Bournemouth vs Cardiff City | Premier League – Matchday 1 of 38 Betting Preview
Bournemouth vs Cardiff City – Sat 11th August. Kick Off: 15:00. Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.
It has been a few seasons since these two last played each other. In fact, this will be the first-ever meeting between these two clubs in the top flight. Cardiff City goes into this season as outright relegation favourites and it’s not hard to see why.
Cardiff has made a few decent signings but still have a squad with barely any experience at the top level. They have signed Bobby Reid from Bristol City, who scored 19 times in the Championship whilst providing seven assists last season. And, Josh Murphy from Norwich City, who scored 7 times last season.
Neil Warnock was particularly happy with Josh Murphy stating “He’s been my number one target since the end of last season.”. But, it’s a bit of a worry for Cardiff fans if they are relying on an unproven youngster as their number one target. I am a Norwich fan and loved Josh Murphy for a few seasons. However, he lacked strength and a final product even in the Championship.
Cardiff is far behind other promoted teams with their spending. Wolves have spent around £50m on a number of highly talented players and face no real fear of relegation according to the bookies. Fulham has spent even more, with a whopping estimation of £70m spent on transfers this summer.
Bournemouth may have had a fairly tame transfer window so far, but there is proven Premier League talent already in their team. They have signed a highly rated attacking left back in Diego Rico and a promising young midfielder in David Brooks. Whilst managing to hold on to key players like Lewis Cook, Josh King and others.
In their previous low league meetings, Bournemouth only lost once in eight matches whilst winning four and drawing 3 in the process. They will certainly look to start the season strong at home to relegation favourites. We fancy a win here at evens with 10Bet.
Or part of our tasty treble with Spurs, Chelsea and Bournemouth all to win at 6.93 with 10Bet again.
We fancy a few goals in this game too. A smaller stake on BTTS and match result for Bournemouth at 16/5 with William Hill.
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