41-year-old Scott Parker has already established himself as one of the most promising English coaches. “Bournemouth” under his leadership is seeking to return to the Premier League. In 24 matches, the team scored 46 points, which allows them to be ahead of the second-coming Fulham by one point. True, the “summer residents” have a match in reserve.
However, in the second half of November and December, Bournemouth did not show their best qualities. The team had a series of six matches without wins (3 draws, 3 losses). It was only on December 27 that Parker’s team beat QPR on the road (1: 0) thanks to a goal from their top scorer Dominik Solanka.
Cardiff nearly made the playoffs last season, finishing sixth in the Championship. Now the game for the Welsh team is not going – only 22 points in the asset (20th place).
It is impossible not to note the second worst indicator of Steve Morison’s team in the defensive line, which has already conceded 39 times! After an away victory over Luton Town (2: 1), the guests lost at home to Sheffield United (2: 3) and shared points with Birmingham (2: 2).
Bournemouth lost 0-1 to Cardiff last season. I suppose that this time the favorites will take revenge. I’ll bet Scott Parker’s wards to win for 1.68…