Cardiff vs. Coventry Predictions: Both teams to score in Wales
Cardiff vs Coventry Odds
Cardiff host Coventry live in front of the Sky Sports cameras in a clash between two sides in fair form in the Championship on Tuesday night. The Bluebirds have recently pulled themselves away from the relegation zone and are now twelve points away from being in the bottom three, while Coventry sit a further twelve points above their hosts and know they need to start picking up wins fast if they are to mount a play-off push.
Cardiff vs Coventry Tips
The first selection in this tie is both teams to score. Firstly, the home side Cardiff may have improved their results of late but their leaky defence is still problematic. Only three sides in the league have a worse defensive record than the Bluebirds and they have conceded at least one goal in 29 of their 31 games in all competitions this season. Their attacking prowess has thankfully improved recently though, with a goal scored in all six of their last six games.
The visitors arrive in the Welsh capital off the back of an up-and-down run of form, but one thing that cannot be questioned is their propensity for goals at both ends of the pitch. The Sky Blues have bagged at least one goal in seven of their last eight games, while conceding in six of their last seven.
Regarding the head to head record between these two Championship regulars, in their last six meetings in the league BTTS has landed four times. In four of Cardiff's last six both sides have hit the target, while in five of Coventry's last seven games the same outcome has occurred.
Although it is always the case that teams who have been leaking goals could focus heavily on defence and tighten up to secure a rare clean sheet, at just a shade under even money backing goalmouth action at both ends in this one seems a sensible play.
Next up I like the look of Jordan Hugill to find the back of the net at a current price of 13/5 with Bet365. The Norwich loanee forward hasn't been at all prolific this season for the Bluebirds, however, after a spell out of the team he seems to be finding his goal-scoring touch for Steve Morrison's side.
Scoring in two of his last four, both games being at the Cardiff City Stadium, Hugill is quickly amassing a cult following amongst the Cardiff City faithful due to his hard working style and hold up play. The famous saying 'don't fall in love with a loan player' will be tested for the City fans and their love will only grow stronger if he can hit the target for the third straight home match here.
Hugill is no stranger to scoring against Coventry either. Last January in the FA Cup fourth round he bagged one for parent club Norwich, with his glancing header putting the game out of reach for the Sky Blues at 2-0.
His style of forward play seems to be problematic for Coventry's central defenders and his movement is one of the best in the league. He has a tendency to ghost between defenders to find space before the cross is fired in towards him and Cardiff will have the perfect outlet when attacking their visitors' goal in Hugill.