Cardiff City vs Aston Villa 02/11/2014 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Cardiff City (5-6-14) Aston Villa (7-6-12)
Tuesday 11th February 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Cardiff 6/4 Draw 12/5 Aston Villa 11/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport, Direct tv, NBC Sports
The relegation battle this year is the tightest in my living memory, only seven points seperate tenth from bottom and that is simply unreal. Eleven teams are realistically looking over the shoulder as the league enters the final third of the season. Cardiff City suffered a bad defeat to Swansea at the weekend losing 3-0 and not really competing in what was a poor performance. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking for his side to bounce back and show more fight and determination on Tuesday night in a game that at least on paper looks evenly matched. The january additions of Zaha and Kenwyn Jones looked to have had the desired effect in their first outing for the club when they inspired a come from behind victory over Norwich can the two work some similar magic against a Villa team struggling for form?
Aston Villa will come into this game knowing that a victory will move them ten clear of Cardiff and realistically give them a very good chance of avoiding the impending relegation battle. A loss in Cardiff though will throw the villans back into a dogfight and will be something that Paul Lambert is eager to avoid. Christian Benteke has started to fire some goals again for the Claret and blue netting three in his last five and with agbonlahor and weimann also contributing going forward there are goals in this Villa side.
I think this game is going to be a free flowing game of ball and I think that we will see some goals here. Cardiff are not as bad as they were at the weekend against Swansea and how Aston Villa didnt score against West Ham I will simply never know. I'm looking for the overs here as I think both teams find the net and expect to see it bulge at least three or four times! Take the over and follow me on twitter@antonpippo