Cardiff City vs Bournemouth Betting Preview – 02/02/2019

Cardiff City vs Bournemouth Betting Preview – 02/02/2019

Cardiff City vs Bournemouth

South Coast side Bournemouth make the journey to Wales to face Cardiff City this Saturday for matchday 25 in the Premier League. The hosts have shown signs of improvement as the season has progressed, but they remain down in 18th after their allotted games and look set to spend the rest of the season battling to get out of the bottom three. Bournemouth arrives looking to build on their impressive win over Chelsea and continue to close down on the top six which they sit 12 points adrift from. When these sides met at the Vitality Stadium, Cardiff put up little resistance to their opponents and suffered a 2-0 loss.

Cardiff City have had a tough season in the Premier League and every time they show signs of improvement they are struck with a run of poor form. After 24 games they sit down in 18th, four points behind Burnley in 17th leaving them a lot of work to do. After recently narrowly losing to Arsenal 2-1, the Bluebirds have now gone five games without a single win – losing four and drawing one. Neil Warnock’s men have failed to perform when playing on home turf this season with their last home win coming back in December. If you fancy the underdog’s chances then SkyBet is offering odds of 21/10 for them to win.

The host’s main issue this season has been their quality in the final third as over the course of the season they have scored just 20 goals which place them as the second lowest scoring side in the league.  Over the last five games, they have been really poor in front of goal with them scoring just once and along the way have conceded nine goals. All of Cardiff’s last four wins have seen them win by a margin of one goal. SkyBet has Cardiff to win by exactly one goal priced at 7/2.

This is a great opportunity for Bournemouth to build up some momentum after they made light work of Chelsea in their previous fixture. Eddie Howe’s men had been struggling form in recent games but following their 4-0 stomping against Chelsea have now won back-to-back games and look in good form to see off Cardiff City. Consecutive wins have helped the Cherries rise up into tenth and another three points could see them move up into seventh. Bet365 has the travelling side priced at 13/10 to secure the three points.

Bournemouth have not slacked in front of goal this season with 37 goals scored but their leaky defence, which has conceded 42 goals, has been their Achilles heel this season. However, this has not been the case in their last two games as they have kept back-to-back clean sheets and SkyBet has them priced at 2/1 to keep another clean sheet. Joshua King arrives in good form with him scoring three goals in his last two games. Betway has the forward to score anytime priced at 12/5.

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