Go For A Fun Bet On Cardiff v Aston Villa
Cardiff City and Aston Villa area rolling up their sleeves to avoid a relegation fight, despite a four-point cushion going into tonight’s game Villa could find themselves a point from the drop zone if results go against them in midweek.
Cardiff have lost five of their last six league games and the alarm bells were ringing after the derby defeat to Swansea and wins for Crystal Palace and West Ham at the weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s die are a point above Fulham who are at the foot of the Premier League table and such is their poor goal difference, even a win at Cardiff City Stadium won’t be enough to lift the Bluebirds out of the bottom three.
Matt Le Tissier tips: “Villa played well to beat Southampton at St Mary’s two months ago and should be beating teams like Cardiff on the evidence of Saint’s 3-0 victory in Wales a few weeks later. But the Villains have proved they are vulnerable on the road and you can’t write off the home side.
This isn’t the type of game to risk the mortgage and I’d prefer to have some fun with a goal scorer bet. Christian Benteke got back among the goals scoring in three successive games toward the end of January and I’ll take him to score last at 13/2 with William Hill.”
Paul Lamberts men have been difficult to predict on their travels. Villa lost to a late goal at Everton in their last away game and had previously drawn at Liverpool and won at Sunderland. However, defeats at Fulham and Stoke earlier in the year are a little off-putting from a betting point of view.