Cardiff to upset Premier League big boys

This game promises goals

This midweek brings the Carling Cup to the fore, with clubs not in contention for league honours looking to this competition as a big opportunity to gain some valuable silverware. Two teams still in contention are Cardiff and Blackburn.

While Blackburn are struggling in the Premier League it would be fair to say that Cardiff are flourishing under Malky Malkay in his first year in charge. Therefore, the Bluebirds will see this as a great chance to get to a cup semi-final, facing a Blackburn side that are there for the taking. Cardiff have started the Championship campaign in good fashion, currently sitting in third place, with the potential for promotion to join their Welsh rivals, Swansea City, in the top flight.

As for Blackburn, they carry on reaching new lows, having suffered another defeat at the weekend away at Stoke. The thing that stood out for me was the poor goals that they leaked at times when they seemed to have a chance to get back in the game. Having not kept a clean sheet in league suggests that Cardiff can score, and score often. Rovers, however, also know how to find the back of the net having scored at least once in every league away game so far this season. This game promises goals, and with Kenny Miller and Robert Earnshaw up front, they hosts will pose a big problem for the away side’s back line.

If you fancy a bet on both teams scoring, then you can get 4/6 with Victor Chandler, which, to me, looks like a nailed-on wager. With it being a cup-tie, there is always the danger of it being taken to extra-time. I do think that Cardiff could cause the ‘upset’ if, indeed, people consider it a shock. For Cardiff to win in 90 minutes, they are 7/5 with Boylesports. A correct score of 2-1 also has appeal at 10/1 with BetFred.

Recommended Bet:

Both teams to score @ 4/6 with Victor Chandler

Over 2.5 goals @ 4/5 with Bet365  

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 29/11/2011 - 12:41 PM
Filed in:- League Cup Betting News, Brighton