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  • Cardiff have won 5 of their last 6 matches
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Freetips staff 01 Mar 2021
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Cardiff vs Derby Predictions

Cardiff have been hard to beat under Mick McCarthy and have scored regularly since the veteran manager took over. 

Wayne Rooney’s Derby have stuttered recently and continue to struggle away from home, but consistently deliver for BTTS backers.

  • Cardiff have won 6 of their last 7 matches (Championship).
  • Cardiff have won their last 2 home matches (Championship).
  • Cardiff are unbeaten in their last 9 matches (Championship).
  • Cardiff have seen BTTS in 6 of their last 9 matches (Championship).
  • Derby have seen BTTS in their last 4 matches against Cardiff (Championship).
  • Derby have lost 4 of last 6 away matches (all competitions).
  • Derby have seen BTTS in 4 of last 5 matches (Championship).


Cardiff have a 29-18 advantage over Derby out of 66 games played between the two sides. There have also been 19 games end in a draw.

The reverse fixture at Pride Park in October ended in a 1-1 draw. Martyn Waghorn struck early for the Rams but Kieffer Moore equalised late on for Cardiff.

Cardiff Form 

Cardiff extended their unbeaten run under Mick McCarthy to nine games last weekend with a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.

Sean Morrison’s early goal for Cardiff was cancelled out by Paddy McNair’s 82nd minute finish.

Cardiff struggled in the match and registered just two shots on goal and 38% possession and will have been thankful to come away with a point.

Since McCarthy took over at Cardiff, the Bluebirds have jumped into play-off contention and are in eighth place. They have won six, drawn three and scored 19 goals in their last nine matches.

Cardiff Injuries and Team News

Cardiff have no fresh injury concerns or suspensions. Joe Ralls and Sheyi Ojo returned from respective injuries in Cardiff’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.

Mick McCarthy has used the same starting XI for the past two matches but he may be forced to make changes against Derby as the Bluebirds face their third game in six days. 

Derby Form

Derby drew for the first time under new boss Wayne Rooney last Friday. The Rams came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with rivals Nottingham Forest at Pride Park.

James Garner opened the scoring for Forest, but Colin Kazim-Richards scored in the 84th minute to earn a point for Derby.

The Rams have lost two and won six of Rooney’s nine Championship games in charge to move clear of the relegation zone.

But Derby have struggled away from home this season and have won just two of their last six away in all competitions. 

Derby Injuries and Team News

Derby goalkeeper David Marshall was subbed off with a back injury in the draw with Nottingham Forest last weekend and Kelle Roos is set to start in goal. 

Centre-back Curtis Davies and forwards Tom Lawrence and Krystian Bielik are all ruled out for Derby through injury.

Rooney made four changes to his starting line-up for the Forest match and also changed from the 5-3-2 used in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield to a 4-2-3-1 formation.

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Cardiff have an impressive record under Mick McCarthy. Back-to-back home wins will also give the Bluebirds a lift, they can take all three points with both teams to score.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes Both Teams To Score @-129.87 at Unibet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Cardiff Win Full-Time Result @115.00 at Unibet - 2 Units
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