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Cardiff vs Leeds prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: Saturday 13th January 2024
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City vs Leeds United: Top free betting tips

Our Cardiff City vs Leeds United prediction is for this match to be an intriguing affair. Cardiff City is very much an on-off side that one week will perform excellently but then will be poor the following week. As proven by their 2-1 win against QPR which came just before a 4-0 hammering to Sheffield Wednesday.

The Bluebirds sit just outside of the Championship playoff places in ninth position, three points below sixth-placed Sunderland. The South Wales side has won eleven and lost eleven of their twenty-six matches this season, with only Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Leicester drawing fewer matches than Cardiff. Leeds on the other hand have fallen out of form recently with just two league wins from their previous six matches, suffering defeats to Sunderland, Preston and West Brom.

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The Ninian & Canton Stands at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Four of the previous five matches for Leeds have seen 2.5 goals or more scored with the 1-0 defeat to West Brom being the only match to not reach 2.5 goals. Cardiff have themselves shown how capable they are in front of goal but also how shaky they are defensively recently. The Bluebirds have had just one match from their previous six fail to see 2.5 goals or more scored.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

For our next Cardiff City vs Leeds United prediction, we have stayed in the goal markets and have gone with both teams to score. Six of the previous seven meetings finished with both teams finding the back of the net with a total of thirty-two goals scored in those seven meetings.

​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Leeds United

In our final Cardiff City vs Leeds United prediction, we are predicting a win for Daniel Farke's Leeds United side. Leeds are unbeaten in their previous three matches against Cardiff with Cardiff winning once in five attempts against the Yorkshire team. Leeds will be on a high after a very good and comfortable FA Cup third round victory over Peterborough United which saw Patrick Bamford score a goal of the season contender.

​How far will Leeds fans travel to Cardiff? 

The driving distance between Leeds and Cardiff is 228 miles. With the weather forecast looking fairly chilly this weekend, we would advise any travelling fans to wrap up warm for this trip to South Wales.

Leeds fans will go via the M1 which will take Leeds fans from Leeds to near Loughborough where the fans will then join the A42 and A444 until they reach the M42 which will take them around Birmingham, the M50, A40 and A449 will then take them to Cardiff.

Cardiff City vs Leeds United: Tickets

The cheapest adult tickets in the home sections are priced at £22 with the more expensive tickets being around £10 more.

​FAQs: Cardiff City vs Leeds United

  • Who is Cardiff’s top goalscorer? The Bluebird's top scorers this season are Perry Ng, Dimitris Goutas, Ike Ugbo and Karlan Grant with four goals each. 
  • What was the result the last time the sides met? The two sides met in August 2023, the match ended 2-2.  
  • Who is Leeds' top goalscorer? The top scorer for Leeds is Crysencio Summerville with twelve goals.

Callum Jones-Bowman

Callum is fairly new to writing having been a football scout since 2019 but since having a baby with his wife in late 2022, he has chosen this new career path to ensure he can be a hands on father while still being involved in his biggest passion - football.

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