TheSportsRush brings Cardiff City vs Arsenal prediction, as the Gunners aim to capitalise on their win against West Ham last week.
After a disappointing start to the Premier League season, Arsenal travel to Cardiff to face Cardiff City on Sunday, which will be the fourth match-week of the top flight in English football. SportsRush has a deeper look on the fixture and brings the prediction of the game.
Arsenal could not have expected a much worse start to the post-Wenger season, as the Gunners lost their first two fixtures in the league convincingly to bitter rivals Manchester City and Chelsea. However, Unai Emery has got one win in the bag, after Arsenal came from behind to defeat West Ham 3-1 last weekend.
The new manager will now be hoping that the win over West Ham will change the side’s fortunes, after enduring a tough start to the season. Arsenal currently stand ninth on the Premier League table, and will now have to face newly promoted Cardiff City this weekend.
On the other hand, Cardiff’s entry to the Premier League has not been a pleasant one as of yet. Neil Warnock’s side is winless from the first three games of the league and stand fifteenth in the rankings. However, Cardiff has managed to draw both of their last two games without scoring a goal, giving some hope to the Cardiff City Stadium faithful.
The Bluebirds will be looking to continue their defensive tactics on the field as they did in their previous two outings, and will be willing to hit Arsenal on the counter if the opportunity arises. This match will be crucial for both teams, but the Gunners will be the obvious favourites going into the match.
Arsenal’s return to winning ways will boost the squad’s morale and will even give more breathing space to new manager, Unai Emery. The manager will be looking forward to replicate his side’s performance at the Emirates against the Hammers, and get the season back on track.
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On the other hand, Warnock will be wishing to upset the Gunners after having put a spirited performance in their last two games. The Bluebirds will be looking forward to frustrate Arsenal defensively, and then pounce if the opportunity comes.
Popular betting site, SkyBet has placed a 9/2 odds for a Cardiff City victory while they have also placed a 3/5 odds for a victory for Unai Emery’s team. SportsPesa has a 11/2 odd for a victory for the Bluebirds while there is a 4/1 odd for a draw.
We are going with a 2-0 victory for the Gunners, who will be looking to regain their form through the attacking prowess of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.