Cardiff City – Chelsea Betting Preview: Back more troubles for the Bluebirds

Jose Mourinho’s men will be hoping to end the season on a high when they travel to face their already relegated hosts on Sunday afternoon

Chelsea travel to face Cardiff City as the English Premier League season draws to a close on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho will be eager for the Blues to end their Premier League campaign in style and heap more misery on their already relegated hosts having failed in their bid to secure a Champions League final ticket against Atletico Madrid.

Cardiff City’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed by last weekend’s 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United at St James’ Park but the Welsh outfit will look to finish their campaign with a flourish when they play host to Chelsea on Sunday.

The  hosts have won just two of their last 11 matches on home soil and, with that in mind, it is little surprise that the Bluebirds can be backed at a chunky 6/1 (7.0) with Ladbrokes  to take maximum points against Jose Mourinho’s men this weekend.

The visitors remain red-hot favourites to win their final league fixture, with Ladbrokes offering just 4/9 (1.44) for an away win in Cardiff while the same firm go 13/3 (4.33) that Sunday’s match ends in stalemate.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have endured two miserable trips to the North East in the last fortnight, losing 4-0 at Sunderland before being on the end of a 3-0 thrashing at Newcastle. Even at this, you can back both teams to score at odds of 3/4 (1.75).

It is worth noting, too, that just nine of Chelsea’s 26 away goals in the Premier League thus far this term have come during the first half while 14 of Cardiff’s 19 league goals on home turf have come in the second half.

Punters seeking for a value bet should back total goals over 2.5 at 4/7 (1.57).

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