Cardiff City vs Liverpool – Carling Cup Final Betting

Carling Cup Final Betting Preview

Liverpool are unsurprisingly the bookmakers favourites to lift the Carling Cup trophy on Sunday but the team will be under immense pressure to bring home their first trophy in six years.

Ironically, Liverpool’s last piece of silverware was the FA Cup in 2006 – which they won in Cardiff.

The Reds go into the match full of confidence against Championship opposition having crushed Brighton 6-1 last weekend in the FA Cup fifth round. Kenny Dalglish’s side were, however, aided by three own goals.

Cardiff City are not in great form and have lost three of their last four league matches.

A comfortable 3-1 home victory against Peterborough United has been sandwiched by a home defeat against Blackpool and on the road losses at Leicester City and Ipswich Town last weekend.

Indeed, last weekend’s defeat at Ipswich saw the Bluebirds slip to fifth in the table and their involvement in the Cup this weekend could see them out of the top six depending on the results.

Liverpool are going to be well-backed and expected to win comfortably on Sunday but as we all know, football doesn’t always go according to plan.

And, where is the fun in backing a red-hot favourite at odds-on in a Cup final, where a wicked deflection, a missed offside call or a dubious penalty can all mean the difference between victory and defeat?

You could plough a significant percentage of your betting bank to try and “buy money” but before you do, I just want to leave you with four words to remember:

Birmingham City Last Season.

Verdict: Cardiff City @ 9.5 (Bet Victor)

Other Results:

  • Liverpool @ 1.4 (Betfred)
  • Draw @ 4.5 (bet365)

First Goalscorer

Scotland international Kenny Miller is usually the favourite in this market but given the standard of opposition, he has been pushed down the list. Therein could like some value and the current best price of 13.0 (bet365) looks tempting. Miller is without a goal in six matches but he was first off the mark the last time he scored – a 3-2 league victory against Portsmouth.

Selected other first goalscorers:

  • Luis Suarez @ 6.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Andy Carroll @ 7.0 (bet365)
  • Craig Bellamy @ 7.0 (Coral)
  • Steven Gerrard @ 7.5 (Bet Victor)
  • Dirk Kuyt @ 9.5 (Bet Victor)
  • Charlie Adam @ 13.0 (Coral)
  • Joe Mason @ 15.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Rudy Gestede @ 15.0 (bet365)
  • Stewart Downing @ 19.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Peter Whittingham @ 19.0 (Boylesports)
  • Martin Skrtel @ 26.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Craig Conway @ 29.0 (bet365)
  • No Goalscorer @ 12.0 (Betfred)

Anytime Goalscorer

Cardiff-born Liverpool midfielder Craig Bellamy is the only player on the field who will draw applause from both teams should he score. He has also stated he will not celebrate should he score against the Bluebirds, where he spent a successful spell on loan last season. Bellamy can be backed at 2.6 (Bet Victor) to register his name on the score sheet.

Selected other anytime goalscorers:

  • Luis Suarez @ 2.38 (Betfred)
  • Andy Carroll @ 2.75 (bet365)
  • Steven Gerrard @ 3.0 (Betfred)
  • Dirk Kuyt @ 3.4 (Bet Victor)
  • Charlie Adam @ 4.5 (Betfred)
  • Kenny Miller @ 6.5 (Betfred)
  • Stewart Downing @ 6.5 (Betfred)
  • Joe Mason @ 7.5 (Betfred)
  • Rudy Gestede @ 7.5 (Betfred)
  • Peter Whittingham @ 8.5 (Betfred)
  • Craig Conway @ 11.0 (bet365)
  • Martin Skrtel @ 12.0 (Betfred)

Correct Score

A comfortable Liverpool victory is the bookmaker’s verdict so there is definite value in going against them. While the fancied scoreline is 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1, how about a 2-1 victory to Cardiff City at 26.0 (Sky Bet).

Selected other correct scores:

  • Cardiff City 1-0 @ 21.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Cardiff City 2-0 @ 56.0 (Coral)
  • Cardiff City 3-0 @ 226.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Cardiff City 3-1 @ 81.0 (bet365)
  • Cardiff City 3-2 @ 101.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Draw 0-0 @ 12.0 (Boylesports)
  • Draw 1-1 @ 9.5 (Coral)
  • Draw 2-2 @ 26.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Liverpool 1-0 @ 7.0 (Betfred)
  • Liverpool 2-0 @ 6.5 (Coral)
  • Liverpool 2-1 @ 9.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Liverpool 3-0 @ 9.5 (Coral)
  • Liverpool 3-1 @ 13.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Liverpool 3-2 @ 34.0 (bet365)
  • Liverpool 4-0 @ 17.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Liverpool 5-0 @ 41.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Liverpool 6-0 @ 91.0 (Paddy Power)

Liverpool Favourites in Carling Cup Final Betting

Liverpool are the red hot favourites with the bookmakers to lift the Carling Cup this season.

