Cardiff vs Barnsley prediction
Cardiff was set as quite an underdog away from home against Nottingham Forest last Saturday afternoon, but the guests were the ones to walk away with a three-pointer.
It was a narrow 1:0 victory with the only goal being scored already in the 14th minute via Mendez-Laing, in a match where the guests really had some decent luck to walk away with a clean sheet.
The hosts were the ones to have more of the ball possession and a lot of numbers missed, as it was simply wasn't a good day for their attackers.
This was a second consecutive victory for Cardiff, as they remain undefeated in the last three, finally climbing up at the table a little. They are now just three points behind the playoff zone and need to remain with the momentum.
Barnsley was also an underdog game as well, but reacted much better than in recent weeks and took a precious 3:1 victory against completely passive and clueless Hull.
It was simply a day when the visitors did barely or close to nothing in attack, against a just firm and decent hosts, while the victory would have been probably more fair if it was a narrow one.
This is now the first victory for Barnsley after the very first round of the season, as it means much more regarding their atmosphere and psychology. The team remains five points behind the safe zone, with just two points earned out of nine matches played on the road.
The home side should miss forward Vassell (2/1) this time. Doubtful are midfielder Ralls (13/5) and forward Glatzel (11/2). The guests should have no fresh injury worries.
Cardiff is just in fine form and reacting pretty well in front of their own fans this season.
Barnsley did surprise and reacted better last weekend against unimpressive Tigers, however, they should hardly have any concrete chances in the attack at Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff vs Barnsley betting tips
Cardiff Wins (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.82 at Pinnacle
Result: 3-2 WON (+6.56 units)
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