Cardiff - Middlesbrough

Dead heat between Cardiff and Norwich continues. The Bluebirds play first today and have a chance to put some pressure on the Canaries. Recently they’re scoring for fun (20 goals in last 8 games, scored in every of them), but at same time have been showing some defensive frailties. Goalie Bywater is back, Cardiff have won last six games at home vs. ‘Boro.

I feel ashamed to tipped ‘Boro as league favourites, before the season started. Guess no one would be able to give a proper answer what’s happened. They did secure the status, but continue with decent displays. Just one defeat out of last 10 encounters and as Cardiff have scored in each of last eight (seven of those ended with 3 or more goals). ‘Boro also have produced some non-common results this year, like 3-3 (twice), 3-4, 2-5, 4-2. Striker McDonald and defenders, McManus and McMahon, are in doubt. 

It’s out of question who’s favourite in this game. But, ‘Boro have very good quality (deeply underachieved though) and they’re probably the most unpredictable side in Championship. I guess they’d simply enjoy to bury Cardiff’s hopes. Think they’re definitely able to score, maybe even to make a first class surprise.

Bet: Over 3
Odd: 2.03 Canbet
Stake: 8/10 
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