Friday 18 October: 7.45pm KO

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Cardiff City were relegated from the Premier League last season. They haven’t exactly set the world alight back in the Championship but are only four points behind the final play-off position. They look to get a fifth home league win of the season when hosting Sheffield Wednesday. Their opponents are eight in the table (three places above Cardiff) but don’t have a great away record.

Latest Odds

A major problem Cardiff had last season was their away form. That made a huge contribution to their relegation from the Premier League. Back in the Championship, that problem still exists with just three points from six away games. Thankfully, the Welsh side have won four and drawn one at home. Going into this game they are 11th in the table but if that away form can be solved, a play-off place is still possible. You can get odds of 8/1 (9.0) at William Hill on them winning promotion this season.

Cardiff started slowly with two away losses at Wigan Athletic and Reading (both currently in the bottom six) in their first three games. They bounced back with an unbeaten run of seven league games but still no away victories. That run of form ended when they lost 4-2 at West Bromwich Albion (current league leaders) despite leading in the second half. If you want a betting experience that’s a bit different, go to the Betbull website.

Home form is vital for Cardiff while their away games aren’t contributing a great deal. Only Fulham have been able to come away from Cardiff this season with a point. The odds on them beating Sheffield Wednesday on Friday are 5/4 (2.25) if placed at Ladbrokes.

Sheffield Wednesday are eighth in the Championship, only a point behind the final play-off position. A win in this game will take them to to at least second and top if winning by a two-goal margin. It’s 12/5 (3.4) at Unibet that Wednesday get an away win in this match.

They had a blow just before the season began with the departure of Steve Bruce. That didn’t seem to affect them that much as they won three of their first four league games. Two league defeats followed but only one of their last five league games have been lost.

Away form is a real mixture with three wins and three defeats. Wednesday are 6/1 (7.0) at Betfair to be promoted but more points have to be earned on the road.

Head-to-Head

Cardiff City have failed to win any of their last seven games against Sheffield Wednesday. The last four meetings have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them. Betfred will give you odds of 4/5 (1.8) on that stat coming up in this match.

Team News

Fernando Forestieri could make his return for Sheffield Wednesday after serving a six-match suspension.

Prediction

Both of these clubs have a chance of making the play-offs. This looks like being a draw and the odds on that happening with both teams scoring are 7/2 (4.5) at BetVictor.

Published by Steve Ashfield

Steve is a self-employed freelance writer with years of experience writing about everything from sport to politics. He loves his statistics and quotes them at every opportunity.

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