against Sheffield Wednesday, before drawing 2-2 with Plymouth. Cardiff claimed a modest two wins in their past six home matches in the Championship. They also drew one and lost three, scored seven goals and conceded seven.

Leicester Form

In their three most recent outings, Leicester won 2-3 and 3-0 against Birmingham and Rotherham, before drawing 1-1 against Ipswich. In their last six Championship away matches, Leicester have three wins, they’ve drawn two and lost one. They scored nine while also conceding seven times. They also experienced two draws and one defeat.

Betting facts for Cardiff and Leicester

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Cardiff and Leicester played across all competitions.

  • In 13 of the last 15 Cardiff matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Cardiff have scored in 17 of the last 19 home matches
  • In the last 3 Cardiff home matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
  • In 9 of the last 11 Cardiff home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 6 of the last 7 Cardiff home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Leicester have won the last 4 matches in a row while scoring more than 2.5 goals
  • Leicester have scored in 19 of the last 21 away matches
  • Leicester have not lost 14 of the last 16 away matches
  • Leicester have scored in 17 of the last 19 matches
  • In 7 of the last 8 away matches Leicester played, both teams scored

Players in form: Cardiff vs Leicester

Karlan Grant is the most prolific Championship marksman for the home team, scoring twice recently. The Foxes look to Stephy Mavididi, hoping he can add to his current total of five Championship goals in his latest games.

Betting markets: Cardiff vs Leicester

Full-time result

Cardiff have not lost to Leicester in five consecutive home meetings. In all competitions, Cardiff claimed five wins in the previous 10 matches at home, as well as drawing two and losing three. Leicester won six of their last 10 away games, as they also drew two and lost two of these matches.

Both teams to score

Both teams have scored in the last four away games Leicester played in the Championship. In the last 10 games played, Cardiff opened the scoring only once, while Leicester scored the opener seven times in their last 10 games. That said, Cardiff have scored in four consecutive league meetings with Leicester.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in five of Cardiff’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 0.9 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Leicester’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches. Leicester scored at least once in their previous eight Championship matches on the bounce.

The match between Cardiff and Leicester should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Championship game.

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