The Reds twice came from behind to draw against Manchester City at Anfield to win the tie 3-2 on aggregate.

Having not won at Anfield for nine years, punters were advised to back the draw at best odds of 3.3 and the bet duly obliged.

Nigel De Jong scored from distance after 31 minutes to level the score on aggregate but a Steven Gerrard penalty 10 minutes later saw the advantage return to Liverpool.

Edin Dzeko put City in front for a second time after 67 minutes but Welshman Craig Bellamy, on loan at Cardiff City last season, struck on 74 to set up a final against the Bluebirds.

The night before, Cardiff City overturned a 1-0 deficit and beat Crystal Palace just as predicted.

Our advice was to back odds-on Cardiff to win in 90 minutes at odds of 1.8 and an early own goal from Anthony Gardner was enough to earn the home side a 1-0 victory.

While the bet came up trumps, it was not enough to secure passage to the final for Malky Mackay’s team.

Despite enjoying the lions share of possession and creating almost 20 chances, the score remained 1-1 on aggregate. Kenny Miller, Peter Whittingham and Aron Gunnarsson all saw efforts come back off the woodwork while Palace were reduced to 10 men from 78 minutes when Paddy McCarthy was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Both extra time and then penalties were required to separate the teams and when Miller blazed his effort high and wide it looked like it was not going to be City’s night.

But, goalkeeper Tom Heaton saved efforts from Jermaine Easter and Sean Scannell with Jonathan Parr shooting Palace’s make-or-break penalty over the bar.

Cardiff won 3-1 on penalties and booked a third Wembley final in four seasons.

Liverpool can be backed at current best odds of 1.17 (Sky Bet) to lift the trophy. If Kenny Dalglish’s side win, it will be the clubs first trophy since 2006 – when the Reds won the FA Cup and Community Shield a few months later.

Cardiff are rank outsiders and are available at 5.5 (bet365). The last time City won a trophy was in 2003 as Division Two play-off winners and of course they reached the FA Cup final in 2008 but were beaten by Portsmouth.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting

Carling Cup Semi Final Second Leg

Liverpool have the upper hand going into the second leg after shocking Manchester City with a 1-0 victory at the Etihad a fortnight ago.

Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot just as we predicted and City have to win at Anfield over 90 minutes to have any chance of reaching the final.

Roberto Mancini’s side will go into this match full of confidence having beaten Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday but the cracks are beginning to show. City blew a 2-0 lead, allowing Spurs to get back into the match at 2-2 and only a penalty five minutes into stoppage time gifted them all three points.

City will be without defender Vincent Kompany, who serves the last game of his four-match ban, so under-fire defender Stefan Savic is likely to continue at the heart of Mancini’s defence.

Any defensive mistakes like the poor back header against Tottenham which lead to a Jermain Defoe goal are likely to be pounced upon, with Craig Bellamy set to use his blistering pace to exploit the unsure Savic.

Liverpool were poor on Saturday night in their 3-1 defeat against Bolton but they were also poor when they were thumped 3-0 by City in the league and then went on to beat them in the first leg of the semi final. The Reds have a big game mentality and will not give the same performance as they did against Owen Coyle’s strugglers.

Liverpool have failed to score just once in 43 League Cup matches – the 2-0 quarter final defeat at Chelsea in 2007 and will relish playing at Anfield for the first time in this season’s competition – a ground where City have not won in nine years.

The Reds have blown hot and cold this season while City are looking shaky in defence. I expect both teams to score but Liverpool are good enough to get a draw at what is a bogey ground for City and sneak into the final.

Verdict: Draw @ 3.3 (Betfred)

Other Results:

First Goalscorer

After a string of scintillating performances, Craig Bellamy would love to put one past the club that froze him out and sent him on loan to Championship side Cardiff City last season. Bellamy has the pace and trickery to exploit a weak defender live Savic and can be backed at a best priced 8.0 (Coral).

