Cardiff City vs Bolton Wanderers
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff City FC has a perfect chance to boost their promotion chances when they welcome the relegation candidates Bolton Wanderers for the Championship fixture on Tuesday night.
The Bluebirds were held to a 1-1 draw by the newly promoted Millwall on the weekend, despite taking an early first half lead. The team is now unbeaten in four games picking up 2 wins and 2 draws.
Neil Warnock’s men are currently fourth in the league standings and remain a strong contender for automatic promotion with the second placed Derby at a 3 points gap.
On the other hand, Bolton played their third home game on the bounce on Saturday and bagged a morale boosting 1-1 draw against a Fulham side who were on a four match winning streak. The result helped Wanderers to move to 19th in the table, a feat aided by the solid run in last six matches that produced 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
Yet, Bolton are the worst away side in the league with the stats of 1 win, 5 draws and 8 losses from 14 matches so far. They are also the worst scoring team in away games having netted just 9 times during the period.
Meantime, Cardiff are one of the tough home opponents in the league and boast a solid record of 9 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses from the 13 matches this season. Their last home match was a comfortable 4-0 win against Sunderland.
Cardiff vs Bolton: Head-to-head
Bolton lead the recent h2h record against Cardiff with 5 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses from 9 matches in all competitions.
Bolton scored at least once in 8 of those and in all six Champions fixtures during the period.
The reverse of the corresponding fixture was a 2-0 win for the Wanderers.
Cardiff vs Bolton: Prediction
Cardiff have a good account of themselves while playing at home, whereas Bolton struggled for points on the road. So, this might look like a comfortable home win at first sight, but I believe the visitors will be up for a good fight on Tuesday night. The main reason for the momentum Bolton has gained with the 11 points gathered from the last six Championship games and their good h2h record against Cardiff in league games.