Cardiff City vs Leicester City Prediction and Betting Tips
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Cardiff City vs Leicester City

, KO: 19:45 Dec 29, 2023, Cardiff City Stadium
Leicester City

Having stumbled slightly on Boxing Day, Leicester City will be targeting a swift return to winning ways when they travel to Cardiff City on Saturday. The Bluebirds have struggled in recent weeks, particularly at home and should be no match for the superior quality of the Championship leaders.

Cardiff City head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 2-2 draw with Plymouth Argyle in their previous Championship fixture. They had come from behind to lead through Matthew Butcher and Karlan Ahearne-Grant but failed to hold on for the win.

That result highlights Cardiff City’ erratic form in recent weeks having claimed two wins and suffered as many defeats in their last five matches. They are just outside the top half of the standings but could climb as high as sixth if results go their way this weekend.

The major problem for Cardiff City is that they have surprisingly found things difficult at home in recent weeks. Erol Bulut’s men have picked up just one win from their last five matches at the Cardiff City Stadium, suffering three defeats in that run.

Leicester City are also coming off a draw as they were held 1-1 by Ipswich Town last time out in the Championship. They struck early in the contest through Stephy Mavididi and looked to be on their way to three points before Jan Vestergaard’s unfortunate own goal in added time.

While manager Enzo Maresca will be disappointed not to have seen out the win, the result means Leicester City are still unbeaten in their last eight matches. They have picked up six wins in that run and remain six points clear at the top of the standings.

Beyond the draw at Ipswich, Leicester City have impressed on their travels this season with just one away defeat so far. However, they are not particularly convincing at the back away from home having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight Championship fixtures on the road.

How the bookies view it

Leicester City have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 13/20 by William Hill to claim the win. Cardiff City are considered outsiders with a home win valued at 9/2 by Betfred while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 by bet365.

Head to head

Cardiff City and Leicester City have claimed 16 wins each and six draws from 36 previous meetings. However, the Foxes picked up a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in August.

Players to watch

Karlan Ahearne-Grant appears to have rediscovered his scoring touch in recent weeks and has found the net in the last two matches. The forward will be the one to watch for Cardiff City and is priced at 4/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet once again.

Stephy Mavididi was on target last time out at Ipswich Town and will be the one to watch for Leicester City once again. The attacker now has five goals in his last five matches and is priced at 15/8 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.

Anything else catch the eye?

Both teams were on target in the reverse fixture and a similar outcome is priced at 22/25 by Unibet. That clash produced over 2.5 goals which is priced at 9/10 with bet365 who is also offering odds of 12/5 for over 3.5 goals.

A straight victory for Leicester is priced at minimal odds, so a win and over 2.5 goals could be considered for more value at 13/8 with Coral.

This match between Cardiff City and Leicester City will be played on Dec 29, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Cardiff City vs Leicester City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Cardiff City vs Leicester City Betting Tips & Predictions
Both teams to score
22/25
UniBet
Leicester City win & over 2.5 goals
13/8
Coral
Stephy Mavididi anytime goalscorer
15/8
Bet365
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