Premier League Match Preview: Cardiff City vs. Arsenal

Updated: November 26, 2013

Match Date: 30 November 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Cardiff City Stadium


Cardiff City

While it was slightly predictable, Cardiff City’s draw with Manchester United was among the side’s better feats for this season. The defending champions fell short of one goal to defeat The Bluebirds and the latter’s attack-defense combo gave them enough faculty to earn one point from the combat. It was not a victory, but it was impressive enough to prove that Cardiff, a newly promoted side, could clash neck-and-neck with the perennial champions.


Their most recent draw would be Cardiff City’s fourth this season, which, along with three victories, provided them 13 points to rank in the league table’s 15th spot. Their standing still pales compared to the majority of the clubs, but it could be turned around soon with careful planning and execution. More mind-boggling challenges are yet to approach, thus extensive and comprehensive preparation should be a major task that the club should pay large attention to.



The current league leaders had to make an impression in their match for week 11; this is after they suffered a second defeat this season from Manchester United 1-0. They managed to win over Southampton, but the victory was not that impressive considering the uninspiring form of their opponents. Nevertheless, it was enough to redeem themselves and get back to their feet. Thus far, Arsenal remain to be very strong, with a staggering 28-point score haloed on them.


Several men are not expected to not appear in The Gunners’ upcoming fixture. Ryo Miyaichi and Lukas Podolski both have injured hamstring, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Vassiriki Abou have problem in their knee. Yaya Sanogo is still recuperating from a back damage.


Football betting tip: Despite a number of men sidelined, Arsenal could still pull this tourney off. Cardiff City have substantial chances to attack set pieces, but their rivals’ keenness at counter attacks, ability to finish scoring chances, and individual skills could seal this match in favor of the visitors. Betting for Arsenal between 1.82 and 2.12 should pick up some profits.


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