Cardiff City-Swansea City Betting Preview: Expect few goals in the Welsh derby

The first ever top flight meeting between the Bluebirds and the Swans takes place this Sunday, with our tipster backing a tight match in Wales
After Cardiff City gained promotion last season, the majority of fans would have been looking at this date in the fixture list with wide eyes. Malky Mackay's side host Welsh rivals Swansea City at the Cardiff City stadium, with more than just three points at stake.

Cardiff come into this match struggling to find victories. Mackay's men have won just once in their last eight matches, with a last minute winner against Fulham give them a rare three points.

The Bluebirds sit in 16th position in the league, one point above Norwich in 18th, who sit in the final relegation place.

With the two sides drawing last weekend, that put an end to Cardiff's losing run, with Chelsea and Newcastle beating them in the league. BetVictor price the home side at 12/5 (3.40) to take all three points.

Swansea have had an extremely full fixture list to contend with over the opening months of the season.

Michael Laudrup's side have already played 17 matches due to their involvement in the Europa League.

Despite the busy schedule though, they have had a rare week off to prepare for this match, which will put them in good stead for this crunch game.

BetVictor price them as favourites at 13/10 (2.30) to come out on top, with the same firm pricing the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

With both sides in inconsistent form, it's tough to back a winner in this fixture with any certainty. It is worth looking at the both teams to score market though, with the 'NO' bet at 39/40 (1.98) seeming extremely generous.

Both teams were involved in 0-0's last weekend, and with neither side wanting to lose this fixture, expect to see a tight game.

When you also consider this bet would have paid out in six of Swansea's last eight matches, as well as two of Cardiff's last three home games, it's certainly worth backing at a shade under Evens with BetVictor.

Both Teams to Score 'NO' at 39/40 (1.98) 1pts with BetVictor

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