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Cardiff City finished the regular season with impressive momentum, however they couldn’t continue this into their play-off semi-final first leg meeting with Fulham last time out. The Bluebirds crashed to a comprehensive 2-0 defeat on home soil and now the Cottagers are eyeing up a second visit to Wembley within three years.
In order to make it into the finals, Cardiff City need to beat Fulham by two goals or more, however Scott Parker’s men have won all-but-four of their last fifteen outings at Craven Cottage and the visitors must rediscover their form.
Lack of Goals
This suggests that there will be plenty of goal-mouth action on Thursday evening and punters are flocking towards the goal-scoring markets, however we’re going to concentrate in the opposite direction with Under 2.5 Total Goals looking excellent value.
Fulham have been defensively impressive lately with Tim Ream and Michel Hector looking to repel what will be intense pressure from the visitors. The Cottagers have managed clean sheets in each of their last seven games – this including two against the Bluebirds – and Bluebirds boss Neil Harris will take little comfort from the fact that his men have only found the net once in their last four meetings with Fulham.
Indeed from Fulham’s last 21 games, only five have contained more than 2.5 goals and they will be confident of soaking up the pressure that will inevitably come their way on Thursday evening.
Cardiff City will desperately need to pull something special out of the hat should they wish to make it to Wembley, however the best value looks to be with backing Fulham to win and Under 2.5 Goals within normal time.