Bournemouth are up against newly promoted Cardiff City to open their Premier League 2018-19 season. This match, at the Vitality Stadium, sees Bournemouth step into the campaign with the objectives of a top-10 finish. Cardiff City are more likely to be satisfied with staying in the division after having experienced just one season in the Premier League in the last decade. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bournemouth enjoyed a brilliant 5-2 win over French giants Marseille in the latest friendly. Manager Eddie Howe has been able to strengthen the team substantially in the summer.
Cardiff City were caught in a battle between going with exotic names or stable Championship bets to strengthen the squad. Manager Neil Warnock decided to go with the latter but Cardiff have still spent north of €30 million.
The recent game between Bournemouth and Cardiff was in 2015 with the two teams playing out a 1-1 draw. The recent meeting at Vitality Stadium witnessed an entertaining 5-3 score that finished in favour of Bournemouth. Our betting tips and predictions favour a victory for Bournemouth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bournemouth win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff are at a spectacular price of 4.50 for a victory in the game. Despite being no strangers to getting wins away at Bournemouth, Cardiff may not be a great bet for this match. The Bluebirds were not been able to enjoy a great away run last season and they are up against a substantially stronger Bournemouth outfit at the Vitality Stadium. Despite not enjoying a great home record last season, Bournemouth should be more than strong to take on newly promoted teams at home. Our preview would go with a win for Bournemouth.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bournemouth win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth vs Cardiff City draw odds: 3.60
Cardiff City win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
The pre-season results have witnessed a difficult defensive run for both clubs. Cardiff came up with the second-fewest goals amongst teams that finished in the top six of the play-offs. Even after bringing in top Championship players like Bobby Reid, the situation may not change much. At the same time, Bournemouth’s struggle at the back during pre-season is likely to result in a game that has a 2-1 score, as per our correct score prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bournemouth 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There is a high possibility of both teams coming up with goals. Bournemouth offence is substantially better than last season while Cardiff may have an initial enthusiasm to propel them to a greater attacking display. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Callum Wilson was the joint top scorer for Bournemouth last season as he came in with nine league goals. Joshua King also came in with a similar tally even if he required a couple of games more in order to achieve this tally. King came up with a brace against Marseille and stands as our pick to open the scoring in this match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Joshua King at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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