Cardiff City v West Ham Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2019-03-09

Premier League Tips

Premier League
Saturday 9th March 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 2.00 (odds taken at 00:05 GMT, 08 Mar 2019)

Cardiff City will entertain West Ham as the betting tips continue at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League with a crucial home game for the hosts who are seeking to avoid a fourth league defeat on the trot…

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Cardiff City Prediction

Cardiff City find themselves in the bottom three of the Premier League following three recent defeats on the trot with losses to Watford, Everton and Wolves which has resulted in The Bluebirds dropping back down into the relegation zone as they prepare for the visit of West Ham on Saturday.

The worrying aspect for Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock, is that his side conceded a total of 10 goals during this three-match losing streak, and they’d scored just 1 in reply, so Warnock will be looking for more out of his players in this clash in their final push to avoid the drop down to the Championship.

One thing in Cardiff’s favour is that they’ve registered five league wins at home this season amidst an overall record of 5-2-8 16/31 which is quite a reasonable record considering their current league position, although they’ve managed just one win from their last six matches on home turf.

Home wins have therefore been a little light on the ground in recent times, but what we do have is the regular flow of goals as 10 of their 15 home matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals, and with the hosts now needing all three points to lift them out of the relegation zone, further goals could be in store here.


Key-Facts – Cardiff City v West Ham

  • 10 of Cardiff City’s 15 home matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals
  • West Ham have scored in 8 of their 14 away matches
  • West Ham have lost 4 of their last 5 away matches in the EPL


West Ham Prediction

West Ham have lifted themselves up into 9th place in the Premier League thanks to losing just once in their last five matches overall which was a 1-0 defeat away at Manchester City against West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini’s old club, but recent wins against Fulham and Newcastle United along with points picked up in draws with Liverpool and Crystal Palace have kept The Hammers out of harm’s way of being involved in a relegation battle.

However, despite West Ham’s relatively lofty position in the top flight, the visitors have experienced something of a major slump in their results on the road as they’ve lost four of their last five matches away from home with losses at Burnley, Bournemouth, Wolves and Manchester City.

Pellegrini will obviously be looking for a reaction from his players at Cardiff on Saturday in a match where he’ll fully expect his side to walk away with all three points, but the visitors just can’t be trusted with this recent string of losses.

Instead, we’ll look at goals where West Ham are concerned, and as they’ve scored in 8 of their 14 away matches, they should score against Cardiff here.

Betting Tips Verdict

Both teams are in need of a win here, but Cardiff’s need is greater. The hosts have kept just 4 clean sheets at home, so we should see a few goals here I fancy.

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