Odds: Derby 3/2, Draw 11/5, Cardiff 9/5
Kick Off: 1200, 18/03/2018
Stadium: Pride Park
TV: Sky Sports
Derby can shake up the Championship promotion race by securing a home win over high-flying Cardiff.
The Rams have gone seven games without a victory, but five of those fixtures have been drawn and they have had a fairly hard schedule.
Seven straight wins have put Cardiff in second place, but we’d question the quality of opposition faced during that hot streak.
A Look At Derby County’s Betting Odds
Derby shared the spoils in a fiery east midlands derby with Nottingham Forest, hanging on bravely for a goalless draw after the late dismissal of Tom Huddlestone.
Prior to that red card, the Rams had been on top, with David Nugent and Tom Lawrence forcing a double save from Costel Pantilimon.
On-loan Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer caught the eye after coming on for the last half an hour and we’d like to see more of him here.
County boss Gary Rowett said: “Scott Carson had nothing to do all afternoon. We just couldn’t take our opportunities.
“It’s another game where we’ve been the better team but we just can’t turn that draw into a win. I’m pleased with the effort, though.”
The Rams have been good at grinding out home wins for much of the season and we like 3/1 they prevail by a one-goal margin from the Derby vs Cardiff odds.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff kept up the pressure on leaders Wolves when enjoying a 3-1 win at Brentford on Tuesday, with Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zohore on the scoresheet.
However, City were indebted to Neil Etheridge for making a couple of crucial saves whilst they trailed 1-0.
The Bluebirds showed plenty of character to come from behind, but Brentford had 67 per cent of the possession and 24 attempts on goal.
Before that, Cardiff had beaten a mixed bag of opponents and we’re still not fully convinced by Neil Warnock’s side.
Punters can get 17/2 for a 2-1 home win here and that completes our Derby vs Cardiff betting tips.
Nottm Forest 0-0 DERBY
Brentford 1-3 CARDIFF – Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson, Kenneth Zohore
Head-to-head: Cardiff 0-0 Derby, Derby 3-4 Cardiff, Cardiff 0-2 Derby, Cardiff 2-1 Derby, Derby 2-0 Cardiff
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