Welcome to our betting tips, results, statistics, live results etc. League Cup, 1st round. Championship against League One. Cardiff opened the season with a strong 1-0 win at home to Norwich, but came down brutally again away to Reading on Saturday, where a 1-0 lead was turned into a 1-2 loss. Didn’t convince against Norwich either, and the Canaries have also been weak in their two games, so it’s a bit difficult to place the Welsh so far. Steve Morison has gained renewed confidence after steering the team to a safe 18th place last season, a full 16 points away from relegation.
Of course, that doesn’t sound very convincing considering Cardiff’s level of ambition, but the team were in trouble early in the season after a terrible lack of form under Mick McCarthy, and it was only under Morison that they started to turn around. But even if there was an improvement, Cardiff were still extremely unstable throughout the season, which is why many are unsure whether Morison is really the right man to develop the Welsh team further. There have been major changes this summer, with more than 10 players out and at the time of writing no less than 13 new signings.
There is therefore a major renewal process underway, a clear signal that they are now trying to back Morison in his attempt to change the playing style. Jamilu Collins (Paderborn), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), Romaine Sawyers (West Brom), Andy Rinomhota (Reading) are just some of those who have come in, while Leandro Bacuna, Marlon Pack (Portsmouth), Aden Flint ( Stoke) and Josh Murphy are among the players who have left the club. There are still a couple of positions where further reinforcements are desperately needed, but it is rumored that more are on the way. So there is a lot that needs to fall into place, at the same time there is great skepticism about the choice of Morison, so krypto-oddsen.com believes that it will take little time before it starts to murmur among the fans. Smells like a new season in no man’s land.
Did well at home, but won just six away games, the weakest of the teams in the top 10. Danny Cowley is embarking on his second full season as manager at Portsmouth, and now hopes that they have got the last pieces in place so that they can finally close the hatch up to the top. Purely in terms of playing, there is a lot to say about Portsmouth, but that little something extra has been missing. This summer, they got more powder at the top with the signings of Colby Bishop and Joe Pigott, and beyond that the squad was strengthened with, among others, Joey Rafferty (Preston), Marlon Park (Cardiff), Tom Lowery (Crewe) and Joshua Oluwayemi (Tottenham). Marcus Harness (IPswich) and Aiden O’Brien have left the club. Potential promotion candidate.
There may soon be a number of changes on both teams, so check the lineups before any bets, but we believe that it will be an even match anyway: X DRAW