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Crystal Palace vs Cardiff Predictions

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      Tip Reasoning

      Crystal Palace pulled off the shock of the season so far on Saturday as they stunned Manchester City at the Etihad. A 3-2 win came their way despite going a goal down in the first half, with Luka Milivojevic putting the winning goal away from the penalty spot before Kevin De Bruyne’s late consolation.

      Milivojevic stepping up to the penalty spot is becoming an ever more familiar sight now. He has scored 4 penalties this season alone and has netted all 5 of his Premier League goals in Palace’s last 9 matches. He comes up against a Cardiff side who have conceded 4 penalties this season as well, with only Brighton seeing more penalties go against them this term. Milivojevic has scored 11 penalties for The Eagles since the start of last season, so backing him to score on Wednesday looks a great shout at these odds.

      Cardiff were understandably tipped as the favourites for the drop this season, and while they did struggle massively at the start of the campaign, they have shown some signs of quality over the last month or 2.

      There wasn’t much of that quality shining through on Saturday though. They hosted a Manchester United side headed by their old manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the Norwegian showed how much he has grown as a manager with a thumping 5-1 victory at the Cardiff City Stadium.

      This makes it 4 defeats and 3 wins from Cardiff’s last 7 Premier League outings, but worryingly, all of their successes have come on home soil this term. Away from home they are yet to win a league game, and they have picked up just 1 point from a possible 24 on the road. That draw with Huddersfield was back in August as well, so they have lost their last 6 away days on the bounce.

      Crystal Palace’s recent resurgence should carry them through to the win on Boxing Day, and we’re expecting an entertaining match-up too. Palace have seen at least 3 goals scored in 3 of their last 4 outings and they’re facing a Cardiff side who have conceded 3 or more goals in 4 of their away games this season. This makes a Crystal Palace Win and Over 2.5 Goals bet look very enticing, so we’re going for that along with a 3-1 correct score predictions.

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