Bournemouth v Cardiff

If results go their way, AFC Bournemouth could reclaim top spot of the Championship if they can beat ninth place Cardiff City at Dean Court – who themselves are looking to move up the table into a play-off place.

Bournemouth’s current form suggests that they certainly are the favourites for this match with the Cherries not losing since the last game of September – a very impressive run, consisting of seven wins and three draws which have seen them shoot up the table.

With Cardiff being one of the relegated teams from last season, they almost pose a larger threat than some teams in the league, being able to have experienced the Premier League and want to return straight away. However, Cardiff are sat in ninth with two wins in their last five games, something that Cardiff boss, Russell Slade will know is a record that needs to improve if they want to make the quick return back to Premier League, and if they want to improve their form, they’ll have to do it against Bournemouth – one of the stand-out sides in the league.

Bournemouth can owe their success to good form at both ends of the pitch – with Brett Pitman being in fine form scoring the goals, and goalkeeper Artur Boruc protecting the Cherries net at the other end, conceding just seven goals in their last 9 league matches.

With all six of the current promotion hopefuls in action tomorrow, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will be confident his side can get their victory and keep piling the pressure on table toppers Derby and second place Ipswich and fight for automatic promotion.

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