Brighton vs Cardiff City – England Championship Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
On the 30th of December, the league leaders from the Sky Bet Championship, Brighton, prepare to host a team which finds itself in the 19th place, Cardiff. On paper, this seems like a very unbalanced duel, with the hosts being clear favorites for victory. Is that really all this game has installed for us, or can Cardiff actually provide an upset?
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Cardiff City – 30/12/2016
FT Result: Brighton 1.57 or 4/7 Draw 4.20 or 16/5 Cardiff 6.50 or 11/2
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.05 or 21/20 Under 1.75 or 3/4
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.10 or 11/10 No 1.66 or 4/6
There are a few things in the advantage of the away side, so we’ll start with those. The clearest one is the head-to-head record, where they haven’t lost against Brighton in the past 6 games in the league – 5 of which were draws. Although they just sit 19th, their current form isn’t the worst in the league, only losing one of their last 5 games. Overall, it’s clear for us that Cardiff is not a bad team, and the value of their players is clearly better than the 19th spot they currently find themselves in.
Sadly for them, they come up against the best team in the league at the moment. Brighton sit 1st, are undefeated since late September and are in great form, winning 4 of their last 5 games. Their home form is also great – only conceding 2 goals in their previous 7 games and 6 overall this season, while scoring 25. It’s safe to say that they are currently looking like champions – playing direct, clear football and winning games without much hassle.
Brighton vs Cardiff Betting Tips
From that point of view, a home win is clearly a good idea of a bet. The odds are also good, around 1,60, and should be taken advantage of as soon as possible, since it’s one of the better ideas of the day. Also, a high-odd bet is Brighton to win and over 2,5 goals, since we believe that Cardiff will also score in this game like they’ve done in their previous 5 away games. If all this seems forced, just go for the home win.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 2.20 or 6/5 with 138
Brighton Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.35 or 27/20 with 138