Cardiff vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

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Cardiff vs Crystal Palace prediction: Cardiff 0-2 Crystal Palace

Cardiff will be relegated from the Premier League if they fail to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Palace will be aiming to win three consecutive Premier League away matches for the first time since August 2015.

Crystal Palace have been far better away from home this season than they have been at Selhurst Park. The Eagles have won five of their last seven matches on the road in all competitions.

Cardiff vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Only two teams have a worse home record than Cardiff this season – one of them being Crystal Palace.

Despite that, Cardiff are marginal favourites at 6/4 to win the match. A Crystal Palace win is priced at 17/10 while the draw is 12/5.

The 18 matches played at the Cardiff City Stadium this season have averaged 3 goals per match. Back over 2.5 goals at 10/11.

Wilfried Zaha has scored five goals in his last six Premier League away matches. Zaha is 15/2 to open the scoring and 5/2 to score anytime.

Cardiff vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

Cardiff host Crystal Palace at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday knowing that they will be playing Championship football next season if they fail to win.

Cardiff’s relegation will be confirmed if they lose, while a a draw would almost certainly not be good enough for survival due to Brighton’s 14-goal superior goal difference.

The Bluebirds have lost their last two matches and have failed to score in four of their last five. Cardiff were beaten 1-0 at Fulham last weekend, dealing a near-fatal blow to their survival hopes.

Crystal Palace’s only defeat in their last four matches came at the hands of league-leaders Manchester City. Roy Hodgson’s side drew 0-0 at home to Everton last weekend and beat 3-2 Arsenal away from home the weekend before.

Recent results have seen the Eagles move up to 12th in the table. With two matches remaining the highest they can mathematically finish is 11th place. Only Manchester City have won fewer points away from home than Crystal Palace in 2019.

Saturday’s match will be the fourth Premier League meeting between the two sides. Cardiff have never beaten Palace in the competition, but they did hold the Eagles to a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture at Selhurst Park in December.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal whilst Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Cardiff team news vs Crystal Palace

Kenneth Zohore and Harry Arter could both come back into contention following minor calf injuries.

Aron Gunnarsson has a muscle problem and will be assessed. Junior Hoilett will start out wide if Gunnarsson fails to recover in time.

Neil Warnock admitted that Josh Murphy was left out of the squad to face Fulham because he had not been training well enough. Warnock also gave a public shoutout to striker Danny Ward who came off the bench last weekend.

“I thought he was fabulous,” Warnock said. “He’s been doing that all week. Ken [Zohore] has a tightness in his calf so I thought let’s go with Danny.”

Sol Bamba, and Callum Paterson remain sidelined with knee and ankle injuries respectively, while Joe Ralls is a long-term injury absentee.

Jazz Richards is in contention to face his former side although the full-back last featured for Cardiff in October. Richards had a loan spell at Crystal Palace in 2013.

Crystal Palace team news vs Cardiff

Christian Benteke is set to miss out after taking “a nasty blow to the head” against Everton. The Belgian has a damaged cheekbone but could return for Palace’s final game of the campaign against Bournemouth.

One of Jordan Ayew and Michy Bathsuayi – both unused substitutes last weekend – will likely start in place of Benteke. Bakary Sako and Connor Wickham are less likely alternatives.

Michy Batshuayi seems to be out of favour at Selhurst Park and has not played a single minute of Palace’s last three matches.

Hodgson said last week that Pape Souare was expected to be available for the run-in but the defender remains a doubt.

Patrick van Aanholt returned to the starting eleven last time out and should keep his place at left-back. Joel Ward is a backup option in defence.

Jeffrey Schlupp, James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho are sidelined for the remainder of the season.

Cardiff predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Cardiff XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Cardiff XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Cardiff

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Cardiff

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Cardiff

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