Cardiff City vs Brighton - Bet on Seagulls to edge past Bluebirds

Back Glenn Murray to lead the visitors to victory in Wales
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Brighton tipped to heap more misery on Cardiff City with vital away win (Getty Images)

Cardiff City vs Brighton Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Brighton will travel to the Cardiff City Stadium for a Premier League clash against Cardiff City on Saturday. The visitors have been in good form lately and look set to secure a win in Wales.

Cardiff City FC


The Bluebirds are coming off a defeat in their previous Premier League fixture as they were beaten by Leicester City. It was a disappointing performance from the Welsh club as they fell 1-0 to the Foxes.

Neil Warnock's team have had a torrid campaign so far having claimed just one win in 11 matches. They have suffered eight defeats in that run and are second from bottom on the table with just five points.

Cardiff have struggled for goals this season leading to right back Callum Paterson being converted to a striker. The 24-year-old has scored two goals since he started playing up front and should continue in attack alongside Bobby Reid and Josh Murphy.

Neil Warnock's men have struggled on their return to the Premier League (Getty Images)

Brighton & Hove Albion FC 


The Seagulls failed to make it four wins from as many matches as they were beaten 3-1 by Everton last time out. Lewis Dunk got their only goal in the 33rd minute as they struggled to cope with the superior firepower of the Toffees.

Prior to the defeat at Goodison Park, Chris Hughton's men were having a decent campaign as they had won their last three matches. They are 12th on the table with 14 points, just two behind Leicester City in 10th position.

Glenn Murray has been brilliant for Brighton this season having scored six goals in 11 matches so far. The 35-year-old is expected to lead the line on Saturday as he looks continue his good form this term.

Head-to-Head 


There have been 29 previous matches involving Cardiff City and Brighton with the Welsh club leading the head-to-head by 10 wins to six. Recent meetings have been much closer with each team claiming one win apiece in their last six fixtures.

Both teams faced each other twice in the Championship during the 2016-17 season with Brighton emerging unbeaten in both matches. They played out a goalless draw in Cardiff before earning a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture at the American Express Stadium.

Match-Up 


Paterson will be the man to watch for Cardiff on Saturday as he continues his spell as in attack. The 24-year-old is still coming to terms with his new position and could be in for a rough time against Lewis Dunk and Shame Duffy.

Brighton will look to Murray to provide the goals at the Cardiff City Stadium. The 35-year-old has scored six times in 11 matches and will be confident of getting past the Cardiff backline that has been breached 24 times already this season.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray is in good goal scoring form (Getty Images)

Key Statistics


  • Cardiff City have lost 8 of their last 11 matches (Premier League).
  • Cardiff City have lost 4 of their last 6 home matches (Premier League).
  • Brighton have won 3 of their last 5 matches (Premier League).
  • Brighton’s Glenn Murray has scored 6 goals in his last 11 matches (Premier League).

Verdict


Brighton have shown some good form in recent matches and should edge this one. They should secure the win on Saturday with Glen Murray expected to get on the score sheet.

Best Bet: Brighton Win @ 3.00 - 5 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Glenn Murray @ 3.00 – 2 Units
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Eric Smith 08 November 2018

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