Saturday 13 April, kick-off 3pm
Turf Moor – Premier League
While Burnley are surely safe now after back-to-back wins, this Premier League preview is massive for Cardiff City. The Bluebirds also go away to Brighton on Tuesday, and they can’t afford to lose either game in their double-header. Last orders are being called for Neil Warnock and his players at last chance saloon.
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What’s the story with Burnley vs Cardiff?
Is Burnley vs Cardiff on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? Burnley won 2-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium at the end of September. The game was goalless at half-time, but strikes from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes either side of a Josh Murphy goal handed the Clarets the points.
What are the Burnley vs Cardiff odds? Burnley are the 19/20 favourites in your Premier League predictions, while Cardiff City are priced at 18/5 with Betfair. The draw’s 13/5 with the same bookmaker, where you can collect up to £100 in free bets when you register for a new account here.
Remember that time…the teams shared a goalless draw at Turf Moor the last time they played before this season? It was in the Championship in April 2016, and took Cardiff to 13 games unbeaten against Burnley. The Clarets, however, were promoted to the Premier League as champions at the end of that season.
Team news and form
Last six: LLLLWW
Phil Bardsley is a doubt for these Burnley v Cardiff predictions, while Sean Dyche will definitely be without three players. Steven Defour remains sidelined, while Peter Crouch is recovering from appendicitis. Aaron Lennon also misses out with a knee injury, but he could be fit to return within the next few weeks.
Last six: LLLWLL
Neil Warnock is hopeful that Harry Arter will be available for this game after an ankle injury. The Bluebirds boss will be without influential duo Sol Bamba and Callum Paterson though, who are out for the season. Matthew Connolly is also injured, while Jazz Richards is doubtful for these football predictions due to a thigh problem.
Burnley vs Cardiff prediction, preview and betting tips
Although there are three teams separating Burnley and Cardiff City, this is surely a must-win for the visitors. The Bluebirds are five points from safety with only six games remaining. The Clarets meanwhile are eight points up the road from their visitors, and will look to at least maintain that gap this weekend.
The hosts head into this Burnley vs Cardiff prediction on the back of two impressive wins since the international break. They beat an in-form Wolves team 2-0 at home, before coming from behind to win 3-1 at Bournemouth on Saturday. The Clarets know that a win here all but guarantees their Premier League survival, after a difficult campaign. At 19/20 with Betfred, we’re backing them to get it.
Cardiff have been in poor form recently, and that looks like sealing their fate. The Bluebirds will be desperate to get a result here before it’s too late, but they’ve lost five of their last six Premier League fixtures. Warnock’s side have conceded at least twice in each of those defeats. There have been some tough fixtures, including Chelsea and Manchester City in their last two games. Defeats in those matches followed a 2-0 victory over West Ham, but Cardiff have lost 20 of their 32 Premier League fixtures so far this term.
A big part of the problem has been goals. The Bluebirds have only managed 28 of them, averaging less than a goal a game, while conceding almost two per game. We’re backing against both teams to score predictions this weekend, which is priced at 10/11 with Betfred. The home team are 2/1 with the same bookmaker to win to nil in your Burnley vs Cardiff betting tips.
We’re going for a repeat of Burnley’s 2-0 win in their last home game in your football score predictions. That’s priced at 8/1, while you can add Ashley Barnes as the first scorer for 25/1 if you’re after football tips with big odds.
Burnley vs Cardiff first goalscorer predictions
Barnes and Chis Wood were both on the scoresheet against Bournemouth at the weekend. They’ve struck up an excellent partnership, dovetailing nicely for the Clarets. Barnes is 18/5 with 888sport to open the scoring in this one, while Wood is 9/2 in the first goalscorer odds. You can get 36/1 on the two strikers both getting themselves on the scoresheet again in a 2-0 Burnley victory, as part of your UK football predictions for this game.
Burnley to win
Burnley to win to nil
Burnley to win 2-0, Barnes and Wood to score
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Not exactly a long-suffering Manchester City fan, Tom’s favourite moment supporting the Blues was being a young lad at Wembley for Paul Dickov’s equaliser in the 1999 play-off final against Gillingham. He follows La Liga closely too, and has lots of experience writing about sports betting including F1, tennis and golf.