A year ago, Cardiff and Fulham were relegated from the Premier League and hoped to return to the elite of English football as soon as possible.
Now the two meet in the play-off semifinals for promotion and at most one will play next season with Liverpool, Manchester City or Chelsea.
The winner of this double round will play in the final with the winner between Brentford and Swansea.
He finished the championship in 5th place and took a play-off place at the last moment.
The last 3 stages brought him 9 points, the performance by which he managed to overtake Swansea and Nottingham in the standings.
It was based a lot on the evolutions and results obtained at Cardiff City Stadium.
He lost only 3 times at home to Bristol City, Nottingham and Blackburn.
It is one of the reasons why the proposed prediction can be the tip of the football day.
Coach Neil Harris announced a single change in the first 11 compared to the match with Hull 3 days ago: the midfielder Murphy will take Mendez-Laing’s place.
Isaac Vassell and Greg Cunningham will be out due to injuries.
He hoped to get the direct promotion, but he got involved in the last two trips, to West Bromwich and Wigan, so he had to settle for 4th place in the Championship.
The evolutions on its own land are the ones that kept it in the area of the promoted places.
On the road he chose to play prudently, recording 10 draws in 23 games.
An important contribution this season was made by the Serbian striker Aleksandr Mitrovic, leader in the top scorers ranking with 26 successes.
Two changes are expected in Scott Parker’s team compared to the formula used in the last stage in Wigan. R
ight defender Christie is preferred instead of Odoi, and De Cordova-Reid will take his place in the middle of Arter’s field.
Ivan Cavaleiro is still missing due to an injury.
▪️In the two matches of the regular season Fulham managed to take 4 of the 6 points at stake.
▪️Cardiff drew 1-1 with their own fans, although Fulham played in the last 25 minutes in numerical inferiority.
⚽Cardiff vs Fulham teams likely:
▪️Cardiff (4-2-3-1): Smithies – Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett – Ralls, Pack – Murphy, Tomlin, Hoillet – Glatzel.
▪️Fulham (4-2-3-1): Rodak – Christie, Ream, Hector, Bryan – Onomah, Cairney – Knockaert, De Cordova-Reid, Kebano – Mitrovic.
Football Prediction of the Day Cardiff vs Fulham
The qualification in the final is played in two rounds, this is the first match, so the two teams now allow themselves to play more openly, and everything will be decided in the return of over 3 days from Craven Cottage. I bet on at least two goals taking into account the statistics of the direct meetings that show us that the vast majority of the duels in Cardiff were spectacular.
Only one of the 8 games played since 2014 had less than two goals.
I also rely on a positive Cardiff result as each team relies heavily on their own results on the pitch.
Cardiff will force victory, while Fulham can be satisfied with both a draw and a defeat at the limit but with a goal scored.
Prediction Today: Double chance 1X and over 1.5 goals