Bournemouth Vs Cardiff City
Match time: 15.00 BST
Bournemouth Vs Cardiff City predictions in today’s Premier League fixture. Read for our match preview and free betting tips.
Analysis of Bournemouth Vs Cardiff City Tips
In the curtain raiser of the new Premier League season, Cardiff City travel a long route from playing in the EFL Championship last season to the Kings Park to take on A.F.C. Bournemouth in the Premiership. The South Wales-based club gained promotion after having come second in the EFL Championship last season. The visitors amassed a total of 90 points, winning 27 and losing 10, and scoring an unreplied 30 goals along the way. The Bluebirds would be reinvigorated to experience a season of Premier League football having been relegated just 4 years back in the 2013/14 season. To ensure the firepower to compete effectively, they have added the likes of Josh Murphy – Norwich City, Bobby Reid (Bristol City), Greg Cunningham (Preston) and Alex Smithies from Queens Park Rangers.
Bournemouth, on the other hand, would be celebrating their impressive 4th season in top-flight. The Cherries gained promotion in the same year their opponents were relegated, and have maintained top-flight status ever since. Their numbers on the league table have also been impressive, having taken 16th, 9th, and 12th in consecutive years. Cherries’ manager Eddie Howes deserves credit for how he’s taken the team to play in the way he’s desired, regardless of available players, or opponents. The Cherries masterminded a famous win against Manchester United in the 2015/16 season, and they are likely to feel they can grind out the results when they want to.
The hosts have been quite subdued in the market, bringing in David Brooks from Sheffield United, Diego Rico from Leganes and Jefferson Lerma from Levante, but they will feel they are well capable to register their top-flight status for the 5th season.
- Bournemouth Win Or Draw
- Over 1.5
- Correct Score 2 – 1