Cardiff City and AFC Bournemouth face at Cardiff City Stadium, in a match for the 6th round of the Championship. In the last 3 years there has only been a record of 2 direct confrontations between these two teams: one on 02‑02‑2019, which ended in a victory for Cardiff City by (2‑0), and a more recent one on 11‑08‑2018 , which ended in a victory for AFC Bournemouth by (2‑0). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
Cardiff City :
The home team is currently in 12th position, with 7 points won, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Blackburn Rovers, by (0‑0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Preston North End by (0‑1). This is a team that, curiously, tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 12 suffered; against 4 victories, 6 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 19 goals scored and 19 suffered. In their last 10 home games Cardiff City has 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
Cardiff City come to this game after a 0x1 win at the Preston stadium visit, returning to triumphs after two straight games without a win in this competition: the only goal of the game was scored by Sheyi Ojo. In this game against Bournemouth, coach Neil Harris is expected to present a more cautious strategy on the field, exploiting only the counterattack: Junior Hoilett is a very competent player in the offensive transition. It should be noted that the locals have presented some defensive problems, however, they have quality in the counterattack. For this game the local coach cannot count on Filip Benkovic, due to physical problems.
AFC Bournemouth :
After 3 wins and 2 draws, the visiting team is currently in 3rd position, with 11 points won. In their last match, they tied with Queens Park Rangers at home by (0‑0), after having won away in the previous match, in a match against Coventry City, by (1‑3). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 victories, 1 draw and 11 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 32 suffered; against 6 victories, 4 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 20 suffered. In their last 10 away matches AFC Bournemouth has 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Bournemouth come into this game after a 0-0 draw at the reception at QPR, ending two consecutive victories in this second English division. In this game against Cardiff, coach Jason Tindall must focus on maintaining ball possession and positional attacks: Lewis Cook will be the master of the team and responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. On the other hand, Dominic Solanke is Bournemouth’s main weapon, being very strong in the passing game and in finishing. For this game the visiting coach can count on all his players.