Two newcomers face each other in the 9th Premier League round. Despite the great popularity Fulham enjoys among Londoners, the team spent some time in the Championship. Being back in the Premier League, fans expect the Cottagers to keep their elite status.
Cardiff, on the other hand, had a great Championship campaign last term and started the season with expectations to retain their elite status too.
One common thing between the two teams is that both have so far failed to demonstrate anything that can keep them in the top tier.
Cardiff City F.C. vs. Fulham F.C. News
Despite Aleksandar Mitrovic’s great scoring record so far, Fulham netted just 9 times this season, while conceding 21 goals.
Cardiff also had problems in defence with 17 goals conceded in 8 games. What is worse, they managed to score just 4 goals in 8 games.
This game is a chance for both teams to take 3 points in what appears to be a relegation battle this season.
Junior Hoilett, Lee Peltier, and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing will miss the match for Cardiff.
Fulham will be without Joe Bryan, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, and Joe Bryan while Alfie Mawson is still uncertain.
Cardiff City F.C. vs. Fulham F.C. Head to Head
Fulham and Cardiff faced each other several times in the Championship and both managed to score in their last 7 matches.
5 out of their last 6 games were with over 2.5 goals scored.
Cardiff could not keep a clean sheet in 7 successive games.
Fulham could not keep a clean sheet in 11 successive games.
Cardiff City F.C. vs. Fulham F.C. Betting Tips
Cardiff lost their last 6 matches in all competitions.
Cardiff won just 1 out of their last 12 matches in all competitions.
Cardiff conceded 3+ goals in 4 of their last 6 matches in all competitions.
Fulham won just one Premier League game this season.
Fulham lost 5 out of their last 8 matches by 2 goals or more.
Cardiff City F.C. vs. Fulham F.C. Prediction
Cardiff are the bookmakers’ favourites mainly because of their advantage as hosts. This is a match in which anything can happen so any final score bets are quite risky and priced high by the bookies.
Both teams to score seems the most reasonable bet here while over 2.5 goals in the match looks quite possible with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s good form and both teams’ under-performing defence.
Cardiff City F.C. vs. Fulham F.C. both teams to score (1.66 @ bet365)
Cardiff City F.C. vs. Fulham F.C. over 2.5 goals scored (1.80 @ bet365)
Cardiff City F.C. vs. Fulham F.C. both teams to score and over 2.5 goals scored (2.10 @ bet365)