Match date: 13 Feb 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Other Football
| Stake: 9/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
2-0 - Won
Cardiff stands at 4th position in English Championship and are among candidates to promotion to the Premier league, they had some problems with their form and must show slight improving in order to secure position in play off zone, in 31st round are welcoming Bolton and in this duel they should be able to collect all three points.
In first match against current opponents they were defeated in September and even failed to score away from home, now will be seeking for a revenge and I'm quiet sure that will manage to defeate them especially since gusts aren't in some great shape. In case of victory home team could have only one point less than second placed Aston Villa and it would be great to fight for that position which elads directly into Premier league.
Cardiff showed significant improving in comparison to a previous season, they are playing good offensive football and must continue in same manner, in last round they took one point on the road against Millwall, they failed to outplay opponents away from home but deserved that one point.
Defender Matthew Connolly (1/0), midfielders Craig Bryson (13/1), Aron Gunnarsson (12/0) and forward Danny Ward (18/4) are all injured and will stay out while appearance of forward Gary Madine (2/0) is still in doubt due to his injury.
After only one season in English League One Bolton returned into Championship but they must show something more than so far to secure position in safe zone, currently they are at 19tth spot at the table and have only two points more than teams under in the relegation zone.
Most recently, they managed to avoid defeat in last three Championship matches, taking a point in games against Ipswich and Fulham, both at home, while they also mananged to get a victory against Bristol City in front of their own fans as well.
Their good momentum is mostly due the fact that they have played three consecutive matches at home, while their record on the road remains terribly slim with just one victory in first fourteen rounds and only nine goal scored - being by far the worst travellers in the Championship.
Midfielders Darren Pratley (22/2) and Chris Taylor (0/0) are both on list of injured players while midfielder Craig Noone (16/0) will probably also miss this encounter.
Hosts are marked as favorites for this match with a reason, Bolton had problems with their defense and tonight it would be a huge surprise if Cardiff don't score some goals, this team can be also satisfied with their effort in defense, they only need slight improving and they could win ticket for Premier league.