Cardiff City v Manchester City: the Stats that Matter for this Week’s #BVGoldenGoal Match5 min read
This week’s #BVGoldenGoal match is a clash between two of the most stylish men in English football, as Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City host Pep Guardiola’s much-praised Manchester City side.
When asked about how he’d welcome one of the most successful and revered bosses in Europe, Warnock responded with, “I might buy some wine for when he comes, but I’ll drink it myself.”
We’ve come to expect nothing less from a man who once remarked about Adel Taarabt, the captain of his QPR side, “”I’ll probably have had enough of him by Christmas, so hopefully he’ll score ten or 15 goals by then and get himself a move.”
Just as Warnock will be hoping for a shock win and a bottle of wine on Sunday, our customers will have their fingers crossed that they pick the correct minute of the opener, the goalscorer and the full time result to have a chance of taking home the full £25,000 #BVGoldenGoal prize pool.
Here are some stand-out stats that could help you to ending up £25k richer come 6 o clock on Sunday evening.
Recent history suggests there will be goals
These two sides have only met twice since 1994 – the two Premier League meetings when Cardiff were last in the top flight, in the 2013-14 season.
Both of these matches were goal-fests, with the Bluebirds beating the Citizens 3-2 at the Cardiff City stadium in their first top-flight home game in 51 years. Later on in the season, City exacted revenge with a 4-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
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