Kick-off: 1600, 30/09/2018
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Cardiff vs Burnley
Burnley kick-started their Premier League campaign when thrashing Bournemouth last weekend and are now worth following at Cardiff on Sunday.
The Bluebirds have looked out of their depth at this level so far and are already odds-on for a quick return to the Championship.
With the Clarets back to the form which saw them finish seventh last term, 2/1 for an away win is our initial Cardiff vs Burnley prediction.
A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds
Cardiff showed some encouraging signs in losses to Arsenal and Chelsea but it was hard to take any positives out of a 5-0 rout by Manchester City in Wales.
Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan were on target in the first half before Riyad Mahrez struck twice after the break.
“It’s very difficult for us against the top teams at the minute,” said Neil Warnock. “So we have to make sure it counts against the other 13 teams we play. That’s where we’re going to get our points.
“These games are not going to define our season but it will knock our chin on the floor a bit. The lads have got to get over it and get on with next week.”
This will obviously be a less daunting test than of late, so the Bluebirds could well show more promise going forward.
Last Cardiff EPL line-up: Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Cunningham, Arter, Ralls, Reid, Camarasa, Ward, Hoilett.
Lee Peltier starts a lengthy spell on the sidelines after dislocating a shoulder last weekend, but the defender will not require an operation.
Aron Gunnarsson (knee) remains out, but Sol Bamba is expected to return in defence, with Bruno Ecuele Manga moving to right back in Peltier’s absence.
A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds
Burnley’s Europa League exploits threatened to derail their bid for another successful season on the domestic front but a 4-0 drubbing of in-form Bournemouth should have lifted spirits.
Matej Vydra netted on his full debut and Aaron Lennon settled any nerves, before a late brace from Ashley Barnes rounded off a fine display.
Sean Dyche said: “We’ve been written off many times and then it’s about shoulders back, taking on the challenge, and I thought we did that.
“When you haven’t got your first win, there’s a nervousness, and you could feel it at times.
“But that goes away. That first win kills all the noise and then it’s about where you’re going to go from here.”
Tuesday’s EFL Cup loss to Burton is best ignored, as the Clarets have suffered exits at the hands of Port Vale and Accrington in recent years.
Let’s add 21/2 for a 2-1 away victory to our Cardiff vs Burnley betting tips.
Last Burnley EPL line-up: Hart, Lowton, Taylor, Tarkowski, Mee, Cork, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Lennon, Vokes, Vydra.
Steven Defour could feature after the Belgium international played for the first time since January in midweek.
Ben Gibson (hernia) is still ruled out, while Robbie Brady (knee) is making good progress and expected to return to action within the next fortnight.
CARDIFF 0-5 Man City
Burton 2-1 BURNLEY – Kevin Long
Head-to-head: Burnley 0-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 2-2 Burnley
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