Cardiff vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (Cardiff).
Cardiff City and Southampton meet each other in a relegation six-pointer on Saturday afternoon at Cardiff City Stadium. Both sides will enter the game in low spirits following respective 3-1 defeats to West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in mid-week round.
The Bluebirds are in a somewhat better position being two points ahead of Southampton who are in the red zone after 15 rounds of the campaign. The Welsh outfit will rely on a decent streak in home matches as they won three of past four Premier League ties in front of their fans. They did well to hold the Hammers in the first half on Tuesday night in London. They even had a chance to take the lead 10 minutes before the break when Joe Ralls missed the penalty-kick. West Ham’s substitute Lucas Perez punished it in the cruellest of fashions bagging an early second-half brace to open up the way for a 3-1 victory for Manuel Pellegrini’s squad.
Cardiff vs Southampton: Head-to-head
Cardiff did well in the history of home outings against the Saints.
The Bluebirds won five and lost just one of six head to head encounters with the Saints on the home patch.
We have to mention it’s been four years since these two sides last locked horns.
Cardiff vs Southampton: Prediction
Southampton are winless in last nine games in all competitions. Such a dreadful thread caused the managerial change as the board appointed the former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl as the new head coach. The Austrian manager will make his debut at Cardiff City Stadium which is why we’d advise you to be careful with the stakes here as a positive shock could be possible for the visitors.
We will still back the hosts not to lose at more than attractive 1.55 odds knowing they’ve dominated this match-up on the home ground. Furthermore, Neil Warnock’s men won three of past four home ties in the league and they will be up against the outfit which lost six of eight away fixtures so far in the competition.
Cardiff vs Southampton: Bet Tips
Cardiff or Draw @ 1.55 (11/20)
Cardiff to win @ 2.80 (14/5).