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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Cardiff could stun City with opening goal

Pep Guardiola's men may be vulnerable early after midweek defeat

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock shouts instructions
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3pm Saturday

Cardiff are determined to take on the Premier League's big guns and could ask a serious question of Manchester City by scoring the first goal of the game in the Welsh capital.

Over the 90 minutes City's extra quality should shine through but Pep Guardiola's side may be vulnerable in the early stages as they try to come to terms with Wednesday's shock 2-1 defeat at home to Lyon.

For Cardiff to have any chance they must start quickly, as they did at Chelsea last weekend when Sol Bamba gave them the lead.

Recommendation
Cardiff to score first
1pt 5-1 bet365

Bet on this match at Soccerbase.com

Team news
Cardiff
Aron Gunnarsson (knee) is not ready to return but Harry Arter (illness) is available.

Manchester City
Sergio Aguero has recovered from an ankle injury but Benjamin Mendy is a fitness doubt and Claudio Bravo, Kevin De Bruyne and Eliaquim Mangala are sidelined.

Key stat
Manchester City have conceded the first goal in two of their last four matches.


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Manchester City have conceded the first goal in two of their last four matches
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