Cardiff City-Leicester City Betting Preview: Back the Bluebirds to enjoy home comforts in Championship crunch

Two promotion hopefuls go head-to-head in Wales on Tuesday night and Willie Duncan is backing Malky Mackay's side to extend their lead at the top of the table
Cardiff City will look to extend their lead at the top of the Championship table when they play host to fellow promotion hopefuls Leicester City in what promises to be an entertaining clash in Wales on Tuesday night.

Malky Mackay’s side come into the match with a three-point lead over nearest rivals Hull City but the Bluebirds can be backed at 13/10 (2.30) with William Hill to double that advantage by claiming all three points against the Foxes.

Nigel Pearson’s men have won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions but can be backed at 21/10 (3.10) with William Hill to get their push for promotion back on track by beating the league leaders on Tuesday night while the same firm offer 23/10 (3.30) that the match ends in stalemate.

It is worth noting that the Foxes have done most of their best work on home soil this season, having won just five of their 17 away matches in the Championship and they may find the going tough against a Cardiff side that has won 13 of their 17 matches at home, conceding just 12 goals in the process.

Fraizer Campbell has made a positive impression for the Bluebirds since joining the club from Sunderland in January and the striker, who has notched an impressive five goals in seven appearances for Mackay’s men, is rated as a 9/2 (5.50) chance with William Hill to bag the opening goal of the game.

Another January signing who will be hoping to make his mark on the game is Leicester City’s New Zealand international Chris Wood.

Wood has scored nine goals in 12 matches since joining Pearson’s side, and the 21-year-old striker can be backed at 5/1 (6.0) to break the deadlock on Tuesday.

With in-form strikers set to feature for both sides, William Hill’s 3/4 (1.75) quote for both teams to score is sure to attract plenty of support.

For the best bet here though, it is worth siding with the Bluebirds to take a step closer to the English Premier League with victory at William Hill’s juicy 13/10 (2.30) quote while the 9/2 (5.50) on offer from the same firm for Campbell to score first is excellent value and should be snapped up accordingly.

Cardiff City to win at 13/10 (2.30) with William Hill
Fraizer Campbell to score first at 9/2 (5.50) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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