Cardiff City vs Bournemouth Prediction & Match Preview

Cardiff City vs AFC Bournemouth
English Championship
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.

Despite slightly disappointing appearance during the weekend against QPR, AFC Bournemouth are still looking rock solid when it comes to Championship standings.

The Cherries are currently third with eleven points, looking to increase that balance in mid-week derby match against Cardiff City played in Wales.

Hosts have successfully recovered from a poor start during the international break, beating Preston North End on Sunday afternoon match. They are also known for losing very small number of games at this stadium.

Still, bookies see Bluebirds as the underdog here priced at 3.20 rate to win the match.

Cardiff City vs Bournemouth Head-to-head

  • Four of the last six head to head matches between these teams were won by home team.
  • The most recent meeting was at this stadium in early 2019 when both were members of Premier League.
  • Cardiff have won that game 2-0, while losing previously at Vitality with the same result.
  • The last three games ended with BTTS NO option and Under 2.5 FT.
  • There were seven h2h games played in Wales so far with total of 19 goals – that averages around 2.60 goals per duel.

Cardiff City vs Bournemouth Prediction

Cardiff have ended the previous Championship campaign in 5th place and participated in the playoffs. The main reason behind that success was this venue.

The Bluebirds won 11, drew nine and lost only three games in Wales. However, things have changed this season, losing two home encounters already to Sheffield Wednesday and Reading. All seven points were won on the road (victories against Nottingham Forest and Preston, plus a draw against Blackburn).

This team definitely has the quality, but consistency is still not there.

Bournemouth are still undefeated when it comes to league games in 2020/21 season. Cherries have three wins and two draws so far, scoring eight goals which makes them third most efficient team right now.

This is a clash of two good teams, and we feel draw is the most realistic outcome, backed with a BTTS pick.

Cardiff City vs Bournemouth Bet Tips

  • Draw @ 3.25
  • Both teams to score @ 1.80.