Cardiff City vs Manchester United Live | English Premier League on Saturday, 22 December 2018 | Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET | Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff)
The week was very busy for Manchester United, who fired Jose Mourinho after another awful show offered by his team in the 3-1 defeat of Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield. The Special had to leave after winning one of the last six league games and could not defeat Valencia in the last round of the UEFA Champions League round-robin phase. A potential victory at Mestalla would have driven the Red Devils to the top of the group and would have probably helped them face opposition easier than PSG.
The tragedy resulted in the appointment of new head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the legendary forward of the team. It is interesting to note that the Norwegian manager will make his début at the bank against a team he coached in 2014 at the beginning of his managerial career. Solskjaer did not have much success with Cardiff at that time, but he directed Molde in Eliteserien. It will undoubtedly be very interesting to see how Manchester United will react on Saturday afternoon against the Bluebirds.
Cardiff City vs. Manchester United: Face to face
- Four years have passed since these two tastes played for the last time.
- Manchester United has dominated this game throughout history.
- The Reds won three and tied for the last four Cardiff City contests.
Cardiff City vs Manchester United: Prediction
The Blue birds are in 16th place and are two points behind Southampton and Burnley in the red zone. However, we must say that they are a very difficult puzzle to solve in your own backyard. Cardiff City has won three at home, four of the last five. They have scored two or more goals in three of the last five home games in the league.
Knowing that Man Utd has struggled to keep the red thread in their last trips (18 goals received in 9 away games), we can certainly see the hosts on the score sheet here. The value is fantastic with the BTTS option at 1.80.
Cardiff City vs Manchester United: Betting tips.
- BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
- City of Cardiff with more than 1.5 team goals in 4.00 (3/1)