Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport
With south Wales bragging rights up for grabs on Saturday afternoon, Swansea will make the trip to the Cardiff City Stadium for what should be another fiery affair.
Starting with the hosts, mounting a second-half comeback at home against play-off contenders West Brom last time out as they snatched a 1-1 draw, Cardiff are seeking some much-needed stability when they return from the international break this weekend. Still holding just a three-point buffer over slipping into the drop zone, Sabri Lamouchi’s side faces what could be a crucial showdown on Saturday afternoon. However, losing just a pair of their last six appearances against Championship opposition, the Bluebirds should be excited by their recent success on home soil. Including what was an eye-catching 2-0 victory against Bristol City on March 4th, Cardiff have collected seven points from their previous three showdowns in front of their own supporters. Likewise, along with suffering just a pair of defeats on home soil since opening 2023, it should also be noted that Lamouchi’s men have seen five of their last seven home fixtures finish with over 1.5 goals.
As for the visitors, also entering the international break with a welcomed boost on home soil, Swansea mark their return to Championship duties this weekend almost sat in second-tier limbo. Eventually claiming a deserved 2-0 victory at home against top-half contenders Bristol City, Russell Martin’s men also draw a line under their worrying six-match winless run. However, while the Swans might have gained a reputation for their inconstancies this season, the one-time MK Dons boss should be excited by a rampant record against their bitter local rivals. In fact, along with landing a 2-0 win when they welcomed Cardiff across south Wales back on October 23rd, it should be noted that Martin’s side have won each of their last three meetings against Cardiff by an aggregate score of 9-0. Likewise, in a contest that tends to produce fireworks, we are expecting what should be another enjoyable affair this weekend.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Cardiff vs Swansea 4/11 for Saturday’s Championship battle @ 888sport
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