Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Cardiff are at home against Bournemouth as they aim to use home advantage and pick up some much-needed three points. Cardiff still remain in the bottom three with the threat of relegation still very much alive despite rising away from the bottom of the table. Bournemouth were able to ease fears of relegation with the team moving up to 10thin the table following the midweek results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football betsand betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff were at the end of a 2-1 loss against Arsenal and it was the fourth defeat in the last five games for the team. The exit from the cup competitions is likely to help Cardiff focus on the league.
Bournemouth were able to register a huge 4-0 win over Chelsea to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since October.
The recent meeting between Bournemouth and Cardiff produced a 2-0 win for the former at the Vitality Stadium. The last game between these two teams at the Cardiff City Stadium was in 2015 when the two outfits were in the Championship. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bournemouth win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Bournemouth were able to register a win in the reverse fixture and they come into the game buzzing with confidence after the midweek win over Chelsea. Cardiff, meanwhile, have been struggling for form and even home form has not come to their aid of late. A major problem with the Cherries in the last couple of months has been a lack of confidence. Despite a small squad, manager Eddie Howe has consistently got the best out of his players. The squad was strengthened in January and it is likely that the team will register an away win, as per our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bournemouth win at 2.30[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff vs Bournemouth draw odds: 3.50
Cardiff win odds: 3.25
Correct Score odds
There has been a shortage of goals from Cardiff throughout the season. Sala was signed with the sole purpose of improving the attack, but the tragedy surrounding the former Nantes player will affect the Welsh team for a significant period of time. Bournemouth have some good attacking players and Josh King returning to form is an added bonus. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bournemouth 2-1 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The vast majority of games involving the Cherries have been with a lot of goals – either due to a combination of lackadaisical defence or due to the opposition’s brilliance. Cardiff are unlikely to score much, but the noisy home crowd can induce nervousness even in the best of defences. Our total goals prediction would go for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Wilson’s absence due to injury means that Josh King returning to goals is important than ever. King came up with a brace in the midweek game against Chelsea. The forward has now scored in successive league games. Our first goalscorer prediction would back King.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Josh King at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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