Cardiff City vs Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Fulham Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Cardiff City’s latest disappointment came in the form of a 1-0 loss against Tottenham at the Wembley. A set piece goal from Eric Dier in the eighth minute of the game broke the deadlock, but Cardiff were in the match until the 58th minute when Joe Ralls was sent off with a straight red card. Fulham were ripped apart by Arsenal, who went on to enjoy a 5-1 success at Craven Cottage before the international break. Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half goal was cancelled by Andre Schurrle just before half-time. However, Fulham were defensively exposed by Arsenal’s brilliant play in the second half and the gunners scored through Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (2).

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Fulham travel to the Cardiff City Stadium after having picked up just one victory so far this season. The solitary victory came at home for the Cottagers, but they can avail the bad mood at Cardiff to take something out of the match. In fact, Cardiff’s last home victory over Fulham was in 2015 when both clubs were in the Championship. Slavisa Jokanovic is under pressure – just like Warnock – but Fulham have better quality on the pitch. I would pick a win for Fulham.

The game promises to offer Fulham with plenty of chances to score and flex their attacking prowess. Cardiff City have the second-worst defence in the league so far. Ironically, Fulham now possess the worst defence after conceding five against Arsenal. Cardiff may not possess the quality to open up Fulham but the same cannot be said about the visitors. I would pick over 2.5 goals in the match.

Fulham win – 19/10

Total goals over 2.5 – 4/5

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

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

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

AVG Goals

0.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

26-12-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-12-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

01-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-01-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-01-2019

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-01-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-02-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

22-02-2019

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
D H

26-12-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-12-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-01-2019

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

20-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-01-2019

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 4 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

09-02-2019

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

22-02-2019

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Cardiff City Preview

Neil Warnock has admitted for the first time that he is fearing the sack at Cardiff City after losing five games on the bounce. Cardiff have been unable to get a victory in any competitive match this season and they have been looking increasingly devoid of ideas. After having been just promoted from the Championship, Cardiff find themselves at the bottom of the table even as the second international break concluded. Cardiff cannot afford to find themselves in a similar position going into the festive season, as it would psychologically seal their fate.

Cardiff City Team News

Joe Ralls is suspended for the next three matches. Daniel Ward (muscle), Lee Peltier (dislocated shoulder), and Nathanial Mendez-Laing (cruciate ligament) are unavailable due to injuries.

Fulham Preview

After spending an enormous sum of money in the summer, manager Slavisa Jokanovic is starting to feel the pressure at Fulham. Back-to-back heavy defeats for the Cottagers have raised red flags for the manager, who has to deliver results at the club sooner rather than later. The manner of the recent defeats is of huge concern, as Fulham can be criticised of schoolboy defending at times. There needs to be a rapid improvement considering that Fulham are up against opponents like Bournemouth and Liverpool before the next international break. The club cannot afford to rely on the goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andre Schurrle alone – both players have managed a combined eight goals this season.

Fulham Team News

Tom Cairney (ankle), Joe Bryan (hamstring), and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (shoulder) are unavailable for Fulham.

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

Fulham Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

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 vs Fulham Sidelined Players

Cardiff City
19 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing Injured
2 Lee Peltier Injured
8 Joe Ralls Suspended
Fulham
23 Joe Bryan Injured
10 Tom Cairney Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
5 LB Bruno Ecuele Manga 186 76
22 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
17 CM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
21 LM Victor Camarasa 183 76
7 CM Harry Arter 176 70
13 AM Callum Paterson 183 76
11 RM Josh Murphy 173 67
14 CF Bobby Reid 170 68
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marcus Bettinelli 194 82
20 RB Maxime Le Marchand 185 72
5 CD Calum Chambers 182 66
4 LB Denis Odoi 177 67
13 CD Tim Ream 186 72
8 CM Stefan Johansen 182 78
6 CM Kevin McDonald 192 82
24 CM Jean Michael Seri 168 67
9 CF Aleksandar Mitrovic 187 82
14 LF Andre Schuerrle 184 74
3 RF Ryan Sessegnon 178 70