Cardiff City vs Southampton - Free Betting Tips

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There are more similarities between Cardiff City and Southampton than there are differences. They have both felt the joy of promotion and the sting of relegation, and right now, they both need to do everything they can to avoid feeling the latter yet again. For more on a match between two of the most evenly matched teams in the Premier League, check out the rest of our Cardiff City vs Southampton preview.

Cardiff City vs Southampton Best Odds

08. December 2018 | 15:00
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The Cardiff City vs Southampton best odds show that this is expected to be a very close competition indeed. The home side are coming into this contest with a 32% win probability, compared to Southampton’s 38%. Therefore, a draw makes for a good medium risk bet, with Coral offering odds of 21/10 (3.1) on this result. If you want to go even safer, you can bet that both teams will score during the game to enjoy low-risk 4/5 (1.8) odds from Paddy Power. Punters wanting to go more high risk can have a go at predicting the final scoreline, as Ladbrokes have competitive 7/1 (8.0) odds available on a Cardiff to win 1-0 wager.

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Cardiff City vs Southampton Betting Tips: Form Guide

Cardiff City Finally Start To Look Like A Premier League Side

In a tale almost as old as football itself, Cardiff City are a team that is struggling to adapt to the harsher environment of the bigger leagues following promotion. This is an especially painful predicament for Cardiff City, as after their first ever promotion to the Premier League in 2013, they embarked on a season which only saw them win a mere three games before being sent back down again.

That doesn’t seem likely this time though, with three wins netted. It’ also worth pointing out that they are a few positions above Southampton in 16th place, and most importantly, they are above the dreaded drop zone – although that doesn’t appear to have been enough to make them the favourites in most Cardiff City vs Southampton betting tips.

On top of that, things have started to get better this season. Cardiff went nine games without a win before they finally managed to get a victory in a 4-2 battle with Fulham. Since then, two more triumphs came against Brighton and Wolves, both of which ended 2-1.

Cardiff is struggling but they do finally have seemed to stop sinking and are at the very least kicking against the tide. Although, that being said, after a poor 3-1 loss to West Ham, they may need to kick harder.

Southampton Look To Make Good On Their Potential

Having the looming shadow of a possible relegation hanging above your head isn’t an enviable position but it is, at the very least, one that Southampton are used to in modern times. Last season, they finished one position and three points above the dreaded drop zone, but this doesn’t appear to have provided the ample motivation they clearly need. Frankly, they’ve stumbled through this season.

If we focus on Premier League games alone, they’ve gone 11 games without a win. In fact, they currently have a mere single victory to their name in the form of a – to be fair, genuinely impressive – 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Still though, we’re nearly halfway through the season and they have just a single victory: that’s inexcusable. Their nadir came with a 6-1 loss to Manchester City, where they looked borderline defenceless.

However, there have been some positives since then. They played very well against Leicester in the EFL Cup recently, with the match only being lost in stoppage time. After that, they produced a 2-2 thriller against Man United and certainly didn’t look ready for relegation that night. Perhaps these performances are what convinced so many Cardiff City vs Southampton match previews to back them, and they may be right. Regardless though, Southampton need to turn performances into points, and they need to do it now.

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The Last Five Games

Cardiff City VS. Southampton

  • Cardiff City Form 2 wins, 3 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Cardiff City Goals 5 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Southampton Form 2 draws, 3 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Southampton Goals6 goals in the last 5 matches
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Cardiff City vs Southampton Preview: Recent Meetings

You might expect, considering neither side has been a stranger to the ups and downs of the English football leagues, that they may have passed each other by. However, with their last contest taking place in 2014, it sits in that lovely spot of being relevant for Cardiff City vs Southampton betting tips for today, while also being fresh enough to make for an interesting dynamic.

Unfortunately though, these results don’t really shed much light on proceedings. In other words, these two teams are pretty much evenly matched. Cardiff City got the last win, ending their 2014 clash 1-0, while Southampton scored a trio in a 3-0 triumph in 2013. The year before in 2012, things ended 1-1. A win, a loss and a draw – yep, that’s about as neck-and-neck as these things get, and before that, things maintain their seesaw-like momentum. They’ve actually both won 19 games apiece, meaning that neither side has a clear advantage in recent meetings.

Cardiff City vs Southampton Prediction: Dragged To A Draw

When you look at the facts – that these two have, in over 100 years of facing each other, ended up at a point where their record is virtually identical in so many respects – you start to realise that a game this evenly matched is genuinely quite extraordinary. You can make an argument for either side. Ultimately, Cardiff not only have the advantage of points and position within the Premier League, but they also have three times the wins in comparison to Southampton.

However, their opponents have shown some serious fire as of late, and the fact that they have managed to drag so many teams to a draw does say something about their resilience, defence, and style of play. That’s why we have come to the rare conclusion that the most likely outcome, and therefore our Cardiff City vs Southampton prediction, is a draw. This owes to their genuinely unusually similar records and that a stalemate is the result of so many Southampton games this season.   

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