Cardiff City are at home to take on Brighton in a potential six-pointer this weekend. The Welsh team are in the bottom three but with only one point separating them from safety. Meanwhile, Brighton are comfortably out of the bottom three and Chris Hughton’s men are in fact trying to sneak into the top 10 places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff lost for a second consecutive Premier League game as they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at home at the hands of Leicester City. The only victory for the Cardiff in the 2018-19 campaign came at home.
Brighton’s three-game winning streak was brought to an end by Everton, who picked up a 3-1 win over the Seagulls at the Goodison Park. These were also the first goals conceded by Brighton since October.
The recent game between Brighton and Cardiff produced a narrow 1-0 win for the former at the AMEX Stadium. The Seagulls picked up a goalless draw when they last travelled to the Cardiff City Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton are given a price of 3.00 to win this game. Even though Brighton have been on a good run of form, the recent defeat against Everton may have left a bad taste in their mouth. Chris Hughton reiterated the need to be solid at the back and perform at a very high level. Brighton are likely to be more satisfied with a point from an away game against a potential rival for safety. Cardiff lack the necessary quality to keep Brighton out – even if their attacking performances have been good. Cardiff’s lacklustre defence is likely to result in this match ending as a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City win odds: 2.45
Brighton win odds: 3.00
Correct Score odds
Brighton have enough strength from set-pieces and Glen Murray in order to come up with at least a goal in this match. They are well placed to capitalise on any lacklustre defending from Cardiff. The Welsh team are not excellent going forward and they are among the lowest scorers in the division. Still, our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[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
This is a match between two teams that have come up a string of tight matches over the years. In fact, the 4-1 win for Cardiff in 2016 is the only game over the last six meetings to produce more than 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction would stick with under 2.5 goals in the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Josh Murphy has been a big threat for Cardiff and he almost came close to becoming the club’s top scorer this season after having had a strong performance against Leicester. Murphy remains on two goals, but his pace and skill may help open up the opposition. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Murphy.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Josh Murphy at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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