In England, New Year’s Eve is not particularly noticed – at least the players are not resting. On the contrary, there are usually a lot of games in the last days of the calendar year. Including in the Champions League, where four more fixtures will be attempted on Thursday. Including the one between Bournemouth and Cardiff. Will the visitors from Wales be able to exploit the Cherries’ problems? The editorial team of the website posts an exclusive forecast for the important match on December 30, 2021. Full match statistics and all odds can be found at how to register with 1xbet.
Bournemouth deflated after a very good start
“Cherry” is remembered as a distinctive club that, in the absence of serious money (and this with Russian investors – here they know that not everyone has Roman Abramovich’s opportunities!), due to the work of a young Eddie Howe, for years it held itself in the Premier League. But it was relegated, and the manager was replaced. He sold off a lot of players as well, so it’s no surprise that it didn’t work out from the get-go in the AFL. Woodgate was good enough to fight all the way to the play-offs. Now he’s been replaced by Scott Parker, and he’s made a strong start… Which turned into a slump in November. But the win over CRC gives hope of a new upswing.
Cardiff have slipped this season into survival mode.
The Azure Birds are actually based, as the name suggests, in the Welsh capital. But they have been playing in the English club structure for a very long time. Moreover, they even managed to get into the Premier League, albeit without much success. Last season, the Welsh limited themselves to 8th place in the Champions League. But now we can only dream of that. Now they’re managing to average exactly 1 point per game (22 in 22), which means you have to worry about the risk of relegation to League 1. Curiously, away Steve Morrison’s charges (the youngster was only lifted from the U-23 squad in November) beat Preston and Luton and bounced back from 0-2 at Birmingham. But nine of their 10 (including League Cup relegation) last fixtures have been lost at home, including both of their last two.
In the 2018/2019 APL, the clubs exchanged home victories, last season, already in the Championships, Cardiff scored 4 points. But in September, Bournemouth already got their revenge, taking 3 points from Wales.
Bournemouth are seen as clear favourites, and perhaps for good reason – Cardiff can fight for at least a draw. More than 2.5 goals is worth using (odds are 1.98).