Cardiff vs Manchester C. by Rostick
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The welsh team is the big favorite to go down this year, along with Crystal Palace and Hull City. Cardiff`s squad is not really cut out for Premier League level, and that was pretty obvious in ther Premiership opener, a clear 0-2 loss at the hands of West Ham United.
Cardiff has a full squad available except Cornelius, which is doubtul but has good chances of playing. City will miss Kompany and Richards. Nastasic and Jovetic are questionable.
Cardiff (4-3-3): Marshall - Connolly, Caulker, Turner, Taylor - Gunnarsson, Medel, Bo-Kyung - Bellamy, Cornelius, Whittingham.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Hart - Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy - Toure, Fernandinho, Silva - Navas, Dzeko, Aguero.
Cardiff really seems to have problems adapting to the Premier League in the beginning of the season and Manchester City is not the best opponent to help you get out of a slump. There is no reason for the visitors to not produce a similar performance to that in the first round, and if that happens, Cardiff will be in for a long night. Home court advantage can only help you so much, and it does not seem it will make a big difference for the welsh team today. The chances for an upset are looking slim.
No big news in saying that Manchester City is one level above Cardiff here. But the circumstances are also in their favor, so I am not afraid to take a -1,5 handicap, especially considering the great odds we are getting. Pellegrini`s attacking style of football will help in covering the spread.
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