Burnley vs Cardiff
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Cardiff has one of the toughest tasks remaining in the competition. With five match-days to go, they have to make up a deficit of five points, and against some in-form sides, to avoid a boot to the Championship. This coming after they have been able to post just three points on the board from the last five games.
Burnley would be inviting unwanted pressure if they mess up in this tie. They do have the home advantage and are taking on a relegation battler.
While they have an eight-point gap with the exit cut-off, a loss in this match would raise Cardiff closer to them – which would turn the next four fixtures into hell for Burnley fans.
Burnley vs Cardiff Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last thirteen meetings ended in draws.
- The last six encounters at this stadium also saw the teams sharing the spoils.
- A goalless draw was the result when these sides last locked horns at this venue.
- Four of the last seven matches had either one or none of the teams on the scorecard.
Burnley vs Cardiff Prediction
Cardiff will play as if their lives depended on it. They have no other option going forward. With 15 points left to play for, the team has to overcome five points. They are in the relegation zone with other two teams who are already booted to the Championship, and faces a daunting task as the currently safe teams might try to avoid risk and pile on the misery of Cardiff.
Burnley is a formidable team, but they have been on a rough patch recently. They lost four of their last six games, and two of their last three at home. On paper, it seems like Burnley would win against Cardiff easily, but other dynamics in play needs to be taken into account. Burnley needs to avoid a loss to be deemed safe, and have a relaxed mindset at least in the next match, whereas, Cardiff has no option but to win.
A great battle is on the cards, where either team will be reluctant to concede ground to the other. There’s a negligible chance that we will find a team leading at half time, let alone one side scoring. Moreover, an astonishing nine of the last thirteen h2h matches ended in draws and the last six at this stadium too.
Expect a 0-0 scoreline after the first 45 minutes.
Burnley vs Cardiff Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Draw @ 2.00 (1/1)
Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 @ 2.62 (13/8).