Cardiff City vs Wolves Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Nuno Espirito Santo's side have been struggling in recent weeks, but our tipster is expecting the visitors to bounce back in style on Friday night

Friday night football comes from the Welsh capital as Cardiff City play host to Wolves.

The Bluebirds have been beaten in three of their last four fixtures, while Wolves are winless in their last five and, so, both teams will be desperate to claim a positive result from this match.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side won 1-0 in Cardiff last time these sides met, as the home side missed two stoppage-time penalties; neutrals will hope that this fixture produces such drama.

Latest odds

Cardiff have won two of their last three matches on home soil and SportPesa go 11/4 (3.75) that the Bluebirds bag all three points against the men from Molineux.

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Wolves are chalked up as a 23/20 (2.15) chance to return to winning ways on Welsh soil, while SportPesa offer 11/5 (3.20) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Team news

Cardiff will check on the fitness of Kenneth Zohore, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Jazz Richards ahead of this one.

Wolves could stick with the same starting line-up that was beaten by Huddersfield Town on Sunday, with Jonny Otto the only enforced absentee for the visitors.

Goals at a premium?

There have been goals at both ends in just three of Wolves' last 12 matches in all competitions and SportPesa go 5/7 (1.71) that either side fails to find the target on Friday night.

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Furthermore, there have been fewer than three goals scored in all but one of Wolves' last 14 fixtures.

With that in mind, the 4/7 (1.57) quote from SportPesa for the trend to continue in the Welsh capital could well prove popular with punters, while the same firm go 47/20 (3.35) that Cardiff keep their first clean sheet since August when they line up against Santo's side.

Prediction

Despite their recent dip in form, Wolves have looked well-equipped for the rigours of life in the Premier League - and the men from Molineux may well feel that they could and should have secured more points than they have at this stage.

Santo's exuberant celebration at the end of Wolves' win in Cardiff last season angered Warnock, but the visitors may provide their Portuguese boss with more reasons to cheer here.

Cardiff could well come up short again and SportPesa's 23/20 (2.15) quote for Wolves to win in Wales may represent real value ahead of Friday's fixture.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Wolves to win at 23/20 (2.15) for a 1pt stake with SportPesa SportPesa footer

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