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Swansea City vs Cardiff City Predictions, Tips and Odds: South Wales Derby Clash

Swansea City vs Cardiff City Championship Predictions: Tips and Odds

Fierce rivals Swansea and Cardiff go head-to-head in a South Wales derby in the Championship this weekend. 

Swansea vs Cardiff predictions

Swansea vs Cardiff: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 1/1 with Betfair
Correct Score Swansea 0-1 Cardiff 10/1 with Boylesports
First Goalscorer Perry Ng 35/1 with Paddy Power

The stats behind our Swansea vs Cardiff predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in just one of the last 13 meetings between these sides across all competitions.
  • Swansea have lost four of their last five home matches.
  • Cardiff are enjoying a five-game unbeaten streak and a four-game winning run.
  • Despite playing as a right-back, Perry Ng is Cardiff’s top scorer this season with six league goals.

Can Swansea scupper their rivals’ promotion hopes?

A South Wales derby is never a tame affair, but with Cardiff coming to town in red-hot form and quickly closing down the Championship playoff spots, Swansea will be desperate to halt their progress.

The Bluebirds have won their last four in a run that’s lifted them to 11th in the table and just five points adrift of the final playoff spot after looking out of contention just over a month ago. What’s more, they’ll head to the Stadium with even more confidence after beating their rivals 2-0 on home soil back in September.

That said, Cardiff haven’t won back-to-back games in this fixture since November 2013 and although the Swans are 10 points behind their rivals and merely playing for places, their supporters would love nothing more than to pull the rug out from underneath the increasingly steady feet of their nearest and least dearest.

Swansea vs Cardiff match tip

Cardiff to win by one goal @ 9/2 with Bet365

Cardiff have won their last four Championship games by a single-goal margin.

Swansea vs Cardiff odds


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Home advantage has made Swansea the favourites in the eyes of bookmakers, but Cardiff’s strong form and win in this fixture earlier this season may well swing things back their way.

Swansea vs Cardiff team news

Swansea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Harrison Ashby, Josh Ginnelly, Liam Walsh

The Swans will be without Harrison Ashby, Josh Ginnelly and Liam Walsh for this derby clash.

Top Scorer: Jerry Yates (7)

Card Magnet: Josh Tymon (9)

Assist Ace: Matt Grimes, Josh Tymon (5)

Cardiff team news

In  Out Doubtful
Mark McGuinness Aaron Ramsey, Kion Etete, Jak Alnwick

Cardiff are without Mark McGuinness, but will hope to welcome Aaron Ramsey back after the midfielder was a surprise inclusion in Rob Page’s Wales squad.

Top Scorer: Perry Ng (6)

Card Magnet: Perry Ng (9)

Assist Ace: Joe Ralls (7)

How to watch Swansea vs Cardiff Live

The South Wales derby between Swansea and Cardiff will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, kicking off at 12:30pm (UK time) on Saturday.

Swansea vs Cardiff head-to-head

  • 16/09/23 – Cardiff 2-0 Swansea – Championship
  • 01/04/23 – Cardiff 2-3 Swansea – Championship
  • 23/10/22 – Swansea 2-0 Cardiff – Championship
  • 02/04/22 – Cardiff 0-4 Swansea – Championship
  • 17/10/21 – Swansea 3-0 Cardiff – Championship

Cardiff won the previous meeting between these sides earlier this season, but it’s Swansea who have generally enjoyed supremacy over their rivals in recent times.

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