Brighton have an excellent opportunity to end their relegation fears with Cardiff City visiting the AMEX Stadium on Tuesday night. There is a five-point difference between the two outfits with the Seagulls holding the advantage over the Welsh team. Crucially, Brighton also have a game in hand over Cardiff. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Chris Hughton saw his Brighton team suffer an enormous blow to their confidence after a 5-0 thrashing from Bournemouth at the AMEX Stadium. This was the fourth successive loss for Brighton, who have not scored in any of these matches.
Cardiff City are edging closer towards the drop after a 2-0 loss against Burnley during the weekend. This was the third successive loss for Cardiff, who still have games against teams around them in the table in three out of the next four matches.
Cardiff were able to produce a 2-1 victory over Brighton in the earlier meeting between the two clubs. The Bluebirds capitalised on Brighton playing with 10 men for the majority of the game with a late winner. Brighton’s last home game against Cardiff was in the Championship when the hosts picked up a 1-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton have suffered a crisis in confidence after the recent set of results and the thrashing from Bournemouth can potentially harm the Seagulls at the worst possible time in the campaign. Brighton do have a difficult run-in than Cardiff, but Neil Warnock has the tough job of motivating Cardiff for only the third away win of their campaign. Cardiff’s last away victory over Brighton was in 2005 and the lack of offensive threat from the Welsh team can have a major say in the game. Both teams could be heading for a stalemate, which would suit Brighton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton win odds: 2.00
Cardiff City win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Cardiff have the fewest away goals in the division after only managing nine in 16 games. Brighton may have relied on home form heavily this season, but they have only managed around a goal per game at home. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-1 draw, which would have been the outcome in the previous meeting between the two teams if not for the late winner from Bamba.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There may have been over 2.5 goals in the reverse fixture back at the Cardiff City Stadium, but this is a game between two outfits that have been very poor on goals throughout the campaign. Cardiff are the lowest scorers in away matches, while Brighton have not managed a goal in the last four matches. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Glen Murray featured for just 32 minutes against Bournemouth and he has had a disappointing run at the AMEX Stadium in 2019 with no goals. Murray may return to the starting line-up as Brighton could use a man of his experience. The 35-year-old has just one goal in his last nine matches, but our first goalscorer prediction would pick Brighton’s top scorer.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Glen Murray at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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