Cardiff City vs. Wes Ham United Match Analysis and Prediction

Cardiff City will host West Ham United on Saturday 9th March 2019 at the Cardiff City Stadium. The match will start at 15.00GMT. Cardiff City has been struggling of late and is thus considered the underdog on the Saturday fixture. West Ham United, on the other hand, has been doing relatively well.

The Bluebirds’ last Saturday 0-2 loss to Wolverhampton extended their losing streak to 3 premier league matches in a row. This has condemned them to the dreaded relegation zone at number 18. With their current form, we don’t expect them to offer much resistance against West Ham United.

The Hammers, on the other hand, hammered Newcastle United over the weekend making them fall within the first half of the Premier League table standings at number 9. They pride themselves having won their first leg fixture with a 3-1 score against Cardiff City. With their main man, Chicharito, they are confident of picking three points from Cardiff City Stadium as well.

Cardiff City has been struggling at the back recently. Their defense has become porous making it is for their opponents to score against them. West Ham United has maintained their relatively good performance and this puts them on a better position to score against the struggling Cardiff City. With Chicharito in the starting lineup, we will be tempted to place our money for West Ham United to win.

cardiff city vs west ham united match analysisCardiff City vs. Wes Ham United Head to Head

The two sides Cardiff City and Wes Ham United have clashed 13 times so far. West Ham has taken the greater chunk of the wins at 10. Cardiff has just managed to humble West Ham United just twice. 1 match has ended in a draw. Here is a look into 8 of their most recent matches and how they both scored:

  • West Ham3-1 Cardiff
  • West Ham3-2 Cardiff
  • Cardiff 0-2 West Ham
  • West Ham 2-0 Cardiff
  • West Ham 3-0 Cardiff
  • Cardiff 0-2 West Ham
  • Cardiff 0-2 West Ham
  • West Ham 0-1 Cardiff

Goals Scored

Team News

The Bluebirds will still miss the services of Souleymane Bamba who is out for the season due to a ligament injury. Ashley Richards and Matthew Connolly are also a rule out for the fixture due to a hamstring strain and illness respectively.

The Hammers, on the other hand, will miss the services of Andriy Yarmolenko until late April due to an Achilles tendon injury. Also, those whose services will be missed in this coming fixture include Moses Makasi, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Cresswell due to injuries.

Prediction and Odds

Cardiff will be under pressure to score as they try to get off the relegation zone. On the other hand, West Ham United is neither going to make things easier for them owing to the fact that they play a superior game against Cardiff and Cardiff has a porous defense. Adding to their scoring is Chicharito who has replaced Marko Arnautovic in the starting 11.  Our best prediction for the fixture is as follows:

  • Under 2.5 goals on full time
  • West Ham to win
  • Chicharito to score

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