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Cardiff v Manchester United Prediction 22-12-2018

Cardiff v Manchester United Prediction

Cardiff v Manchester United Prediction

Saturday, 4:00 pm
22-12-2018
Cardiff City Stadium
England Premier League

Manchester United make a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.

United approach this fixture following a devastating (3-1) loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Super Sunday that saw the Red part ways with Mourinho.

The Red Devils fell behind in the 24th minutes, but Jesse Lingard levelled the score nine minutes later.

United then conceded the second in the 73rd minutes before the deficit was doubled in the 80th minute as The Reds records two straight defeats in all competitions.

Host Cardiff City come into this encounter on the back of an entertaining (3-2) loss to Watford at the Vicarage Road last Saturday.

One first half goal and two second half goals saw Cardiff on the back foot, before Junior Hoilett pull one back, then Booby Reid added the second to set up a nervy finish.

Cardiff are 16th on the table, while Manchester United are 6th.

Players to Watch

Callum Paterson is Cardiff top scorer with four goals this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær will expect Paul Pogba to set up his game in this encounter. Pogba currently has five goals and four assist this season.

Prediction: Manchester United Win

Reason for Cardiff v Manchester United Prediction

Cardiff have gone fifteen straight games in all competitions without a draw.

United have played three straight games in all competitions without a draw.

Cardiff have gone nine consecutive matches without a draw.

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