West Ham vs Cardiff City Prediction & Match Preview

West Ham vs Cardiff City
English Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: London Stadium (London).

The Hammers will be hoping to rebound from a tough 0-4 loss to Manchester City on Tuesday evening when they host the only Welsh team in the division in the mid-week tie. Manuel Pellegrini’s men come into the clash as 1.61 favourites as they will be playing one of the weakest travellers in the league. Cardiff City took just one point from six away fixtures this season netting no more than two goals in the process.

The Bluebirds did manage to interrupt a generally dreadful campaign with a pair of recent home wins against Fulham and Brighton. However, they quickly returned to the old habits last weekend when they fell 1-0 to Everton away at Goodison.

West Ham vs Cardiff City: Head-to-head

West Ham United have been the dominant force in the history of head to head matches with the Bluebirds.

The Hammers won 16, drew 5 and lost 6 of 27 matches against Cardiff City.

West Ham have a brutal home record against the Bluebirds (10W, 3D and 1L).

We also have to mention it has been four years since these two sides last met each other.

West Ham won six on the bounce against the Bluebirds netting at least two goals in each of outings in the process.

West Ham vs Cardiff City: Prediction

Pellegrini’s men had some very challenging home fixtures against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City so far in the season. They still managed to pick up two wins and a draw in seven home outings.

Cardiff’s visit should really give the Hammers a great chance to improve the home record and boost up the confidence ahead of the festive period in December. Since Neil Warnock’s men bagged just two goals in six away fixtures this season, we will alternatively back the hosts to keep a clean sheet at the odds of 2.25.

West Ham vs Cardiff City: Bet Tips

  • West Ham United to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
  • West Ham United to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25 (5/4).