AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Bournemouth head into their fourth consecutive campaign in the Premier League as manager Eddie Howe gathers further momentum in his career. The past three seasons have seen Bournemouth make it to the top-10 only once, but Howe will see a finish in the top half of the table as a natural progression. Cardiff City are back in the top flight after a four-year absence and promotion was made possible once again by Neil Warnock, who has a habit of doing well in the Championship.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bournemouth and Cardiff meet each other after a three-year absence and it is the hosts who come into the game as the much stronger opponent. The Cherries are looking for a push into the top half of the table and home games will hold the key in meeting this objective. Cardiff have been quite inconsistent in pre-season as they have conceded too many goals. The wins over Burton Albion and Amiens slightly offset the defeats against Rotherham United and Real Betis. Home advantage is a major factor behind going with a Bournemouth win.

This is a game between two clubs that have had a difficult pre-season in terms of defensive records. The two teams have been unable to keep a clean sheet in the last five friendlies and this provides enough confidence to go with the game that has goals at both ends of the pitch.

Bournemouth win – 10/11

Both teams to score – 10/11

AFC Bournemouth saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

AFC Bournemouth saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Cardiff City

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against AFC Bournemouth

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

AFC Bournemouth Form Guide

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo

AFC Bournemouth

Won

4

Draw

1

Lost

5
W A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

D H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

30-10-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

10-11-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

25-11-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

01-12-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

04-12-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

08-12-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

4

Draw

0

Lost

6
L H

30-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

24-11-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-11-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

04-12-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

08-12-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

AFC Bournemouth Preview

Bournemouth have tried to match Eddie Howe’s ambition by providing the manager with significant funds. Jefferson Lerma, Diego Rico, and David Brooks have been signed for massive transfer fees and they have helped raise expectations surrounding the Cherries. The pre-season has provided plenty of entertainment for Bournemouth – albeit without consistent results – as the team has been involved in a set of indifferent results. A minor objective for Howe will be to improve the club’s home form after picking up just seven wins at the Vitality Stadium last season.

AFC Bournemouth Team News

Junior Stanislas (knee) is the only injury concern for Bournemouth.

Cardiff City Preview

Cardiff City might have won several plaudits last season if not for a brilliant Wolves setup. Warnock has been in the game for a long time to know all about stifling opposition and this will be one of the key tactics for Cardiff in away matches. The Bluebirds were able to achieve promotion despite being the second lowest-scorers among the top six teams last season. Warnock has been backed to a certain extent but Cardiff have been quite deliberate in keeping it simple by signing players from the Championship. Josh Murphy and Bobby Reid are the big signings for Cardiff in the summer transfer window.

Cardiff City Team News

Warnock does not have injury or suspension worries coming into the game.

AFC Bournemouth Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

AFC Bournemouth
19 Junior Stanislas Injured
- Jefferson Lerma Injured
58 Kyle Taylor Injured
Cardiff City

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK Asmir Begovic 199 83
3 CD Steve Cook 185 83
15 LB Adam Smith 180 78
5 CD Nathan Ake 180 71
11 RB Charlie Daniels 178 75
20 LM David Brooks 173 58
4 CM Dan Gosling 183 78
6 CM Andrew Surman 178 72
24 RM Ryan Fraser 163 70
13 CF Callum Wilson 180 66
17 CF Joshua King 180 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 CD Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
22 CDM Souleymane Bamba 190 89
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
13 CM Callum Paterson 183 76
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
19 LM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 68