Cardiff gave themselves hope of avoiding the drop during the week, but they won't get anything out of title-chasing Liverpool. Check out our best bets for the game.
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Cardiff v Liverpool (1600 BST - Sky Sports PL)
This fixture would have a totally different look about it had Cardiff slipped eight points behind Brighton during the week, instead they're just two points from safety and the Cardiff City Stadium will be absolutely bouncing come kick-off as they look to continue their great escape.
Fixtures with Fulham and Palace probably offer better chances for points, but the belief that result in Brighton has given the squad, and the fans, means they'll be a dangerous side for Liverpool to face after a Champions League week and once more playing after Man City at the weekend.
These Reds do look like the real deal this season though, and if they want to pip City to the title they have to pass tests like an away day at a team fighting for survival. They'll no doubt dominate the ball but they'll have to be prepared for tough tackling, energy and set pieces from Neil Warnock's side.
With the form they're in, though, you can't really advise backing anything other than a Liverpool win, even if they have to grind out another result like they've done plenty of times already this season.
Prediction: Cardiff 0-2 Liverpool (Sky Bet odds: 5/1)
The Bluebirds have lost all ten of their games against the top six, conceding over three goals a game on average, they've also lost eight of the last nine at home against top half sides so it's fair to say they have a problem dealing with quality teams. The Reds have conceded in their last four away from home but this could be the chance for them to get back to keeping clean sheets.
Best bet: Liverpool win to nil at 20/23
Only Huddersfield have scored fewer goals than Cardiff and Liverpool still hold the league's best defence despite conceding in the last few games, so it could be an uphill battle for the hosts.
Goals: Salah to outscore Cardiff at 7/4
Never much value in Liverpool's front three scoring, but given that Cardiff don't score too many and with Salah looking right back at his best then he could well manage to score more himself than the hosts can muster.
Cardiff City v Liverpool- Opta stats
- Cardiff have lost their three Premier League meetings with Liverpool, conceding 13 goals. The Bluebirds have never lost more top-flight matches in a row versus the Reds.
- A Liverpool victory would see Cardiff become the sixth side the Reds will have beaten in each of their first four Premier League meetings after QPR, West Brom, Wigan, Burnley and Brighton.
- Liverpool have won each of their last nine Premier League matches against newly promoted sides, scoring 27 goals and conceding just three. The Reds have never won 10 successive such matches in the competition.
- Cardiff have picked up just two points from their 22 Premier League games against the six ever-present sides in the competition (W0 D2 L20), losing their last 18 in a row against Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Man Utd and Spurs.
- No team has played more English league games on Easter Sunday than Liverpool (7), with the Reds’ only defeat on that day coming in 2008 (0-3 vs Man Utd).
- Liverpool have won their last five Premier League games, with the winning goal each time coming after half-time.
- Cardiff have conceded 5+ goals in three different home league games this season – no side has ever conceded as many in more different home matches in a single Premier League campaign (Derby also 3 in 2007-08).
- Cardiff’s Victor Camarasa has scored in his last two home Premier League games, as many as he had in his first 12 at the Cardiff City Stadium in the competition.
- Mohamed Salah has scored 19 league goals this season, and could become just the third Liverpool player to score 20 in consecutive Premier League campaigns (Robbie Fowler 1994-95 and 1995-96, Luis Suarez 2012-13 and 2013-14).
- Sadio Mane has scored 10 goals in his last 12 Premier League games for Liverpool – coming into this round of matches, no player has scored more Premier League goals in 2019 than the Senegalese forward (10, same as Sergio Aguero).