West Ham vs Cardiff Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The fans are in for a real treat this Tuesday when West Ham host Cardiff at the London Stadium. The two clubs will face one another after a four-year break and it will be interesting to see who will come up top after the long intermission.
West Ham hold the number thirteen spot at the table with fifteen points from four wins, three draws, and seven losses. In the week behind us, they triumphed over Newcastle by the result of 0-3. West Ham had an all-around great match and dominated in almost every aspect of the game, despite what the numbers might show. Chicharito was the man of the hour, having scored twice for his team. In the third minute of the second-half stoppage time, Anderson added a goal of his own to increase the lead and secure the win.
Cardiff sit at the sixteenth spot in the league standings with eleven points after the first fourteen rounds. They have a negative goal difference of -14 and so far in the season, they have gotten three wins, two draws, and nine losses. One of those wins came in the previous round against Wolves. The match ended with the result of 2-1. Doherty scored for Wolves and in the second half, Gunnarsson and Hoilett scored a goal each in order to make a comeback and secure a win for Cardiff. When looking at the statistics, the two clubs were even in most aspects of the game, and in all honesty, it could have gone either way.
The last time that these two clubs faced each other was way back in 2014. Before that, their matches were a regular occasion. Out of the five most recent clashes that they’ve played, West Ham have been dominant and have won all of them. In the five clashes, West Ham scored twelve goals while conceding only two.
West Ham have lots of missing players for the match against Cardiff. Winston Reid, Manuel Lanzini, Carlos Sánchez, Andriy Yarmolenko and Ryan Fredericks are injured and they can't play on the match. Aaron Cresswell is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are ready for the match and they are highly motivated to play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Cardiff also have many missing players for this game. Kenneth Zohore, Jazz Richards, Joe Bennett and Greg Cunningham are injured and they will not play on match against The Hammers. Danny Ward and Gary Madine are doubtful for the match with West Ham United.
Possible starting lineups
West Ham: Fabianski; Masuaku, Diop, Balbuena, Zabaleta; Wilshere, Rice, Obiang; Andersen, Arnautovic, Diangana
Cardiff: Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba; Camarasa, Ralls, Gunnarsson, Arter, Hoilett; Paterson, Murphy
West Ham vs Cardiff Prediction
This game is going to be a tough one and a true football battle. Both teams will play very cautious and their main objective for the match will be strong football in defending. West Ham have won their last 6 matches against Cardiff in all competitions and all players are highly motivated to do that again. They have scored at least two goals in each of these six and have kept a clean sheet in 5 of these 6 matches against Cardiff. On the other side Cardiff are not in top form and they have lost their last 4 away matches in the Premier League. Their main objective for this game will be fast counterattacks.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match West Ham vs Cardiff Prediction: West Ham to win. We expect from the Hammers to keep a clean sheet and our second betting pick for the match is West Ham to win to nil. Maybe correct score will be 2-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.