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Cardiff City vs Fulham - Inconsistent sides set for draw
Cardiff City and Fulham are set for an entertaining encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday night
Cardiff City are tipped to draw with fellow Championship side Fulham (Getty Images)
Cardiff City vs Fulham Tips, Predictions & Free Bets
Neil Warnock and his Cardiff City side welcome Fulham to South Wales this Friday evening in the EFL Championship. Both sides were in the Premier League last season and have struggled to find consistency since coming down a level.
Cardiff City vs Fulham Match Details
|Date||Friday 30th August|
|Venue||Cardiff City Stadium|
|Time||19:45 (GMT +1)|
Cardiff Form & Team News
Cardiff City have had a mixed start to the new campaign. The Bluebirds currently find themselves sitting 14th in the Championship table. They have won two games, lost two games, and drawn one.
Their most recent outing saw them lose 3-0 at home to Luton in the English League Cup. Neil Warnock made several changes but the side still featured several first-team players. Their last game in the Championship was an uneventful 0-0 draw away at Blackburn Rovers.
Cardiff’s home form gives them cause for optimism though. The South Welsh club have won their last two home games and have won three of their last four. Their most recent home win was 2-1 against Huddersfield Town. Joe Rolls and Junior Hoilett were the names on the scoresheet.
Cardiff are still without several key players for the game. Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and defender Sol Bamba are both out with long term injuries. They are still waiting on Callum Patterson and Nathaniel Mendez Laing but Warnock will be hoping they are both ready to play after being rested in the last two games.
Warnock’s men have struggled to find form this season and that is reflected in the odds. The Bluebirds are priced at 2.75 to win the match with bet365. Their excellent home form does suggest that these are great value odds but Fulham have been very good so far this campaign.
Fulham Form & Team News
Fulham have had a mixed start to their new Championship season. They have won three and lost two of their opening five games and currently find themselves sat fifth in the Championship table.
Their most recent match in the Championship saw them lose 2-1 at home to Nottingham Forest thanks to two goals from Louis Grabban. Aleksandar Mitrovic was the name on the scoresheet for Fulham. The Serbian striker has already grabbed four goals so far this campaign.
Mitrovic will start up front on Friday night with Anthony Knockaert and Ivan Cavaleiro playing alongside him. The trio have been very lively so far this campaign.
Fulham are favourites to win the match at 2.55. The Cottagers have lost their last two games. A draw is great value at 3.20 with bet365.
Cardiff City vs Fulham Match Analysis - Two Teams Struggling for Consistency
Cardiff City and Fulham were both tipped to fight for promotion this season but both of the teams have struggled to find consistency.
Despite both possessing strong squads, especially Fulham, they have struggled to be overly impactful. Fulham have shown an inability to make their possession count, while Cardiff have simply failed to deliver and been hit with several injuries.
Both teams have shown that they are error-prone and a score draw could be a likely outcome on Friday.
Cardiff vs Fulham Betting Tips - Score Draw
Cardiff and Fulham have both wildly inconsistent so far this campaign and this game is very difficult to call. A draw looks the most likely result as both teams will cancel each other out as they attempt to get a victory. It offers excellent value at 3.20 with bet365. Both teams to score is also a worthwhile bet at odds of 1.71.