Cardiff vs Brighton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 10th November 2018
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Saturday’s Premier League kick-off with Cardiff taking on Brighton, a fixture that marks the first ever top-flight meeting between the two sides.
Cardiff has lost their last two consecutive matches in the hands of Liverpool and Leicester. This may affect their morale as they come into this home fixture. Of late, they have been displaying their worst performance and this has landed them on the relegation zone.
They have lost 5 of the last 6 home matches and this Saturday match may add to this statistics. Unless they have up their game to measure up with the strength of the visitors, they will be in for yet another beating at home.
Joe Ralls will be returning from suspension and should replace Harry Arter in midfield. Nathenial Mendez-Laing, Lee Peltier and Jazz Richards remain to be the injury concerns for Cardiff.
Brighton winning streak was cut short last weekend at the Goodison Park last weekend by a 3-1 loss to Everton. This was devastating and thus Hughton’s men will be aiming to bounce back to their winning ways.
Even if it may be seen that Brighton in enjoying a great start of the season, they do not have a good away record. They have only won one in their last 6 outings. This fixture may also turn to be a hard endeavor for them.
Unfortunately, Alireza Jahanbakhsh sustained a thigh knock at Everton last week and may miss this away matchup. Moreover, there are no new injury concerns for Chris Hughton. Therefore, he may resist the temptation to make wholesale changes to his starting XI.
Cardiff vs Brighton: Head-to-Head
- The last meeting, a Championship League matchup, ended with Brighton clinching a 1-0 wins at home.
- In the last 5 meetings, both teams have won once with the other 3 meetings ending in a draw.
- Most of the h2h meetings have ended with under 2.5 goals.
Cardiff vs Brighton: Prediction
This game will be a huge chance for the visitors to bounce back to their winning ways. However, the two sides may be out to put each other down since they have not met in any top-tier matchup. This is one of the interesting matchups for the weekend and everyone will be keen to see who takes the 3 points. The visitors remain the favorites to win but we should be sure that there would be no more than 2.5 goals.
Cardiff vs Brighton: Betting Tip
Under 2.5 goals @ 3/5 (1.60)