Watford-Cardiff City Betting Preview: Hornets to sting the Bluebirds in the battle for promotion

Saturday evening sees another crunch match at the top of the Championship take place at Vicarage Road, Hugh Wilson is backing goals and a 17/2 value bet
Watford’s victory midweek away at Hull City has given Gianfranco Zola’s men a real possibility of breaking into the automatic promotion positions. Troy Deeney’s goal reduced the gap between Watford, in third, and Hull, in second, to just one point.

The Hornets take on leaders Cardiff City on Saturday with the visitors eight points ahead of Zola’s men with six games remaining.

Watford are without a win at home in their last two matches, although before their last two, they had won four out of their last five at Vicarage Road.

Coral price them as favourites at 7/5 (2.40) to reduce Cardiff’s lead at the top of the Championship.

The Bluebirds have been in terrible form by their standards in recent weeks. Recording two wins in their last six, they have allowed Hull and Watford in for a real chance of catching them at the top of the league unless they are able to recapture their best form.

Malky Mackay’s men are outsiders for this clash, with Coral pricing them at 9/5 (2.80) to all but seal their spot in the automatic promotion places. The same firm prices the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

A bet which has been popular in Watford games this season is both teams to score. This has paid out in the Hornets last six home games, but the price of 8/15 (1.53) seems too short to back.

However, over 2.5 goals in the match is a much more appealing price at 7/10 (1.70) with Coral. 

This bet would have paid out in Watford’s last eight matches, as well as three of Cardiff’s last four away matches, which suggests this price is tough to ignore.

For those looking for extra value, Watford to win 2-1 at 17/2 (9.50) is an ideal price worth backing for those looking to make high profits.

In Watford’s last six home matches, three of the matches have ended 2-1 to Zola’s men. With Cardiff losing two of their last three away matches 2-1, there seems to be heaps of value in this bet.

Over 2.5 goals at 7/10 (1.70) with Coral Watford to win 2-1 at 17/2 (9.50) with Coral

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