Forecast: Fulham 2-0
Bookie: 888 sport
Fulham and Cardiff City will be wishing to take a substantial action towards the Premier League as they come together in their Championship playoff semi-final second- leg at Craven Home.
It is the hosts who hold the benefit in the fight for a location at Wembley Arena having run out 2-0 winners in the Welsh capital in the first- leg following objectives from Josh Onomah and Neeskens Kebano.
With that triumph at the Cardiff City Arena, it would be reasonable to presume that Scott Parker’s men are the favourites heading into the return leg. There are a couple of other elements that would put the Whites ahead, too. They had an outstanding season throughout the campaign following transfer from the Premier League, ultimately ending up 4th, simply 2 points from automated promo and 8 clear ofCardiff The team just lost 2 league matches considering that the reboot of football and even they came versus teams above them in the table; Brentford and champions Leeds United. Fulham are likewise on a great run on home soil, having won 3 successive matches at Craven Home and with just Leeds boasting a much better home record in the league this term. They will hope that type bodes well heading into their most current playoffcampaign It is the 3rd time out of the past 4 seasons that the Whites have actually gotten in the post- season competition, among which they made promo versus Aston Vacation home at Wembley, whilst they fell at the semi-final phase the season prior.
26-goal striker Aleksander Mitrovic might possibly go back to the beginning line-up having actually lost out versus the Bluebirds last time out. He might change fellow forward and former Cardiff City guy Bobby Reid inattack Somewhere else, wideman Ivan Cavaleiro stays eliminated with a hamstring injury.
Much like Fulham, the Bluebirds are pursuing an instantaneous go back to the Premier League following transfer last term. They do likewise have added inspiration to reach Wembley, with historical competitors Swansea City looking likewise set to conquer their semi-final challengers Brentford and reach thefinal Regardless of having issues throughout the campaign, it was likewise a really appealing campaign for Neil Harris’ soldiers, too. Just the promoted sides of Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion lost less games than Cardiff’s11 It is now essential that the Bluebirds win the game versus Fulham if they desire their promo hopes to remain alive. Their current away record ought to provide support to do that. Because the turn of the year, Cardiff have actually just lost 3 away league matches– to Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City and rather worryinglyFulham Of the 10 away games they have actually played considering that New Year, they have won 6 and will want to add another versus Fulham.
Striker Isaac Vassell stays eliminated for the Bluebirds having actually been hurt considering that mid-March. The team will be improved by the return of Greg Cunningham who is back in training.
Secret Realities To Think About
- Fulham have the much better head-to-head record in between the 2 teams (W29, D13, L25)
- The Whites have actually not lost to Cardiff in 3 matches this season
- A team has actually not lost a play- off semi final after winning the first leg far from home considering that 2000/01
- Aleksander Mitrovic has actually scored 26 Championship objectives this season, more than any other gamer
- Just West Bromwich Albion and Leeds United lost less games than Cardiff this season
It’s definitely difficult to see Cardiff returning from the deficit that they they sustained in the first- leg, particularly with Championship leading scorer Mitrovic back in action. Fulham are more most likely to add to their lead and book their location at Wembley with another comfy triumph.
Forecast: Fulham 2-0
Bookie: 888 sport