There is no love lost between these two teams who enjoyed contrasting fortunes on the opening weekend of the Championship season. You might have expected Cardiff to struggle at West Ham and Bristol City to get at least a point at home to Ipswich, although it was the Bluebirds who secured a surprise victory.
Malky Mackay’s team now play their first home match of the campaign and they are a best price 8/11 (Coral – £25 free bet) to continue their 100% start to the season, with the supporters hoping that a new manager and strikeforce ensures their team claim automatic promotion.
Kenny Miller was the late match-winner at Upton Park and the former Rangers and Wolves forward is 9/2 (Victor Chandler – £25 free betting) to break the deadlock against the Robins, while Robert Earnshaw (5/1 Skybet) will want to open his Cardiff account as early as possible.
A poor start to the season saw Steve Coppell leave Ashton Gate last season and Keith Millen will not want to be an early casualty after watching his team beaten 3-0 by Ipswich. Sky Bet offer 9/2 that they bounce back in style against a Cardiff team who often feel the pressure of home supporters if things aren’t going their way.
Nicky Maynard remains a City player for the time being, despite overtures from Leicester, and Ladbrokes offer 8/1 that the former Crewe forward opens the scoring, while Brett Pitman is a 9/1 chance with Paddy Power to score first.