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Cardiff vs Burnley: Score draw in Wales

Cardiff vs Burnley Match Preview and Predictions

Cardiff are yet to win since securing promotion back to the Premier League and were thumped 5-0 here by champions Manchester City last week.

[All odds correct at time of publication] 

The Bluebirds have now lost their last three games in the league, leaking 12 goals in the process, but will view this game as one in which that elusive win can be found.

Burnley moved off the bottom of the table in stunning style as they thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 at Turf Moor to record their first league win of the campaign.

Match information

When is it? Sunday 30th September

What time is kick-off? 16:00

Where is it being played? Cardiff City Stadium

Which channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Who is the referee? Martin Atkinson

Cardiff vs Burnley Betting Tips

Here are our best tips for the match and we also have a range of other markets available:

The Lowdown

If Cardiff were seeking a confidence boost ahead of this game then they need look no further than the past meetings with Burnley.

The Bluebirds are unbeaten in the previous 13 encounters with nine of them ending in a draw.

The fact the Welsh club have lost their last three games in the Premier League is not a surprise given they were up against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

But what will be a concern is the 12 goals conceded although they sit above opponents Burnley in chances allowed according to the expected goals data.

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Cardiff have an average xG of 1.05 - the third worst in the division - for chances created with goalless draws at home to Newcastle and at Huddersfield particularly disappointing.

Burnley's mark of 2.5 was by far their best xG tally of the season although 1.9 against suggests they were fortunate to keep a clean sheet against the Cherries, who had 63 per cent of possession.

Neil Warnock will know this is a game Cardiff need to take something from and will have his team fired up but we fancy a draw and both teams to score to begin our Cardiff vs Burnley football predictions.

First goalscorer tips

Bobby Reid has yet to get off the mark for Cardiff following his summer switch from Bristol City for a fee of around £10million.

The forward netted 21 times last season, including at Manchester City in the League Cup semi-final, and has come close on a few occasions to breaking his top-flight duck. With Cardiff set to be at it from the off, 6/1 for Reid to open the scoring should be considered.

Anytime goalscorer tips

Johann Berg Gudmundsson tormented the Bournemouth defence last week and has now registered 12 Premier League assists for Burnley, seven more than any other player. He saw a shot rebound off the post for Ashley Barnes to tap in the third and last scored in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in February.

But in what could be a blood-and-thunder battle, the Icelander's coolness could prove vital and you can get 5/1 for him to score at anytime in our free football tips.

Where the game will be won or lost

With trips to Tottenham and Liverpool next month, it doesn't get any easier for Cardiff.

But the Bluebirds will know their next two home games against Burnley and Fulham represent their best chance to claim a first league win of the season.

After a hard-fought 3-2 loss at home to Arsenal and then being in the game against Chelsea for 80 minutes before being beaten 4-1, Warnock's men were simply outclassed against City.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt his side were "back to what they're all about" in their win over Bournemouth and with no Europa League distractions, the Clarets are expected to crawl away from the bottom three.

You get the feeling that the first goal is going to be crucial in this game with both sides only once scoring first this season.

The last three meetings have all ended in draws and four of the last nine encounters have finished 1-1, including three of the previous four at this venue.

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Looking at the Cardiff vs Burnley free football tips, we cannot overlook 1-1 in the correct score market at 11/2.

Neither side will be happy with a point but Cardiff might just find the finishing line a tough one to cross after taking a first-half lead so Cardiff HT/Draw FT at 13/1 completes our football betting tips.

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