Southampton v Cardiff prediction, odds and betting tips 02/12/2023

Southampton
02/12/23 - 15:00

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Cardiff

Southampton - Cardiff

England Championship - St. Mary's Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Southampton and Cardiff lock horns at St. Mary's Stadium in the Championship on Saturday, December 2nd. Southampton can move closer to the top two with a victory over Cardiff this weekend. Read our Championship predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Southampton vs Cardiff

Southampton will be eager to harness home advantage when they take on an inconsistent Cardiff side on Saturday. Read our top Southampton vs Cardiff predictions for this weekend’s fixture. If you’re searching for more of our football predictions and betting tips, we recommend taking a glance at our dedicated page by clicking the link.

Southampton to Win

  • Southampton have won four and drawn one of their last five matches on home soil.
  • Cardiff failed to win three of their last four assignments in the Championship.
  • Southampton are in the midst of a ten-game unbeaten run in the Championship.
  • Cardiff have failed to win six of their nine away tests in the second tier this season.

Both Teams to Score

  • Four of Southampton’s last five home games in the Championship have featured goals at both ends.
  • BTTS has landed in six of Southampton’s last eight Championship fixtures.
  • 78% of Southampton’s league matches this season have produced goals at both ends.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Southampton vs Cardiff

Make sure to view our collection of key stats for Saturday’s game featuring Southampton vs Cardiff below alongside a tool to help you choose the juiciest odds.

Head to Head

27/07/21

Elite Club Friendlies Elite

Cardiff

Cardiff

Southampton

Southampton

0

4

09/02/19

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

08/12/18

England Premier League EPL

Cardiff

Cardiff

Southampton

Southampton

1

0

Last Five - Southampton

28/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Liverpool

Liverpool

Southampton

Southampton

3

0

L

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Southampton

Southampton

2

1

L

16/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Southampton

Southampton

3

1

L

Last Five - Cardiff

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

0

D

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Cardiff

Cardiff

4

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Southampton – Cardiff odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s meeting below.

Southampton odds: 8/15 (1.53) – 65.2%

Draw odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%

Cardiff odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2%

Southampton have been installed as the expected winners on Saturday with a probability of a home win set at 65.2%. Over 2.5 goals meanwhile, could be a worthwhile addition to your slip at 8/11 (1.73). That outcome comes equipped with an implied probability of 57.9%. In the correct score stakes, a 2-1 Southampton victory looks like an option with merit at 13/2 (7.50). The probability of that scoreline landing is currently 13.3%.

Southampton vs Cardiff Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Southampton vs Cardiff lineups and team news for Saturday’s Championship tussle below.

Southampton

Southampton will be without Jack Stephens and Juan Larios are out injured at present. The Saints picked up three points in midweek with a narrow 1-0 triumph over Bristol City at St. Mary's Stadium.

Predicted Lineup for Southampton: Bazunu – Walker-Peters, Harwood-Bells, Bednarek, Manning – Charles, Downes, S. Armstrong – A. Armstrong, Sulemana, Alcaraz

Cardiff

Aaron Ramsey and Callum ODowda are in the treatment room for Cardiff though the visitors have a strong squad elsewhere. The Bluebirds lost 1-0 at home to WBA in their midweek test on Tuesday evening.

Predicted Lineup for Cardiff: Runarsson – Romeo, Goutas, McGuinness, Ng – Siopis, Ralls, Bowler, Robinson, Tanner – Meite

Player to Watch – Kyle Walker-Peters

Former England international Kyle Walker-Peters looks a class above in the Championship and the 26-year-old scored his second goal of the season in midweek when he netted the winner against Cardiff. The flying fullback’s raiding runs could be a feature of Saturday’s contest again.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Southampton

Southampton
4-3-2-1
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
9
Adam Armstrong
gb
4
Flynn Downes
gb
10
Che Adams
gb
21
Taylor Harwood-Bellis
gb
22
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
24
Shea Charles
gb
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
3
Ryan Manning
ie
Substitutes
7
Joe Aribo
ng
23
Samuel Edozie
gb
33
Tyler Dibling
gb
6
Mason Holgate
gb
27
Samuel Amo-Ameyaw
gb
18
Sekou Mara
fr
13
Joe Lumley
gb
26
Ryan Fraser
gb
14
James Bree
gb

Cardiff

Cardiff
4-2-3-1
16
Karlan Grant
gb
23
Manolis Siopis
gr
13
Runar Runarsson
is
47
Callum Robinson
ie
4
Dimitris Goutas
gr
14
Josh Bowler
gb
17
Jamilu Collins
ng
38
Perry Ng
gb
5
Mark McGuinness
ie
22
Yakou Meite
fr
6
Ryan Wintle
gb
Substitutes
24
Jonathan Panzo
gb
18
Ebou Adams
gm
21
Jak Alnwick
gb
8
Joe Ralls
gb
32
Ollie Tanner
gb
27
Rubin Colwill
gb
9
Kion Etete
gb
2
Mahlon Romeo
ag
12
Ike Ugbo
ca

Southampton v Cardiff prediction


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