Fulham vs. Cardiff City Preview
This is the rematch of the Championship playoff semifinals, with the hosts in this one having a 2-0 from the first leg. Fulham posted a massive win three days ago in Wales, taking down the Bluebirds with the patient and stubborn performance, without its best player, Aleksandar Mitrovic. Even though the bookies saw Cardiff as the favorite in that one, Fulham proved to be in excellent shape at the moment.
Fulham vs. Cardiff City Odds
When and How to Watch Fulham vs. Cardiff City
When: Thursday, July 30
Where: Craven Cottage, London, England
How to Watch: SkySport, ESPN+
Fulham After Another Playoff Promotion
The Cottagers were looking fabulous in Cardiff, as they used all their chances, netting both goals in the best possible moments. The first one came just four minutes inside the second half, with Onomah shocking the hosts. Kebano put an end to this one in the first minute of the stoppage time, and we have to add that these types of goals are extremely harmful to the morale of one team.
Fulham is playing solid these days, with six triumphs and two draws over the latest eight contests, meaning that their form is at the peak, and that the manager Scott Parker did his part of the job perfectly when it comes to this matter.
Right now, there isn’t any news about Mitrovic and his health condition, and we don’t know will the Serb play at all. Cavaliero, on the other hand, is definitely unavailable.
Cardiff Looking for a Miracle
When we wrote “miracle” in the subheading, we really meant that. Did you know that the Welsh team didn’t defeat Fulham on the road in the last seven years? And they need to do that on Thursday with at least a two-goal margin.
Things were looking okay for the Bluebirds before the first leg, but they would eventually collapse in the worst possible moment. After three wins in which they netted at least twice, this loss was a hard slap in the face.
Vassell and Cunningham are out for the guests.
Head to Head Matches
These rivals met three times so far during this campaign. The first game took place in Cardiff, and both sides split one point each. Fulham was better at home against the Bluebirds, 2-0, which was the same result in the first leg of the semifinals.
Overall, as we mentioned earlier, the Cottagers haven’t lost at home to this rival in seven years, and since then, they recorded three wins and three losses each. The latest two were without a goal allowed.
The situation is delicate for the team from Wales, as they need to attack right from the start and try to reach Fulham’s big lead. We won’t say that something like that isn’t possible, but in this case, the chances are pretty low.
Cardiff’s desperate situation, because of which they need to attack, forces us to bet on high efficiency in this event, with over 2.5 goals being our recommendation. The moneyline for this is +110.
On this link you might find the preview for the rematch of the second semifinals between Brentford and Swansea.