Selected other first goalscorers:

Anytime Goalscorer

Defender Joleon Lescott found himself in the right place at the right time to bundle the ball over the line for City’s second goal against Spurs on Sunday. As the tension mounts, he could capitalise again at odds of 14.0 (Paddy Power).

Selected other anytime goalscorers:

Correct Score

Even though Liverpool’s defence was breached three times on Saturday and City conceded twice against Spurs, I expect fewer goals in this match. Liverpool don’t need to be gung-ho while City will not want to fall further behind. I predict this match to end all square and the bookies agree. A 1-1 final score is a best priced 7.0 (Betfred).

Selected other correct scores:

Cardiff City vs Crystal Palace Betting

Carling Cup Semi Final Second Leg

Cardiff City are the odds-on, bookmakers favourites to beat Crystal Palace over 90 minutes but they need to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg to reach a Wembley final for the third time in four years.

The omens look good for Cardiff. The Bluebirds have won eight of their last nine at home, including a 2-0 victory against Palace last November. Malky Mackay’s side go into this match off the back of a 3-2 victory against Portsmouth, having trailed 2-1 with 21 minutes remaining.

City created a lot of chances in the second half and were rewarded two minutes into stoppage time when Craig Conway fired in a winner from distance.

Palace manager Dougie Freedman made 10 changes for Saturday’s trip to Blackpool and was perhaps unlucky to see his side lose 2-1, having lead 1-0 until five minutes remaining.

However, the result is also indicative to Palace’s recent performances away from Selhurst Park. The Eagles have lost four of their last six away matches after defeating Manchester United in the quarter final of this competition. Indeed, only the bottom two sides in the Championship have lost more games on the road than Freedman’s team.

Palace looked an organised, rock solid outfit in the first leg, with Wilfred Zaha a real threat. But, only two teams have outscored Cardiff at home this season – leaders Southampton and freescoring Peterborough.

With City keeper David Marshall dropping a clanger against Portsmouth and Tom Heaton completely misjudging the free kick that lead to Palace’s goal in the first leg, Macakay’s team are vulnerable at the back.

There are likely to be goals scored at both ends but Cardiff are set to score more.

Verdict: Cardiff City @ 1.80 (Ladbrokes)

Other Results:

  • Crystal Palace @ 5.0 (Betfred)
  • Draw @ 3.75 (Coral)

First Goalscorer

Scotland international Kenny Miller is unsurprisingly the bookmakers favourite to score the first goal at a best price of 5.5 (Paddy Power). The City striker netted his tenth goal of the season to break the deadlock against Portsmouth on Saturday and will be the focal point of most of the Bluebirds’ attacks on Tuesday night.

Selected other first goalscorers:

  • Robert Earnshaw @ 6.5 (Ladbrokes)
  • Joe Mason @ 7.5 (Betfred)
  • Rudy Gestede @ 8.0 (Coral)
  • Peter Whittingham @ 8.5 (Sky Bet)
  • Chris Martin @ 11.0 (bet365)
  • Glenn Murray @ 11.0 (bet365)
  • Jermaine Easter @ 11.0 (bet365)
  • Don Cowie @ 13.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Sean Scannell @ 13.0 (Coral)
  • Steffen Iversen @ 13.0 (bet365)
  • Wilfred Zaha @ 13.0 (bet365)
  • Aron Gunnarsson @ 15.0 (Betfred)
  • No Goalscorer @ 9.0 (Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer

Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham looks a good shout for an anytime goalscorer at 3.6 (Paddy Power). He has scored eight goals in all competitions this season, including one against Palace in November. Whittingham has gone 11 league and cup games without scoring a goal – he is overdue getting his name on the score sheet.

Selected other anytime goalscorers:

  • Robert Earnshaw @ 2.7 (Paddy Power)
  • Joe Mason @ 2.88 (Paddy Power)
  • Rudy Gestede @ 3.25 (Coral)
  • Chris Martin @ 4.33 (bet365)
  • Glenn Murray @ 4.33 (bet365)
  • Jermaine Easter @ 4.33 (bet365)
  • Sean Scannell @ 5.0 (Coral)
  • Steffen Iversen @ 5.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Wilfred Zaha @ 5.0 (bet365)
  • Aron Gunnarsson @ 5.5 (Paddy Power)
  • Darren Ambrose @ 6.0 (bet365)

Correct Score

A fairly low scoring match is predicted with the bookmakers favouring a narrow Cardiff victory or a draw over 90 minutes. A repeat of City’s 2-0 victory against Palace last November can be backed at 7.5 (Sportingbet).

