Betting tips Derby County vs. Cardiff City

Derby and Cardiff to play out a tight affair

Derby will have taken stock following the international break after a poor start to the season. Will they be able to return to winning ways for the visit of Cardiff City? Have a read of our preview here:

Teething problems for Phillip Cocu

Phillip Cocu has had a difficult start to life at Derby. The Rams have not won since the opening day of the season and are coming off the back of a hiding in West London.

There was always going to be a period of transition and it is still very early in the season but Derby fans will already be looking at the four-point gap between themselves and sixth place Fulham and hope it doesn’t get any bigger.

The numbers suggest the problem lies with them not being able to create enough quality goal-scoring chances. They rank in the bottom half of the table when looking at shots per game but they have a good pass completion rate.

Derby will have a lot of the ball but Cardiff don’t mind that. It will be up to Phillip Cocu’s side to break down their opponents and really ask questions or the Rams boss could face some more difficult ones of his own come full time.

Bluebirds don’t travel well

Cardiff are yet to win on the road this season with both their victories in the Championship coming at home. This will be something Neal Warnock looks to rectify when he takes his side to Pride Park on Friday.

As you’d expect there is a real aerial threat to the Cardiff side this season and they rank second behind only Millwall when it comes to aerial battles won while Derby sit in the bottom three in the same metric so expect set-pieces to be a real threat from the away side.

Goals have not been free-flowing for Cardiff with only seven scored so far but they are a robust side that can be very successful at this level.

Derby v Cardiff betting tip

Derby have really struggled this season but have always been in games. It is hard to see them hurting Cardiff who will sit deep and absorb the pressure while allowing Derby the ball in deep areas. With neither side creating many chances and both finding goals hard to come by, backing this one to end with under 2.5 goals at even odds seems a reasonable shout here.

Like post if you agree with James's Tips

How did you bet? Share your thoughts here.

More recent betting tips

Bet closesTipsterEventBetOddsResultat
19 Sep
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Arsenal
Europa League
Bet: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals
19 Sep
Manchester United vs. FC Astana
Europa League
Bet: Manchester United to Win + Under 3.5 goals
20 Sep
Southampton vs. Bournemouth
Bet: Both teams to score
21 Sep
AC Milan vs. Inter Milan
Italian Serie A
Bet: Under 2.5 goals
22 Sep
Chelsea vs. Liverpool
English Premier League
Bet: Over 3.5 goals

More news and promotions

10/1 on PSG & 18/1 on Real Madrid with 888sport

Champions League 18 September 2019 - 18 September 2019

888sport have got last minute boosted odds on PSG vs. Real Madrid and we like what we're seeing! Read more

30/1 on Liverpool to beat Newcastle with BetVictor

English Premier League 12 September 2019

BetVictor are offering massive boosted odds of 30/1 on favourites Liverpool to beat Newcastle on Saturday afternoon! Read more

£5 Free Bet on ANY of Saturday's Premier League Matches

English Premier League 12 September 2019 - 14 September 2019

888sport are giving you the chance to get a £5 FREE BET ON ANY PREMIER LEAGUE match of your choosing! Read more

England vs. Kosovo Best Betting Promotion

Euro 2020 Qualifying 10 September 2019

England go up against second place Kosovo on Tuesday night in what could be their trickiest test yet. We've picked the best odds and the best bonus to boot! Read more

Enhanced odds on England vs. Bulgaria!

Euro 2020 Qualifying 5 September 2019 - 8 September 2019

888sport are offering a massive odds boost on England OR Bulgaria to win! England at 5/1 and Bulgaria at a crazy 100/1! Read more