Cardiff City are hopeful of a third consecutive home win when they take on Southampton at the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend. Cardiff and Southampton are separated by just two points with the latter just entering into the new era of Ralph Hasenhüttl. Cardiff were in the bottom three not too long ago but home form has seen them jump out of the relegation zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Cardiff were able to pick up a 2-1 win over Wolves during the weekend but this was followed up by a 3-1 loss against West Ham at the London Stadium. Warnock is already keen on getting his team back in front of their own crowd.
Southampton were unable to make much of an impact in Hasenhüttl’s first game as the new manager, as the team suffered a 3-1 loss in the match against Spurs. The last league victory for Southampton came in the first week of September.
Cardiff and Southampton recently played out a 1-0 victory for the former at the St Mary’s Stadium, but this fixture occurred four years ago. Southampton’s last trip to the Cardiff City Stadium saw them pick up a 3-0 victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Cardiff.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Cardiff win at 2.90[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton are at odds of 2.70 to win the match. Yet, it is difficult to back the visitors against a monumental home support, which has been acting as the 12th man for Cardiff in recent games. It is not a surprise that Cardiff have picked up 90% of their points in home matches this season. Southampton were unable to show much of an improvement in the midweek game against Spurs. Even though the Saints have a decent record at the Cardiff City Stadium, a lot has changed since the last meeting between the two clubs. Our preview would go with a win for Cardiff.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Cardiff win at 2.90[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff City vs Southampton draw odds: 3.25
Southampton win odds: 2.70
Correct Score odds
Cardiff have been able to get just three goals in away matches compared to the 11 goals scored in the home games this season. It is clear where Cardiff have been able to get most of their goals and Southampton have been quite poor going forward. The absence of Danny Ings is still a sore point for the club. Still, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 victory for Cardiff.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Cardiff City 2-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been less than 2.5 goals when it comes to games between the two clubs, but Cardiff have predominantly been involved in high-scoring matches at home – either due to their own brilliance or due to the opposition scoring multiple goals. Either way, our total goals prediction sees value in going with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Callum Paterson has been a strong player for Cardiff in terms of bringing others into play, while his presence up front will also help the Welsh club get a couple of goals. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Paterson.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Callum Paterson at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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