Selected other correct scores:

  • Cardiff City 1-0 @ 7.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Cardiff City 2-1 @ 8.5 (Bet Victor)
  • Cardiff City 3-0 @ 17.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Cardiff City 3-1 @ 17.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Cardiff City 3-2 @ 41.0 (Boylesports)
  • Draw 0-0 @ 9.5 (Paddy Power)
  • Draw 1-1 @ 7.5 (Ladbrokes)
  • Draw 2-2 @ 21.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Crystal Palace 1-0 @ 13.0 (bet365)
  • Crystal Palace 2-0 @ 29.0 (Coral)
  • Crystal Palace 2-1 @ 19.0 (bet365)
  • Crystal Palace 3-0 @ 81.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Crystal Palace 3-1 @ 67.0 (Boylesports)

Liverpool Favourites In Carling Cup Betting

Liverpool are the new favourites to win the Carling Cup after earning a 1-0 victory at Manchester City last night in the first leg of their semi-final. They are currently a best-priced 1.67 (bet365) to win the competition.

A foul on Daniel Agger by Stefan Savic after 13 minutes resulted in a penalty for the Red, which captain Steven Gerrard duly dispatched – great news for those who backed Gerrard to score at anytime as predicted in yesterday’s preview.

City were without the influential quartet of Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Kolo and Yaya Toure and they endured back-to-back defeats at home for the first time since February 2008. The first defeat was of course to Manchester United in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Roberto Mancini’s charges looked like a team still reeling from their FA Cup exit and they have it all to do when the two sides meet again at Anfield in a fortnight’s time.

The Reds admittedly have a slender lead but City will not relish the trip knowing they simply must win again Kenny Dalglish’s side to make it to Wembley for the second time in as many seasons.

In the other semi final, both Cardiff City and Crystal Palace can be backed at much longer odds to win the cup outright. Palace have the edge in the betting over Championship rivals City due to their 1-0 lead from the first leg.

Dougie Freedman’s side took the lead two minutes before half-time when former Tottenham Hotspur defender Anthony Gardner headed into an empty net after Cardiff goalkeeper Tom Heaton failed to deal with a free kick from Darren Ambrose.

More Carling Cup Winner Odds

If you believe City can overturn their 1-0 deficit in the return fixture and go onto win the competition, there may be some value to be had. Both Crystal Palace and Cardiff City can be backed at longer odds, with the bookmakers finding it difficult to separate them after Palace earned a 1-0 victory in the first leg of their semi-final.

  • Manchester City @ 3.5 (Sportingbet)
  • Crystal Palace @ 11.0 (Betfred)
  • Cardiff City @ 12.0 (Ladbrokes)

Winning League

You can hedge your bets by backing which league the winner will come from. Obviously, the Premier League has much shorter odds than a winner from the Championship. Some may view backing a Premier League winner as “buying money” but in Cup competitions, you can never be sure!

  • Premier League @ 1.08 (Sky Bet)
  • Championship @ 7.0 Sky Bet)

Name the Finalists

Those who believe they can predict the results of the second leg fixtures are able to bet on who will make the final. Liverpool again head the betting in this market but there is not much in whether the Reds will play either Cardiff City or Crystal Palace in the final. Similarly, Manchester City can be backed at larger odds, but whether they face either the Bluebirds or the Eagles is a case of splitting hairs.

  • Liverpool and Cardiff City @ 2.7 (bet365)
  • Liverpool and Crystal Palace @ 2.75 (bet365)
  • Manchester City and Cardiff City @ 5.5 (bet365)
  • Manchester City and Crystal Palace @ 6.0 (bet365)

Manchester City vs Liverpool Betting

Carling Cup Semi Final First Leg

Manchester City will not want to be dumped out of two Cup competitions in the space of just a few days so expect them to take a commanding lead in their first leg tie against Liverpool.

Roberton Mancini’s side will arguably be weakened going into the match after losing the appeal over Vincent Kompany’s red card in their FA Cup defeat against Manchester United on Sunday. Kompany begins his four match suspension against the Reds while both Kolo and Yaya Toure are on Africa Cup of Nations duty.

City will be boosted by the return of Gareth Barry from suspension but Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and David Silva may also be absent tonight.

