Fulham vs Cardiff City Prediction and Betting Preview 30 July 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 1-2
Fulham vs Cardiff City PredictionIt has been a great year of English Championship football with the clubs treating us to some great watch. With some teams flourishing in the league, others floundered woefully. Under the tutelage of Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United finished top of the pile, gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Match status: 2019/20 Championship - Semi-finals
Kick-off:
Venue: Craven Cottage (London)
Trailing the Peacocks by a whopping ten points, West Brom finished second-place, joining Leeds on their journey to English top-flight football. With these two clubs already guaranteed promotion, the third and final team to follow suit will be decided by the small matter of the play-offs.

Fulham have been exemplary this season, turning heads with their impressive results and performances. Finishing fourth on the standings, level on points with third-placed Brentford, the Cottagers were clearly one of the better sides in the division this term.

Vying for a spot in the 2020/2021 Premier League season, Scott Packer’s charges will be taking on Cardiff, who finished just below them on the log, in a second-leg promotion play-off fixture at Craven Cottage on Thursday evening. Expect a ballsy affair between these two sides come kickoff.

Fulham vs Cardiff City Team News

Following their surprise relegation from the Premier League just last season, Fulham are itching for a quick return to the English top-flight. Just whiskers away from second-placed West Brom, three more points would have been enough to propel the Cottagers directly to the top division.

However, having failed to pick up points in some important games, Fulham will be forced to scrape through the play-offs to gain promotion. With the calibre of players within their arsenal, they should have enough about themselves to see off the threat of Cardiff City come Thursday.

Headed to the Cardiff City Stadium for the first-leg of this fixture, Scott Parker’s men were deemed favorites for the win and quite rightly so. Dominating proceedings for large portions of the game, the Whites harrowed two unanswered goals past Neil Harris’ men to seal victory.

Cardiff’s gameplan was pretty obvious from the off. Harris had set up a deep block in defense with the intent of frustrating Fulham’s attacking attempts. Hassling the Cottagers in midfield, they sought after loose balls to break on the counter.

Everything looked to be going according to plan for the hosts as they managed to hold Fulham to a goalless draw, testing Rodak on two different occasions. As the players headed to the dressing room at halftime, Cardiff City looked the happier of the two sides. Of course, why wouldn’t they be?

Following the restart, the Whites returned to the pitch firing on all cylinders. I really do not know what pep talk head coach Scott Parker had for his players during the interval but whatever words he reserved for the lads was golden. We saw a totally different Fulham side in the second-half.

Leaving the Cardiff City’s defense chasing shadows, Onomah danced past a couple of defenders before firing the ball into the back of net to give his side the lead. With the game coming to an end, the Cottagers established a two-goal cushion via a well-struck Kebano effort in injury time.

Now, Fulham will be heading into this second-leg fixture on a high, having played impressively in the reverse fixture. While it might look an impossible task for the Bluebirds to overturn this two-goal deficit, we have learnt to never underestimate the abilities of a desperate side.

Injured or Suspended Players

Fulham: Fabri, Terence Kongolo and Andre Zambo Anguissa.

Cardiff City: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds
Fulham: 2.12
Draw: 3.44
Cardiff City: 3.66

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.


Who will win the match?

Fulham vs Cardiff City Predictions

There really isn’t so much to be said here. During the regular season, Fulham were streets ahead of Cardiff in terms of quality, squad depth and consistency. Surely, they were always going to be favorites to make it into the finals of the play-offs.

Even though the hosts are winning this, the Bluebirds will not go down without a fight. Expect Harris’ charges to put their best foot forward in this fixture, to threaten a comeback. Nonetheless, the hosts should ace this, perhaps via a narrow win margin.
Our Betting Tip:
Fulham Win @ 2.03
Correct Score:
Fulham 2-1 Cardiff City @ 9.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.97
Match Winner:
Fulham Win @ 2.03
Double Chance:
1X @ 1.28
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 2.33
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