Cardiff vs Arsenal : Quick Match Preview

Arsenal can finally realize back to back victories as they meet the newly promoted Cardiff. The Bluebirds have 3 hard matches coming against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea, so they can soon find themselves in the relegation zone.

Motivation

Cardiff need points to get further away from the red zone while Arsenal will aim to close up the gap between them and the top teams of EPL. Unai Emery has reasons to be concerned in this matter. 9 points are splitting The Gunners from the first placed team.

Formations

The Bluebirds main target is to defend and maybe smudge something on the counter-attack, so a 4-1-4-1 style is the one for mister Neil Warnock. On the other side, Arsenal will probably stick with the 4-2-3-1 which gave good results in their 3-1 victory against West Ham.

Head 2 Head

  • Arsenal won both of the recent EPL meetings and kept clean sheets as well
  • Unai Emery’s men scored at least 2 goals in last 3 meetings

Squad changes

Arsenal will benefit from the comeback of their star player, Mesut Ozil, after the German international player missed last weekend’s action due to illness.

Warnock’s men will miss their right wing, Mendez-Laing, with Callum Paterson and Hoilett pushing for a start.

Betting Advice

Arsenal are in good spirits as they got their first victory last weekend. They performed well against Chelsea and today they should easily find their way to the victory. Cardiff failed to score in the new season so far. Warnock has a bad record against Arsenal with 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses. Besides this, The Bluebirds struggled even against a 10 men Newcastle side, so The Gunners should prove too powerful.

  • Arsenal to win at 1.57 odds