Thanks to a 2-0 win over Cardiff City in Wales, Fulham moved one step closer to booking their place in the Championship playoffs final. The Cottagers proved their worth in the first leg without top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic in the starting line-up, and, no doubt, they are brimming with confidence ahead of the second leg. On the Betika website, you can place a bet on the outcome of this or any other meeting. The Serbia international is rated doubtful for the match, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, home win should be considered.
The Bluebirds failed to impress in the 2-0 defeat to Fulham, and seeing that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg, we predict that Scott Parker’s men will have a number of opportunities to score on the break. Anyhow, Fulham are more of a team than Cardiff City, and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Thursday.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (TIM REAM):
After ending his college career at Saint Louis Billikens, Timothy Ream began playing for Chicago Fire at senior level. Speaking of his professional debut, the American footballer played the full 90 mins in New York Red Bulls’ opening match of the 2010 MLS season. On September 11, 2010 Tim Ream scored his first MLS goal in a 3-1 victory over Colorado Rapids. Sportpesa offers the best betting odds in this game. The USA defender made 58 appearances in the league for the Red Bulls and in 2012 he moved to Europa to sign a contract with Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the club and he made his debut for Bolton in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Millwall on February 18, 2012.
In 2015 Ream moved to Fulham and he has been playing for the capital club ever since. The footballer, who wears No. 13 on his shirt at Fulham, made his debut for the USA national soccer team on November 17, 2010, in a 1-0 victory over South Africa.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (CARDIFF CITY):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators.
The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League.
The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby.
The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.