Southampton take on Cardiff at the St Mary’s Stadium looking to make it six consecutive games without a defeat in the Premier League. Southampton still remain very close to the bottom three with only two points separating them from Cardiff in the 18th place. Neil Warnock’s men continue to pick up points that have kept them with hope of achieving safety. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
A late equaliser from Burnley led to Southampton dropping points in a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor. However, the Saints are without a defeat in the league since the home loss against Manchester City at the end of last year.
Cardiff City were able to put up an emotional 2-0 victory over Bournemouth as a tribute for Sala. This was the first victory for the Bluebirds since the away victory over Leicester just after Boxing Day.
The reverse fixture between Cardiff and Southampton produced a 1-0 victory for the Bluebirds back in December. The last game between these two teams at the St Mary’s Stadium was in 2014 when Cardiff picked up a similar victory. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Southampton win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Cardiff have been quite poor when it comes to away matches with the team only managing a solitary victory on the road this season. Southampton have been much improved over the last few weeks. Even without Danny Ings in the team, the Saints should have a lot more of strength compared to the opposition. Southampton’s form over the last few weeks has been quite good with the team going unbeaten in five consecutive league matches. Our preview would back a win for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Southampton win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Cardiff draw odds: 3.80
Cardiff win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
Cardiff have been very poor when it comes to scoring on the road with a major chunk of the goals coming in the matches at Cardiff City Stadium. Southampton may approach matches with an aggressive style and comes to pressing the opposition, but it has not exactly yielded rewards at the back with no clean sheets in six matches. Our correct score prediction would back a 2-1 win for Southampton.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Southampton 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been goals in significant numbers when it comes to matches involving Southampton and it is largely down to the poor defensive record of late. Cardiff should not be a major threat to Southampton’s backline considering that Neil Warnock’s men have only managed a paltry seven goals in away matches this season. Even then, our total goals prediction would go 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 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Charlie Austin is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up after the injury to Danny Ings. The goal return from the England international has been quite poor, and he last scored in the 3-2 win over Arsenal in the middle of December. However, Nathan Redmond has been in excellent form after grabbing four goals in his last six appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Nathan Redmond.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Nathan Redmond at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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