Fulham vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Craven Cottage

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Fulham vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game from Craven Cottage is arguably the pick of the ties as it features two teams expected to go well this season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Fulham secured their first victory of the league season before the international break with a 2-0 success at Ipswich. A goal each from Neeskens Kebano and Rui Fonte meant that they came home with all three points. Cardiff continued their impressive start to the season becoming the only side to win each of their first five Championship fixtures. A 2-1 home victory over QPR was their latest success thanks to a goal each from Sol Bamba and Junior Hoilett. Both league meetings between the pair last season ended in a draw and by the same 2-2 scoreline. They also met last season in the league to make it three games and Ryan Sessegnon and Kenneth Zohore both scored twice in total.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is one of those rare games where you could probably make a case for value on both sides of the market. Some will be tempted at around evens on the home side while others will look at the early pace-setters and think they represent the value. Fulham have brought in a few forward players but are not quite firing in front of goal yet while Cardiff are a difficult team to break down. I would take on the London outfift in the time of their first goal market at 44:00 minutes. I also cannot see the home side running rampant here against a well drilled unit so back them to go under 1.5 goals.

Under 1.5 Fulham goals

NO home team goal before 44:00 minute.

Fulham saw over 1.5 goals in 8 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

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 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

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Fulham Form Guide

Fulham Team Logo

Fulham

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Celta Vigo Team Logo Celta Vigo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Fulham Preview

Five games in and it has been a solid if unspectacular start for the Whites who have drawn three games, one won and lost one. Three of their next four league fixtures are at home and they must start making Craven Cottage a fortress if they are to achieve promotion. A lack of league goals has been an issue with just four for the season but they have looked strong at the other end conceding just three goals. The London side are one for the under market then all five going under 2.5 and two going under 1.5. It was a quiet deadline for Fulham, they French winger Yohan Mollo who will replace Sone Aluko while Jordan Graham joined on loan from Wolves. The biggest rumour was of a move that did not come off and the signing of Dwight Gayle from Newcastle.

Fulham Team News

Floyd Ayite (hamstring) is a doubt as is Rui Fonte (groin) while Lucas Piazon is out for a while with a broken leg

Cardiff City Preview

Five victories from five league games ten goals scored only two conceded this has been an excellent start for the Bluebirds. This represents the first of a tricky looking eight game run for the Welsh Side who have a lot of the highly-rated teams to face. Only Hull netted more than the ten they have scored in the Championship this season while only Preston have kept a better defensive record than the two they have shipped during this campaign. It was a quiet deadline day for Cardiff, who let Liam Feeney leave on loan while releasing Craig Noone. One player coming in to the side was Craig Bryson who has joined on loan from Derby which looks a good signing.

Cardiff City Team News

Frederic Gounongbe will hope to return after a hip problem while Lee Camp (knee), Kadeem Harris (ankle), Callum Paterson and Rhys Healey (both cruciate) are long-term absentees.

Fulham Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

1.3

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 vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
27 GK David Button 191 83
2 LB Ryan Fredericks 180 79
26 CD Tomas Kalas 184 71
13 CD Tim Ream 186 72
4 RB Denis Odoi 177 67
3 CM Ryan Sessegnon 178 70
8 CM Stefan Johansen 182 78
6 CDM Kevin McDonald 192 82
44 CDM Ibrahima Cisse 184 77
22 CM Yohan Mollo 175 74
11 CF Floyd Ayite 175 68
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
20 CM Loic Damour 180 75
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
8 CDM Joe Ralls 183 70
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98