Swansea City vs Cardiff City
England - Championship 2021-2022 Oct, 17th 2021.
Closing odds - money line
Match Events - Timeline
26'YELLOW CARDL. Bacuna[Cardiff]
29'GOALJ. Paterson [1 - 0]assist by R. Manning[Swansea]
60'GOALJ. Piroe [2 - 0]assist by J. Paterson[Swansea]
63'YELLOW CARDR. Manning[Swansea]
67'SUBSTITUTIONO. Ntcham IN, K. Smith OUT[Swansea]
68'SUBSTITUTIONJ. Collins IN, L. Bacuna OUT[Cardiff]
74'GOALJ. Bidwell [3 - 0]assist by J. Paterson[Swansea]
80'SUBSTITUTIONR. Colwill IN, C. Brown OUT[Cardiff]
81'SUBSTITUTIONB. Cabango IN, R. Bennett OUT[Swansea]
84'SUBSTITUTIONW. Vaulks IN, J. Ralls OUT[Cardiff]
85'SUBSTITUTIONL. Cullen IN, J. Piroe OUT[Swansea]
90'YELLOW CARDW. Vaulks[Cardiff]
FTFINAL SCORE3 - 0
Swansea vs Cardiff Predictions (from BetzCenter's Experts)
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Low Scoring Derby On the Cards
It's the first Welsh derby of the season in the Championship. It's one with a difference though as both Swansea City and Cardiff City are down at the wrong end of the table. Hosts Swansea are 19th and ahead of 20th placed Cardiff on goal difference. It's a particularly important game for the visitors who are on a poor losing streak.
Swansea have been beaten in the promotion play-offs for the past two seasons. This is their fourth season since being relegated from the Premier League. It's not gone well this time around though and they are only three points above the relegation zone. It's been a struggle all season with only one point from their first three games with defeats inflicted by Blackburn and Stoke.
The first of only two league wins came away at Bristol City but that was followed by four more games without a win. A 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town is their only home league victory of the season. Since then, they have lost 3-1 at Fulham and drawn 0-0 at Derby County.
Home form has seen Swansea win that one game, draw three and be beaten by Stoke. Only two goals have been scored at home this season, both by Joel Piroe, who could be a good anytime goal scorer bet. Just three goals have been conceded, all in the Stoke defeat. Three out of five have ended in a goalless draw, four for the season after the 0-0 draw at Derby. Four out of five home fixtures have had under 2.5 goals scored and that also looks a good bet to place for this game.
Cardiff in Dire Form
Cardiff City come into this derby game against Swansea having lost each of their five league games. It's a bit of a shock after making a strong start. Wins came against Blackpool. Millwall and Nottingham Forest. Only Bristol City were able to beat Cardiff (who narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season).
It's all gone wrong of late though wth five straight league losses and just one goal scored. Heavy losses were sustained against both Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion with nine goals conceded. The other three defeats have all been by a 1-0 scoreline. Swansea don't look capable at present of putting a hatful of goals past Cardiff, as much as they'd like to.A bet on under 2.5 goals therefore again looks an attractive bet to place.Seven of the last eight games between these two clubs have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Cardiff have seven points from their five away league games this season. All those points came in the first three played, with the last two being defeats at Coventry and Blackburn. Aden Flint and Rubin Colwill have both scored two goals in a game for Cardiff on their Championship travels this season.
Both teams start the weekend seven points adrift of the final promotion play-off place. That could be double figures by the time this game starts, a worrying gap indeed. A bet on Swansea winning at home in a game with under 2.5 goals scored is one that could well produce a win.