Burnley – Cardiff (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

Burnley - Cardiff

Burnley is leading the Championship with 76 points, four away from third place, occupied by Brighton team before which drew in the previous stage, 2-2.’The Clarets’ are in good shape, although that comes after equal results, but are unbeaten in 16 stages Championship, the last time Gray & Co. were defeated happens at the end of December, with Hull City 0-3. Now will perform on ‘Turf Moor’ in without their supporters, whom delighted with the good games made this season, managed to collect 43 points, 13 of them being obtained in the previous five meetings, when they checked four wins a draw. Moreover, the offensive from Burnley is the most active in the league, with 63 goals scored and Andrew Gray is the top scorer of the championship with 23 successes.

In camp we have on Cardiff visiting team, a team that she pulls a play-off place, is in 7th place at the moment with 62 points. ‘Blue Bird’ are just two points from Derby, the band built up on the last place play-off and have a good morale after last games. In the last round they managed to beat even on Derby County, 2-1, with goals from Ecuele Manga and Stuart O’Keefe. This success was the third of five previous rounds and the third consecutive game in which Cardiff is not lost. However, on foreign land developments were not great but so all gathered 22 points, seven of them in the last five meetings, where they checked two wins, two draws and one defeat (1-3 to Boro), managing to score in four of those matches.

At first glance it seems a very balanced duel, but Cardiff is a team that has its limits. If the home is able to beat anyone away seems not to face teams from the platoon leader, as evidence that they lost Boro and Hull. I am counting on the strength of the home team and appetite for the game shown by the best scorers of the team, I think the final can win all three points.