Both Cardiff and Aston Villa suffered damaging defeats at the weekend, the former going down 3-0 in their derby clash at Swansea and Paul Lambert’s troops losing 2-0 at home to West Ham.
Those results were more harmful to the Bluebirds, who are just one place off the foot of the table and things could go from bad to worse for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges as they entertain the Villans, even though they’re bet365′s 6/4 favourites.
Lambert’s men have looked a more soild proposition on the road than they have on their own patch this term and with the South Wales out fit likely to be nervy, Villa’s ability to strike on the counter attack could prove crucial.
In attack, Christian Benteke has struck three times in his last five outings and BetVictor rate the Belgian at 2/1 to get on the scoresheet at any time in this one.
In Tuesday’s other matches, buoyant Chelsea are banker material at 8/15 (Skybet) as they visit freefalling West Brom, William Hill post 11/10 against a West Ham success at home to Norwich and a Southampton success at Hull is an 8/5 chance with bet365.