Cardiff vs Southampton betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Cardiff vs Southampton prediction: Cardiff 2-1 Southampton

Southampton will be hoping to make a fast start under the new management of Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Cardiff boast a respectable home record this season, however. The Bluebirds have won three and drawn one of their eight matches at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Fulham are the only side to have conceded more away goals than Southampton. The Saints have let in at least three goals in each of their last three matches on the road.

Cardiff vs Southampton: Who will win?

Despite being the away side and wildly out of form, Southampton are 31/20 favourites to win on Saturday. Cardiff are 9/5 to win while the draw is 11/5.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Cardiff’s last 7 home games. Back over 2.5 goals at 6/5. Both teams to score is 10/11.

Charlie Austin will be hoping to kick on following his first goal of the campaign. The striker is 11/2 to open the scoring and 15/8 to score anytime.

Cardiff vs Southampton Premier League match preview

Southampton travel to Wales for their Premier League clash against Cardiff on Saturday.

The two teams are separated by just two points prior to kick off.

Cardiff lie 16th in the table, two points above the relegation zone. Neil Warnock’s side lost 3-1 at West Ham in midweek. Josh Murphy scored a late consolation goal for the Bluebirds.

Cardiff have alternated between winning and losing for five consecutive games, a potentially good omen for Saturday.

The two sides have only ever met twice in the competition. Cardiff were 1-0 winners in their most recent Premier League meeting in 2014.

Southampton’s new manager

Southampton remain 18th following their 3-1 defeat to Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday.

Although comfortably beaten, they were much improved late on the in the game and rewarded when Charlie Austin netted in stoppage time.

Former RB Leipzig boss Hasenhuttl was in the stands for the match but Saturday will be his first game in charge of the Saints.

Southampton have failed to win any of their last 11 matches, but could benefit from the excitement that a new manager brings.

Cardiff team news vs Southampton

Kenneth Zohore is stepping up his recovery from injury but won’t be fit for the weekend, so Callum Paterson will keep his place up front.

Greg Cunningham is another not far away from a return but Saturday’s game will come too soon for him.

Jazz Richards remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Southampton team news vs Cardiff

Hasenhuttl did not give any specific player updates in his pre-match press conference, but the club are hopeful that Danny Ings (hamstring) and Ryan Bertrand (back) could recover in time for Saturday.

The German’s preferred formation is a 4-4-2, but Southampton are likely to play a 4-3-3 at the weekend.

Mario Lemina returns after missing out on Wednesday through suspension.

Youngster Michael Obafemi remains a doubt with a hamstring injury.

Charlie Austin’s first goal of the campaign should see him start up front once again.

Jannik Vestergaard could come back into the starting eleven after being dropped in midweek. The experienced Steven Davis will be hoping to keep his place in midfield but faces competition from Stuart Armstrong.

Shane Long remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

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Predicted Cardiff XI vs Southampton

Predicted Cardiff XI vs Southampton

Southampton predicted line-up vs Cardiff

Predicted Southampton XI vs Cardiff

Predicted Southampton XI vs Cardiff

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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