It’s official: Jonathan Woodgate has been given the keys to the Bournemouth dressing room for the remainder of the season.
Woody has stiffened up his Bournemouth side since the departure of Jason Tindall at the start of February, but saw his cherry popped for the first time in defeat to QPR this past weekend.
He’ll be looking to bounce back quickly on home turf, with the Cherries taking over 60% of their points at the Vitality this campaign.
The Bluebirds fly south in terrific form.
Mick McCarthy has taken the reins in Wales and has watched his side go seven unbeaten since his appointment.
But who takes the spoils here between two sides with promotion in their sights? Check out our top Odds Pick and Long Shot below!
|Fixture||Bournemouth v Cardiff City|
|Date||Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 19:45|
|Where||Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth|
|How to Watch||Live on iFollow|
Our Top Odds Pick – Bournemouth v Cardiff City BTTS – 5/6 with 888Sport
Combined over their last 10 matches, Bournemouth and Cardiff have bagged 20 goals.
Sure, these aren’t crazy numbers, but both sides are playing freely and with confidence at a vital time of the season.
Recent managerial choppings have paved the way for a surge in form, and the goal alarm is sounding inside Odds Manager Towers.
We’ve seen 19 goals in their last six meetings, averaging… *licks finger and points it in the air* 3.2 per game.
Our Long Shot – Bournemouth v Cardiff City Score Draw – 7/2 with bet365
Only Millwall and Stoke City have drawn more than Bournemouth in the Championship (10).
Six of them ended in score draws, and with Cardiff’s confidence in front of goal at an all-time high, it’s hard to envisage the Cherries keeping their powder dry.
Not since December 12, 2020 has their been a Championship match at the Vitality Stadium where the teams have been separated by more than one goal, and we expect this to be another tight one.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.