Cardiff v Southampton Prediction & Betting Tips, 8th December 20186th December 2018 / lee
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Cardiff will be looking for more home joy as they play host to Southampton on the weekend. This is going to be a big game in the fight against relegation. The Bluebirds have picked up some great results on home soil lately. Will that spell more trouble for Southampton who are a club in transition after the recent sacking of manager Mark Hughes. Read our Cardiff v Southampton betting tips for more.
Cardiff v Southampton Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
Cardiff News and Form
Cardiff had another setback in midweek as they went to West Ham and suffered a 3-1 loss. That extended a trend with the Bluebirds as they have alternated between a loss and a win in each of their last five (W2 L3). The positive is, if that continues then they would be due a win on home soil here. The Bluebirds have produced form of W3 D1 L4 at home so far this season. Their last two home successes have both been by a 2-1 scoreline. Their form at home has definitely been on the up as they are W3 L1 in their last four there. In total on home turf Cardiff have come up with 11 goals and they have conceded 15.
75% of their home games in the EPL have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Surprisingly, almost 40% of their home games this season have seen at least five goals. That’s largely down to the defence of Cardiff as they have managed only the one clean sheet at home this season. They are on a run of seven games on home soil without a clean sheet at the moment. Home and away combined they have shipped at least one goal in each of their last twelve. Both teams have scored in 62% of games in Cardiff. The Bluebirds have yet to be winning at half time in any league game this season.
Cardiff v Southampton Head to Head
The last league meeting was in the 2013/14 EPL season
There was an away win for both during that season
Cardiff have won five of their last six at home against the Saints
Three of Cardiff’s last five home wins over the Saints have been 2-1 wins
Southampton News and Form
Southampton took another big hit in midweek. New boss Ralph Hasenhuttl watched on as their defence once again fell apart in a 3-1 loss against Spurs. That result leaves Southampton with no win in their last eleven league games. Southampton have alternated between a draw and a loss in each of their last six games. This season on their travels in the top flight, the Saints have come up with seven goals and they have conceded nineteen. 62% of Southampton’s away games have ended over 2.5 goals which largely sums up the difficulties they have been having at the back.
The Saints are on a three-match losing streak on the road and they have shipped twelve goals in those three games. In five of their eight road games, this season the Saints have been losing at half time in five of those. They have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last five (home and away combined) and have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three road games. Southampton are looking to snap a six-match winless away streak. 63% of their away goals conceded have been in the first half of games. Only Cardiff and Fulham have a worse away record than Southampton this season. Only three teams have conceded more goals than they have done.
Cardiff v Southampton Tips & Odds
Who will win – Cardiff v Southampton Predictions
The fact that Cardiff have been finding ways to pick up good points on home soil should count for something in this one. They may have enough to get past a Southampton side who are still trying to sort their future out.
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