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Swansea vs Cardiff: Hosts to shade tight derby battle

Kick-off: 1200, 17/10/2021

Stadium: Swansea.com Stadium

TV: Sky Sports Main Event

Swansea and Cardiff have one of the fiercest rivalries in British football and there is always plenty riding on this South Wales derby.

There is even more pressure this time around, with both sides hovering perilously just above the Championship drop-zone.

Home advantage could give the Swans the edge in this battle of two struggling sides, though, and 29/20 for them to prevail is our first Swansea vs Cardiff prediction.

A Look At Swansea City’s Betting Odds

Only one side has drawn more games than Swansea this term and this grudge match would be the perfect place for Russell Martin’s side to start picking up more victories.

They have only won two games all season and, having secured all three points just once in their last seven, it is easy to see why the Swans are languishing in the bottom half of the division.

Both victories this term have come by a solitary goal to nil and, while it is encouraging that they have kept six clean sheets, Swansea are one of the lowest-scoring sides in the league.

Only two of the last eight head-to-head contests have seen more than one goal scored, so we are tempted by the 6/4 for under 1.5 goals from the Swansea vs Cardiff odds.

A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds

The Bluebirds took eight points from their first four games but have enjoyed just one further victory, against struggling Nottingham Forest, as they have lost six of their last seven in the league.

Mick McCarthy’s side have slipped down to 20th in the table and have the joint-second worst defence in the division, having been put to the sword by both Blackburn and West Brom in recent weeks.

Cardiff have also scored only one goal in their last five, losing to nil on four occasions.

It is obviously worrying that the Bluebirds’ leading scorer plays at the heart of defence and that, away from set-plays, their attacking outlets appear limited.

With all this in mind, it makes sense to wrap up our Swansea vs Cardiff betting tips by taking 5/2 for the hosts to win and keep a seventh clean sheet of the season.

Additional stats

Last result:

Derby 0-0 SWANSEA

CARDIFF 0-1 Reading

Head-to-head: Swansea 0-1 Cardiff, Cardiff 0-2 Swansea, Cardiff 0-0 Swansea, Swansea 1-0 Cardiff, Cardiff 0-3 Swansea

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