This a crucial game for both teams and both come into it in good form having not lost any of their last 5 matches. Brighton can move level on points with leaders Hull with victory here which would be some achievement given they looked in danger of plummeting down the table only a month ago when they went 8 matches without a win.
Cardiff have by no means given up on playing in the Premier League next season either but have tended to fair better on the road in recent weeks. Their last two home games have resulted in disappointing draws against struggling Rotherham and MK Dons. They were also held to a 0-0 draw at bottom club Charlton last weekend but would move to within 2 points of the top six with victory here.
Reason for Betting Tips
Neither side will want to see their unbeaten run end here and both teams will respect each other’s qualities. Cardiff come into this on the back of two 0-0 draws while Brighton were also involved in a goalless match at Hull in midweek. Both teams have scored in only 2 of the last 11 games involving the Seagulls so backing ‘No’ in the ‘Both Teams to Score’ market at 8/11 looks a sensible idea.
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7 of the last 9 meetings between the clubs have finished all square with Brighton winning the other two. You have to go back to 2005 for Cardiff’s last win against the Seagulls.
Only 33% of Cardiff’s home games have had over 2.5 goals this season and only 40% of Brighton’s away matches. The Bluebirds have kept clean sheets in 47% of their matches at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff: Sammy Ameobi is suspended for Cardiff so Russell Slade must decide how to fill that striking void with numerous options available.
Brighton: The Seagulls will check on the fitness of on-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson, who is suffering from a groin injury but Liam Rosenior could return after a recovering from a knee injury.
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- 30 Jul