Cardiff vs Stoke City Predictions
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- Cardiff have lost just one of their last dozen Championship games, winning seven.
- Stoke have lost four of their last five league matches including a 3-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
- The Potters are without a win in their last ten away trips and have lost their last four on the road.
- Cardiff ran out 1-2 winners in December’s reverse fixture.
Mick’s Bluebirds to respond against struggling Stoke
This is a must win game for Cardiff City if they’re to retain any hope of reaching the top six this season and the Bluebirds are fancied to hit back after losing to Watford here on Saturday.
The 1-2 defeat against the Hornets ended an 11 match unbeaten sequence for the Welsh outfit – a run established in full under the watch of Mick McCarthy who replaced the outgoing Neil Harris in late January.
Cardiff’s weekend reverse wasn’t a huge surprise considering the strength of opposition and a disappointing goalless draw at strugglers Huddersfield in their penultimate outing – after which McCarthy openly commented that his side were starting to feel the pain from the Championship’s hectic recent roster.
McCarthy is likely to generate the correct response here though and the Bluebirds should return to winning ways if anywhere near their best.
They ran out 1-2 winners in December’s reverse fixture and Stoke travel to the Welsh capital on the back of a 3-0 thumping at Boro. That marked a fourth defeat in five for the Potters, who are now winless in ten on the road, losing their last four away trips.
All things considered, the hosts are well priced this Tuesday at a shade of odds-against and they can do their bit to try and reduce the seven point gap between themselves and sixth placed Barnsley. Cardiff have also kept four clean sheets in their last seven starts, so 2-0 is our correct score prediction.