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

09:00 IST 17/10/2019
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With both managers keen to come back to haunt old enemies, Al Hain-Cole expects a tense and tight affair between Warnock's men and Garry Monk's Owls

Neil Warnock will be keen to get one over on old enemies when his Cardiff City team take on Sheffield Wednesday in Friday’s Championship clash.

The veteran manager is a boyhood Sheffield United fan and spent eight successful seasons in the dugout at Bramall Lane.

Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday latest odds

Having overseen just one defeat in 15 Championship matches on home turf, he is priced at 23/20 (2.15) with bet365 to mastermind a very satisfying victory here.

However, the Owls are three points ahead of the hosts in the table after taking 10 from the last available 15, and can be backed at 12/5 (3.40) to move temporarily level on points with the top two by taking the points in this one.

Three of the last four encounters between this pair have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them cancelling each other out once again.

Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday team news

Sol Bamba could be set for a first appearance of the season after stepping up his recovery from a knee injury, while Joe Ralls should also be fit but Isaac Vassell remains out.

Fernando Forestieri is available after serving a six-match suspension, with Massimo Luongo also likely to feature despite withdrawing from the Australia squad due to a minor injury.

Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday preview

Like Warnock, Garry Monk is likely to catch some grief from the opposition fans due to his history with rivals Swansea City.

Nevertheless, the former Swans boss will relish the opportunity to silence the home crowd with a typically resilient performance from his side, who have only conceded three goals in five league matches since he took over.

Having let in just three goals in five league matches in front of their own fans themselves, the Bluebirds are likely to offer some stern resistance of their own.

Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions

All things considered, odds of 4/5 (1.80) look like solid value on under 2.5 goals being scored for the fifth consecutive meeting between Cardiff and Wednesday.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365