Cardiff vs Fulham
FA Cup – Third Round.
Date: Sunday, 8th January, 2016
Kick off at 11:30 UK Time
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.
An early morning kick off will see the 3rd round of the FA Cup get underway this weekend where Cardiff will take on Fulham. The one advantage handed right to Cardiff is that they have been drawn at home and will do everything to get to the 4th round.
Betting will be close on these two Championship sides. Cardiff are currently in 19th place and just three points from safety. Fulham are in a much healthier position in 10th place and with 36 points on the board are 9 points clear of their hosts.
Cardiff’s overall form has evidently not been good this season, still they have improved in recent weeks and have only lost 1 game in their past five matches. However from 13 games played at home they have lost almost half of these.
Fulham have also lost just one encounter from their past five and their away record is very good. Indeed they have the 4th best away record in the league.
Cardiff vs Fulham: Head to Head Stats
The last time the teams met was just in August in the Championship where the score ended 2-2, this was at Fulham’s ground. In recent matches there have been a few draws when the teams played in Wales and no Fulham wins. From the last 7 competitive fixtures Fulham have only won once.
Cardiff vs Fulham: Prediction
This match may not be pretty on the eye and should be a very physical encounter. The teams are expected to make a very cautious start concentrating in defense and that will only open up in the second half. This is where our main bet will be focused, the second half to see the most number of goals.
Cardiff vs Fulham: Betting Tips
Most Goals: Second Half at 21/20 (2.05).