Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday predictions for Friday’s clash in the Championship. Can the Bluebirds secure all three points when they return to action against Sheffield Wednesday? Read on for our match preview and free betting tips for this live clash at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Are Cardiff simply inconsistent, or are they flying under the radar? Even at this stage, it’s too early to tell in the Championship. The Bluebirds have certainly had their problems in the second tier this season, but they head into this game just four points shy of the top six. A win this weekend could cut that gap, especially against ninth placed Sheffield Wednesday.
This is an important test for the Bluebirds, who are in a tricky position at this point. They’ve had some solid results in their home clashes, but on the road, things have been much tougher. The Welsh side are nearly faultless at their own ground, which could spell trouble for the visitors this week.
The away side come here with three away wins to their name, although those all came at struggling sides who are still in the bottom five in the league. Outside of that, Wednesday have lost all of their trips. That leaves them in patchy form for the visit to Wales, while manager Garry Monk has seen his side win two and lose two of his last four outings.
It’s hard to know what to expect of this Wednesday’s side, as they’ve put in some mixed displays under their new boss. Their record so far suggests a side who are primed to see off the lesser teams in the league. They’ve claimed six wins so far, all of which have come in clashes with the bottom seven.
So, Wednesday are six for six against the very worst sides, with four losses in their five other games. Cardiff are on the right track, which suggests they are too strong for a Wednesday side who keep coming up short against better teams. Meanwhile, the Bluebirds are especially impressive at home, which leaves us backing against Wednesday.
We are going with Cardiff for the victory in this clash on Friday night. The Bluebirds have a fine home record with four wins in five here, while they come into this clash capable of putting Wednesday to the sword. Given the record Neil Warnock is building at Cardiff this term, we think the hosts are great value.
We are also going for a 2-1 victory for Cardiff in this one. All of Sheffield Wednesday’s defeats this term have come by a single goal, including 2-1 defeats at Preston and QPR. The Bluebirds already have two 2-1 victories at home this term, so we are backing them for another.