The prediction of Fulham and Cardiff comes before the match of the Playoff semifinals of the Championship. This game will be played on July 27th at Craven Cottage, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Fulham vs Cardiff Match Preview and Team News
Fulham finished the regular season on the 4th spot thanks to their excellent run. The hosts haven’t lost seven times in a row, which nearly got them directly promoted. They play great in defense, and with 48 conceded goals, the Cottagers are one of the tightest sides in the competition. Fulham is efficient in attack, they scored 68 goals, and Scott Parker can be satisfied with the performance of his players. Harrison Reed found the right role in the team, he plays without a mistake, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Tom Cairney is a guy who creates a lot of problems for the opponent on the left flank. He has speed and amazing one-on-one play. It is not a surprise that many teams want to sign this guy. Neeskens Kebano enjoys the game, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Aleksandar Mitrović is the best scorer in the Championship with 29 goals scored, and he had two assists. Scott Parker seeks responsibility in every game, and it doesn’t matter who the opponent is. The players have to do their best, and that is why he is one of the best coaches in the league. Ivan Cavaleiro is injured, a pity for this guy, because he has a significant role in the team.
Cardiff finished the regular season in fifth place, and thanks to three wins in a row, they booked a place in the playoffs. The visitors play attractive football, with many goals, and it is a pleasure to watch this team. Midfielder Marlon Pack is experienced, he does not allow opposing players to have a significant possession, and he is an excellent defensive midfielder. Junior Hoilett enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is experienced and helps young players a lot. Lee Tomlin is Cardiff’s top scorer, having managed to find the net eight times in this campaign. He is an excellent technician; it’s challenging to keep this man, and he’s the real leader of the team.
Fulham vs Cardiff Predicted Lineups
Fulham: Rodak, Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan, Reed, Cairney, Knockaert, Reid, Kebano, Mitrovic.
Cardiff: Smithies, Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett, Ralls, Pack, Murphy, Tomlin, Hoilett, Glatzel.
Fulham vs. Cardiff Tips and Predictions
Fulham is the favorite in this clash, and they should keep a 2:0 advantage from the first leg. We expect the hosts to book another victory in front of their fans.
Fulham enters the clash cautiously, Cardiff must attack from the first minute as they are two goals behind. We might expect more than 2.5 goals in total.
Fulham to win @1.90
Over 2.5 FT @2.10
Correct score 2:1 @9.00