Liverpool will again be without striker Luis Suarez, who serves the third of his eight-match suspension. The goal scoring responsibility will be passed on to the below-par Andy Carroll who was linked with a cut-price return to former club Newcastle United today.

Carroll may not be able to benefit from a Stewart Downing supply line after the former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough winger’s off-field troubles threatens his place in tonight’s starting eleven. Kenny Dalglish’s side should be boosted by Steven Gerrard who is nearing full fitness. If anybody can rally the team for this match then it’s Gerrard who has made over 560 appearances for Liverpool since making his debut during the 1998-99 season.

This match comes little more than a week after the two sides met in a Premier League clash with City running out comfortable 3-0 winners. Mancini’s side have won all 10 league fixtures at home this season, scoring 31 goals and conceding just four.

By comparison, Liverpool have struggled on the road in the Premier League – scoring just 10 goals in as many games which have produced five wins, four defeats and a single draw.

City are looking for a sixth successive home victory in a League Cup fixture and my prediction is they will get it.

Verdict: Manchester City @ 2.0 (bet365)

Other Results:

  • Liverpool @ 4.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Draw @ 3.4 (Bet Victor)

First Goalscorer

Unsurprisingly, it is Sergio Aguero who gets the bookmakers nod as favourite to break the deadlock tonight. Since joining City from Atletico Madrid in the summer, the diminutive striker has scored 17 goals in 27 appearances. He cost the same amount of money that Liverpool paid Newcastle United for Andy Carroll, £35 million, but looks a bargain by comparison. Aguero can be backed at 6.0 (Ladbrokes) to draw first blood.

Selected other first goalscorers:

  • Mario Balotelli @ 6.5 (Sky Bet)
  • Edin Dzeko @ 6.5 (Coral)
  • David Silva @ 9.0 (Betfred)
  • Andy Carroll @ 10.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Craig Bellamy @ 10.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Steven Gerrard @ 11.0 (bet365)
  • Samir Nasri @ 11.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Dirk Kuyt @ 11.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Adam Johnson @ 12.0 (Coral)
  • Charlie Adam @ 17.0 (Sportingbet)
  • James Milner @ 17.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Maxi Rodriguez @ 21.0 (Paddy Power)
  • No Goalscorer @ 11.0 (Bet Victor)

Anytime Goalscorer

Again, it’s Aguero who heads the bookmaker’s list to get his name on the scoresheet but for a little more value, why not go for Steven Gerrard @ 4.5 (Paddy Power). Gerrard is a big game player and if the Reds are awarded a penalty, you can be sure he will take it.

Selected other anytime goalscorers:

  • Sergio Aguero @ 2.38 (bet365)
  • Mario Balotelli @ 2.75 (Paddy Power)
  • Edin Dzeko @ 2.75 (Ladbrokes)
  • David Silva @ 3.75 (Paddy Power)
  • Andy Carroll @ 4.2 (Paddy Power)
  • Craig Bellamy @ 4.2 (Paddy Power)
  • Samir Nasri @ 4.2 (Paddy Power)
  • Dirk Kuyt @ 4.5 (Ladbrokes)
  • Adam Johnson @ 4.5 (Coral)
  • Charlie Adam @ 6.5 (Sportingbet)
  • James Milner @ 7.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Maxi Rodriguez @ 8.5 (Paddy Power)

Correct Score

If you believe City will have as easy a time of it against Liverpool as they did eight days ago, you can back a 3-0 home victory at best odds of 21.0 (Ladbrokes).

Selected other correct scores:

  • Manchester City 1-0 @ 8.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Manchester City 2-0 @ 10.0 (Coral)
  • Manchester City 2-1 @ 10.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Manchester City 3-1 @ 21.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Manchester City 3-2 @ 34.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Draw 0-0 @ 11.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Draw 1-1 @ 7.5 (Ladbrokes)
  • Draw 2-2 @ 17.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Draw 3-3 @ 81.0 (Sportingbet)
  • Liverpool 1-0 @ 12.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Liverpool 2-0 @ 23.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Liverpool 2-1 @ 19.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Liverpool 3-0 @ 67.0 (Betfred)
  • Liverpool 3-1 @ 41.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Liverpool 3-2 @ 41.0 (Coral)

Crystal Palace vs Cardiff City Betting

Carling Cup Semi Final First Leg

The eighth League Cup semi final between two non-top flight teams (and the first since 2000) pits Championship duo Crystal Palace against Cardiff City.

