Kick Off: New Year’s Day 15:00
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal Vs. Cardiff City Football Match – 01.01.2014- Premier League- Match Preview, Prediction, Tips and Squad
Arsene Wenger will be hoping his side can continue their two-match win streak and prove their three-game winless run in December was a mere blip.
Arsenal has an unbeaten record in their last 12 matches against Cardiff City, having won 7 and drawing 5. Cardiff’s last win with Arsenal was back in 1961, when they triumphed 2-3.
David Kerslake will be the man in charge of Cardiff again following the discharge of Malky Mackay.
Arsenal line-up: Szczesny; Gibbs, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Sagna; Arteta, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott; Giroud
Cardiff line-up: Marshall; John, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Medel, Whittingham, Kim, Mutch, Noone; Campbell
Prediction: When the two teams met earlier this season, Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners at the Cardiff City Stadium. Cardiff will need to pull a miracle in order to get three points from the gunners this week and it will be a rough one to even get a point off the league leaders. To be honest I can’t see Cardiff winning this match and my predictions are for Arsenal taking the win.
Prediction: Arsenal wins 2-1