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Bournemouth play host to visiting rivals Cardiff City at Vitality Stadium in this Championship tie on Wednesday.
View all of the Bournemouth v Cardiff City predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Bournemouth will be hoping for a better result following a 2-1 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Queens Park Rangers.
In that match, Bournemouth had 57% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Bournemouth was Shane Long (69'). Queens Park Rangers got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Stefan Johansen (58') and Todd Kane (83') scored for Queens Park Rangers.
Over their last 6 games, Jonathan Woodgate's Bournemouth have hit the back of the net a total of 8 times which gives them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Pre-game facts show that Bournemouth:
- have left without a victory over Cardiff City in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Cardiff City will go into this encounter after a 4-0 Championship win to defeat Preston North End in their last outing.
In that match, Cardiff City had 36% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Cardiff City, the scorers were Kieffer Moore (2'), Josh Murphy (46') and Marlon Pack (71'). At the other end, Preston North End had 11 shots on goal with 5 on target.
In their last six outings, Cardiff City have bagged a total of 14 goals. The Bluebirds have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they have had 3 goals go against them.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cardiff City:
- are winless against Bournemouth in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 23/09/2014 shows that Bournemouth have won 3 of these games & Cardiff City 1, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
In all, 19 goals were produced between them in these games, with 12 from The Cherries and 7 coming from The Bluebirds. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league clash between the two was Championship match day 6 on 21/10/2020 and the score finished Cardiff City 1-1 Bournemouth.
That day, Cardiff City managed 33% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Harry Wilson (62').
At the other end, Bournemouth had 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Dominic Solanke (35') scored.
The match was refereed by Simon Hooper.
Team News: Bournemouth
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Dominic Solanke (Ankle Injury) misses out.
Team News: Cardiff City
Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy has not got a full squad to pick from. Sol Bamba (Cancer) and Jordi Osei-Tutu (Hamstring Injury) will not be playing here.
We feel that Cardiff City will have to play well to register a score against this Bournemouth lineup who we think should gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore tipping a narrow 1-0 victory for Bournemouth at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (11,364)
Captain: Steve Cook
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Manager: Jonathan Woodgate
Competitions: Championship position 6, FA Cup (Sixth Round)
🔑 Key Player: Arnaut Danjuma
Mostly deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Arnaut Danjuma was born in Lagos, Nigeria. After making a first senior appearance for Jong PSV in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 6 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 18 appearances.