Kick-off: 1500, 27/04/2019
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Fulham vs Cardiff
Fulham are already relegated but appear keen to go down in a blaze of glory and can get the better of fellow strugglers Cardiff at Craven Cottage.
The London outfit are seeking a third straight Premier League victory and playing with enough freedom to edge out the under-pressure Bluebirds.
We reckon 29/20 for a home win is the way to go with our initial Fulham vs Cardiff prediction.
A Look At Fulham’s Betting Odds
Fulham followed up a fine 2-0 triumph over Everton at this venue by prevailing 1-0 away to Bournemouth, thanks to an Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty.
Scott Parker is trying hard to secure a long-term contract as manager and declared: “Whether I’m here or not, I’ll leave the club in a better place than what it was.”
Keeping hold of Serbia international Mitrovic would be another boost, with the 24-year-old having netted 11 times in the top flight this term.
Parker commented: “It will be vitally important really, he’s a top-class centre-forward and I think you’ve seen that evident in the last two games.
“He’s a top-draw centre-forward, but at the same time, I think that this football club will be doing everything they can to keep a player like Alek.
“We’ve spoken about next year and the plans ahead, but I think the main focus for Mitro is finishing the season like he has; a good performance, the winning goal.”
Looking at the Fulham vs Cardiff odds, we like 5/1 for Mitrovic to break the deadlock again here.
Last Fulham line-up: Rico, Odoi, Chambers, Ream, Le Marchand, Bryan, Sessegnon, Babel, Seri, Zambo, Mitrovic.
Fulham could have defender Alfie Mawson back in contention following a long-term knee problem.
Midfielder Tom Cairney should be available after missing the last game following the birth of his child, but Andre Schurrle may be absent as his wife is due to have their baby.
On-loan defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah (knee), goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli (knee) and midfielder Lazar Markovic (calf) are out.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff can’t be underestimated after claiming a crucial victory at Brighton and then making Liverpool work hard for a 2-0 success in south Wales.
The Bluebirds are still favourites to fall alongside Fulham and Huddersfield, but the fighting spirit has been there for all to see.
“I definitely think we can get out of it,” said defender Lee Peltier. “We’re putting in decent performances, so hopefully we can pick up more points.
“The manager was pleased with the way we set up against one of the best teams in the world.
“I thought we did alright against them, as we limited them a lot. We’ve just got to keep on going.”
Games between Cardiff and Fulham are usually entertaining, with both teams getting on the scoresheet in the last eight meetings, but City could pay the price for opening up a bit more and going for the win.
Let’s add 35/4 for a 2-1 home victory to our Fulham vs Cardiff betting tips.
Last Cardiff line-up: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Ralls, Gunnarsson, Camarasa, Hoilett, Mendez-Laing, Niasse.
Cardiff are without midfielder Joe Ralls after he tore his hamstring against Liverpool last weekend and will not play again this season. Harry Arter could also miss out with a calf strain.
Bournemouth 0-1 FULHAM – Aleksandar Mitrovic (pen)
CARDIFF 0-2 Liverpool
Head-to-head: Cardiff 4-2 Fulham, Cardiff 2-4 Fulham, Fulham 1-1 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-2 Fulham, Cardiff 1-2 Fulham, Fulham 2-2 Cardiff
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