Cardiff City vs Fulham Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Cardiff City vs Fulham Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Two Championship sides will square off in the 3rd round of the FA Cup on Sunday at lunchtime, as Cardiff City will welcome Fulham at the Cardiff City Stadium. Cardiff City managed a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Aston Villa on Monday afternoon, with Joel Ralls scoring the winner for Neil Warnock’s side. On the flip side, Fulham lost 1-2 at home at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion, despite the fact that Lucas Piazon gave them the lead in the 55th minute and even missed a penalty in the first half. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Cardiff City Preview

Cardiff City have endured a mixed Championship campaign, but it appears they have improved a little bit over the past month. The Bluebirds have only lost once in their last six league fixtures while winning two in the process. Cardiff were on a two-game winless streak in the Championship prior to their 1-0 home win over Aston Villa in their most recent league match. Neil Warnock’s men currently stand in 19th position in the standings, just three points off the relegation zone. Cardiff have struggled to keep the ball out of the net throughout this Championship campaign, as they have one of the most leakiest defences in the division with 38 goals conceded in 24 rounds. Scoring goals has also been a problem as Cardiff only managed 27 goals in 24 league fixtures this season. Anthony Pilkington and Peter Whittingham are Cardiff’s joint topscorers in the Championship at the moment, as the pair have bagged 10 goals and 5 assists between them. Cardiff can count on their home form ahead of this clash, as they have only lost once in their last five home fixtures in the Championship. In addition, Cardiff have been unbeaten in the last three home meetings with Fulham in all competitions, conceding just two goals in the process.

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Fulham Preview

On the other hand, Fulham’s five-game unbeaten streak in the Championship ended on Monday, losing 1-2 at home against Brighton & Hove Albion. They had an overwhelming ball possession and more goal attempts, but they were unable to snatch at least one point from that game even though they missed a penalty and even had the lead. Fulham find themselves in a comfortable 10th place in the Championship table tied on 36 points with the 11th-placed Preston North End, just six points off the top six. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men have been scoring goals for fun throughout this Championship campaign, as they hold one of the best offensive records in the division with 41 goals scored in 24 rounds. Chris Martin is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 7 goals, while Stefan Johansen and Tom Cairney have bagged 10 goals and 8 assists between them. On the road, Fulham have only lost two of their last ten games in the Championship, but they only managed to win four in the process. Regarding their recent history in the FA Cup, Fulham only won two of their last nine games in the competition and were eliminated at this stage of the previous edition.

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Cardiff City Team News

Peter Whittingham and David Hoilett are both doubts ahead of this clash.

Fulham Team News

Tomas Kalas is the only doubtful player for Fulham ahead of this trip.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Both sides have been involved in high-scoring affairs of late, and both looked stronger going forward of late. Furthermore, four of the previous five meetings between these two sides have seen goals at both ends of the field. This having been said, I’m expecting an open game with both sides getting on the scoresheet.

Both teams to score - Yes at 8/13

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

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

0

Draw

2

Lost

8
L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

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)

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

18-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Exeter City Team Logo Exeter City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

01-09-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

08-09-2018

Club Friendlies

ATK Team Logo ATK

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

29-09-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-10-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

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

1.5

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 vs Fulham Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
28 GK Brian Murphy 183 86
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
15 CD Greg Halford 193 87
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
13 AM Anthony Pilkington 180 81
24 AM Kadeem Harris 175 67
25 CM Emyr Huws 185 78
6 LM Jazz Richards 185 78
3 RM Joseph Bennett 183 74
19 CF Rickie Lambert 188 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marcus Bettinelli 194 82
30 RB Ryan Sessegnon 178 70
13 CD Tim Ream 186 72
4 LB Denis Odoi 177 67
17 CD Ragnar Sigurdsson 187 86
20 CM Lucas Piazon 183 80
10 CM Tom Cairney 185 72
14 CDM Stefan Johansen 182 78
2 CM Ryan Fredericks 180 79
6 CDM Kevin McDonald 192 82
24 CF Sone Aluko 173 62