Football tips: AFC Bournemouth vs Cardiff City - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Vitality Stadium (11700 seats)

The AFC Bournemouth & Cardiff City managers J. Woodgate and M. McCarthy are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Championship league table.

Insights:
  • Cardiff City is in the best form (5-1-0)

It's no vacation for neither Bournemouth nor Cardiff City as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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AFC Bournemouth form and stats

30 points is a decent return from 15 Championship games here at Vitality Stadium for AFC Bournemouth. The data says 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 1-2 away versus Queens Park Rangers. Before that, Bournemouth had a home game versus Rotherham United which ended with a victory 1-0.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Bournemouth handle that role? We have found four games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are two wins, one draw and one defeat.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Bournemouth, as the Championship home game vs Watford is only three days away.

The AFC Bournemouth fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 26 goals in 15 league matches. From these home matches, Bournemouth have conceded only 14 goals.

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Cardiff City form and stats

7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. That’s the product of Cardiff City playing as the away team in the Championship this season. Impressively, the visitors are on a five-match winning run which they hope continue versus AFC Bournemouth. Having won their last three away games Cardiff City has no reason to fear anyone.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Cardiff goalkeeper Dillon Phillips is eager to challenge this, with his 189 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Cardiff City go into this game after a win, the home game against Preston North End that ended 4-0. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-0 at Luton Town.

As you can tell from the results above, Cardiff was very dominant against Preston North End, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 4-0 (!) with Kieffer Moore, Marlon Pack, Josh Murphy and Mark Harris providing the goals.

We have checked recent matches where Cardiff have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those eleven games were five victories, zero draws and six defeats.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Cardiff manager M. McCarthy as the team has another away game coming up in only three days, this time against Middlesbrough.

Cardiff City are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 19 away goals from 15 games (in the league). It's not easy to score on Cardiff as they have only conceded 14 goals from these away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Bournemouth and Cardiff City have met before this season: Cardiff City - AFC Bournemouth 1-1. Numbers for the last nine meetings between these two teams are: four wins for Bournemouth, two draws and three wins for Cardiff City. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Top Goalscorers

Cardiff CityK. Moore
K. Moore
14 goals
BournemouthD. Solanke
D. Solanke
10 goals
AFC BournemouthJ. Stanislas
J. Stanislas
9 goals

AFC Bournemouth missing players

Cardiff City missing players

AFC Bournemouth Cardiff City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
31 15 2 Played P 2 15 31
13 9 2 Won W 1 7 13
10 3 0 Drew D 0 4 7
8 3 0 Lost L 1 4 11
45 26 5 Scored S 1 19 46
30 14 2 Conceded C 2 14 33
87% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 97%
61% 60% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 73% 81%
42% 40% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 33% 45%
32% 33% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 13% 23%
16% 33% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 10%
52% 47% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 47% 48%
39% 47% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 40% 32%
23% 13% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 20% 23%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.3 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 1.7 1.7
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
12.2 11.7 9.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10 11.1 11.2
4.2 4.5 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 3.3 3.9
35% 38% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 39% 38%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Cardiff City is in the best form (5-1-0)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 31 19 7 5 42 24 16 10 5 1 22 9 15 9 2 4 20 15 18 64
2 Brentford 31 16 9 6 56 34 15 8 5 2 29 17 16 8 4 4 27 17 22 57
3 Watford 31 16 9 6 40 21 16 12 2 2 32 12 15 4 7 4 8 9 19 57
4 Swansea City 29 16 8 5 37 19 15 9 5 1 19 6 14 7 3 4 18 13 18 56
5 Reading 31 15 6 10 44 36 16 9 0 7 24 20 15 6 6 3 20 16 8 51
6 AFC Bournemouth 31 13 10 8 45 30 15 9 3 3 26 14 16 4 7 5 19 16 15 49
7 Cardiff City 31 13 7 11 46 33 16 6 3 7 27 19 15 7 4 4 19 14 13 46
8 Middlesbrough 31 13 7 11 36 31 15 8 2 5 18 14 16 5 5 6 18 17 5 46
9 Stoke City 31 11 12 8 37 33 16 7 4 5 22 19 15 4 8 3 15 14 4 45
10 Barnsley 30 13 6 11 34 35 14 7 3 4 18 16 16 6 3 7 16 19 -1 45
11 Millwall 31 9 15 7 30 27 16 3 10 3 15 13 15 6 5 4 15 14 3 42
12 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 6 13 43 34 14 6 4 4 21 15 16 5 2 9 22 19 9 39
13 Queens Park Rangers 29 10 9 10 30 34 15 6 4 5 16 16 14 4 5 5 14 18 -4 39
14 Preston North End 31 12 3 16 34 42 15 4 2 9 11 16 16 8 1 7 23 26 -8 39
15 Bristol City 31 12 3 16 29 42 16 7 2 7 14 16 15 5 1 9 15 26 -13 39
16 Luton Town 30 10 7 13 23 34 14 5 5 4 16 16 16 5 2 9 7 18 -11 37
17 Nottingham Forest 31 9 9 13 26 31 16 5 6 5 15 14 15 4 3 8 11 17 -5 36
18 Huddersfield Town 31 10 6 15 38 45 16 8 2 6 24 17 15 2 4 9 14 28 -7 36
19 Derby County 30 9 7 14 22 32 15 4 4 7 9 16 15 5 3 7 13 16 -10 34
20 Coventry City 31 8 10 13 29 42 16 6 6 4 17 17 15 2 4 9 12 25 -13 34
21 Birmingham City 31 7 10 14 22 37 15 2 3 10 9 24 16 5 7 4 13 13 -15 31
22 Rotherham United 29 8 5 16 33 40 14 4 3 7 20 20 15 4 2 9 13 20 -7 29
23 Sheffield Wednesday 30 9 7 14 21 32 15 6 5 4 12 9 15 3 2 10 9 23 -11 28
24 Wycombe Wanderers 30 4 8 18 22 51 15 2 5 8 9 19 15 2 3 10 13 32 -29 20

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.