Cardiff City vs West Ham
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).
Cardiff City got off to a dream start to February with a pair of wins over Bournemouth (2-0) and Southampton (1-2), but they quickly returned to the old habits losing following three ties. They shipped ten goals scoring just once in the process.
The Bluebirds thus returned to the drop zone and are now two points shy of Southampton in 17th place. Can they find the winning formula coming into the final part of the season?
The Bluebirds will certainly enter Saturday’s home fixture against West Ham United as massive form underdogs if we know the Hammers won two of past three league affairs.
The visitors actually lost just one of past five league matches in spite of playing the likes of Liverpool (a 1-1 draw) and Manchester City (a narrow 1-0 defeat) along the way.
Cardiff City vs West Ham: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours West Ham United who won seven games on the spin against the Bluebirds.
The Hammers bagged two or more goals in each of last seven meetings with Cardiff City who failed to find the back of the net on five occasions in the process.
This term’s clash saw a comfortable 3-1 victory for the Hammers at London Stadium.
Cardiff City vs West Ham: Prediction
Even though the match has a much bigger importance for the hosts, we have to go for the away win based on both form and head to head tradition. Cardiff City played exceptionally poor over the last couple of weeks and we can hardly imagine them fixing the impression here against an in-form West Ham United side.
The visitors were fairly tough to break down lately allowing just one goal in past two league games against Manchester City and Newcastle United. Cardiff City failed to score more than one goal in last three affairs which is why West Ham to keep a clean sheet looks fine as an alternative betting option at the odds of 3.00.
Cardiff City vs West Ham: Bet Tips
West Ham to win @ 2.20 (6/5)
West Ham to keep a clean sheet @ 3.00 (2/1).