Cardiff go into this tie with superior league form, sitting in third place just two points off the automatic promotion slots while Palace have fallen away a little and find themselves eleventh. However, they are just three points away from the play-off places.

The Bluebirds beat Palace at home back in November by a 2-0 scoreline and having attended the match myself, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about Dougie Freedman’s side who were in the play-off places at the time.

Admittedly, Darren Ambrose did not participate in that match and he has been instrumental during Palace’s cup run this season, scoring a wonder goal to help knock out Manchester United in the last round.

Both teams fielded weakened sides in last weekend’s FA Cup fixtures and subsequently both were eliminated. Palace were missing key players through illness while Cardiff boss Malky Mackay rested the likes of Kenny Miller, Aron Gunnarson, captain Mark Hudson and the in-demand Peter Whittingham.

Palace go into this game with a great home record in the League Cup. Indeed, they have lost just twice in their last 30 fixtures in this competition, winning 24 of them. However, Cardiff have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five trips to Palace in all competitions.

A tight match looks the safest bet because neither side will want to “lose” the first leg, giving them everything to play for when they meet again at the Cardiff City Stadium in a fortnight’s time. City have lost four of their last six away matches in the League Cup but have drawn seven of their 13 league matches on the road this season.

City manager Mackay has instilled a work ethic into his team and generally this campaign, Cardiff keep things tight at the back. A weakened defence was breached four times in their FA Cup defeat at West Brom last weekend but with a full-strength side, I can see this one ending goalless or possibly 1-1.

Verdict: Draw @ 3.25 (Bet Victor)

Other Results:

  • Cardiff City @ 2.38 (Betfred)
  • Crystal Palace @ 3.3 (bet365)

First Goalscorer

Crystal Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose has scored three goals in his last three appearances in the competition, including a wonder strike against Manchester United in the last round. The former Newcastle United player can be backed at 12.0 (Paddy Power).

Selected other first goalscorers:

  • Kenny Miller @ 7.0 (Betfred)
  • Robert Earnshaw @ 8.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Glenn Murray @ 8.0 (bet365)
  • Jermaine Easter @ 8.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Joe Mason @ 8.0 (Coral)
  • Chris Martin @ 8.5 (Paddy Power)
  • Wilfred Zaha @ 9.0 (Betfred)
  • Rudy Gestede @ 9.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Steffen Iversen @ 10.0 (bet365)
  • Antonio Pedroza @ 10.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Peter Whittingham @ 11.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Sean Scannell @ 11.0 (Bet Victor)
  • No Goalscorer @ 9.0 (Boylesports)

Anytime Goalscorer

The bookmakers see Kenny Miller as the biggest goal threat and he netted in City’s 2-0 league defeat of Palace last year. Miller can be backed at 2.88 (bet365) to do the same again.

Selected other anytime goalscorers:

  • Joe Mason @ 3.5 (Paddy Power)
  • Robert Earnshaw @ 3.5  (Sportingbet)
  • Glenn Murray @ 3.6 (bet365)
  • Jermaine Easter @ 3.6 (Paddy Power)
  • Chris Martin @ 3.75 (Paddy Power)
  • Wilfred Zaha @ 4.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Rudy Gestede @ 4.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Steffen Iversen @ 4.33 (bet365)
  • Antonio Pedroza @ 4.33 (bet365)
  • Peter Whittingham @ 4.5 (Paddy Power)
  • Sean Scannell @ 4.5 (bet365)
  • Darren Ambrose @ 5.0 (Paddy Power)

Correct Score

The bookmakers believe this is going to be a tight match and 1-1 can be backed at a best price of 7.0 (Ladbrokes) or 0-0 at 9.0 (Boylesports).

Selected other correct scores:

  • Crystal Palace 1-0 @ 8.5 (bet365)
  • Crystal Palace 2-0 @ 15.0 (Sky Bet)
  • Crystal Palace 2-1 @ 13.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Crystal Palace 3-0 @ 41.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Crystal Palace 3-1 @ 29.0 (Coral)
  • Draw 2-2 @ 17.0 (bet365)
  • Draw 3-3 @ 101.0 (Sportingbet)
  • Cardiff City 1-0 @ 7.5 (Bet Victor)
  • Cardiff City 2-0 @ 13.0 (Paddy Power)
  • Cardiff City 2-1 @ 11.0 (Ladbrokes)
  • Cardiff City 3-0 @ 29.0 (Bet Victor)
  • Cardiff City 3-1 @ 23.0 (Ladbrokes)