Betting tips for Cardiff vs Arsenal 02.09.2018
The recently promoted team from the Welsh capital hosts Arsenal in the match of the 4th round of the Premier League 2018-19.
The Cardiff City gave the great surprise of the last season in the Championship, finishing in second position after the Wolverhampton, assuring of this form his direct ascent to this Premier League. Neil Warnock continues to lead the team for the third season in a row, ensuring a serious game, perhaps not very colorful, that already last year made it very difficult for Manchester City in a memorable cup match.
The club has made an investment of almost 31 million to reinforce itself with 6 players: Norwich winger Josh Murphy; Bristol City midfielder Bobby Reid; QPR goalkeeper Alex Smithies; left-back Greg Cunningham, former Preston North End; midfielder Harry Arter, on loan from Bournemouth; and the Spanish midfielder Víctor Camarasa, on loan from Real Betis.
It's not being a good start to the season for the Welsh, who fell to Bournemouth in the debut (2-0), drawing against Newcastle United (0-0) and Huddersfield Town (0-0), and being eliminated by the Norwich in the second round of the Carabao Cup (1-3).
The Arsenal put an end to 23 years of Arsene Wenger as coach, betting on San Sebastian Unai Emery to give a turn to the London team. There have been many changes and novelties in a squad that was not competitive again last season, staying out of the Champions League this season.
582 million will be the budget of the Gunners, who have let go 3 players who had mixed luck with Wenger: the central German Per Mertesacker (retired), the Spanish Santi Cazorla (has returned to Villarreal) and the talented Jack Wilshere (has been marked West Ham).
In the chapter of discharges, the team has invested 71 million euros in the hiring of the Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira (they pay 30 million to Sampdoria); 25 million by the German goalkeeper of Bayer Leverkusen, Bernd Leno; the French midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi (they pay 8 million to Lorient) and 16 million who pay Borussia Dortmund for the Greek central Sokratis. In addition, the ex-lateral of Juventus, the Swiss Stephan Lichsteiner arrives at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners debuted before the modest Boreham Wood, who swept 0-8. In the first match of this tournament, Arsenal lost in the penalty shoot-out against Atletico Madrid, sweeping PSG 5-1 in the next game. Against Chelsea they won on penalties and in their last friendly, they defeated Lazio 2-0.
The Gunners debuted with a defeat at home to Manchester City (0-2), fell at Stamford Bridge (3-2) and won in the other London derby to West Ham (3-1) last day.
The Welsh are the main favorite of the relegation and will surely give the ball to the Gunners, who will have chances to win clearly in a field where they achieved a 0-3 on their last visit in November 2013.
Cardiff vs Arsenal Prediction: X/2 5.00
Cardiff vs Arsenal Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80
Cardiff vs Arsenal Score Recommendations: 1-2 10.00