Cardiff vs Burnley
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 30th September 2018
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff is currently experiencing the worst performance since being elevated into the top tier. They have not won any of their played 6 matches. They are in the relegation zone with only 2 points. In their last EPL fixture, they were hammered with 5 goals to nil by the reigning champions. This may have an impact on their overall morale.
Moreover, they have lost four consecutive matches in the EPL and they will be striving to bounce back and scoop at least a point from this home game. With their current team performance, this game will not be easy. The Bluebirds will be without Lee Peltier, Aron Gunnarsson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing who are all out with injuries.
Burnley was lucky to bounce back to win their latest EPL game against Bournemouth where they thrashed them with 4 goals to nil at home. Even so, they lost their Carabao Cup fixture against Championship side Burton.
This game will not be easy as they travel to take on their longtime rivals back in the championship league. Without a doubt, they will do all they can to scoop at least a point in this one. Sean Dyche will be without the Nick Pope, Ben Gibson and Robbie Brady who are all sidelined for this away matchup. In terms of the squad line up, we should not expect much changes since it is highly likely that the squad that secured a win against Bournemouth will be put to task.
Cardiff vs Burnley: Head-to-Head
- These two sides last met in 2016 in the championship league where they had always been rivals.
- In the last 5 h2h meetings which date back to 2012, Cardiff has won once with the other 4 meetings being draws.
Cardiff vs Burnley: Prediction
I think Cardiff will want to prove to their longtime rivals that they belong to the EPL. They will put up a fight and strive to put down Sean Dyche’s men. On the other side, Burnley will not want to go down easily, especially to the Bluebirds. This will be a tight game which may see both teams scoring to prove their might.
A 3-way selection is hard to predict but the most likely outcome here in a 1-1 draw. Alternatively, you can bank on Cardiff who has never lost to Burnley at home.
Cardiff vs Burnley: Betting Tips
Cardiff draw no bet @ 4/5 (1.80)
BTTS @ 2.00 (1/1).