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            Swansea vs Cardiff City Prediction & Betting Tips

            The early Saturday kickoff in the Championship this weekend sees Swansea and Cardiff City take on each other in the big Welsh derby. Both sides sit in the mid-table, either looking to close in on Play-off football or the top half of the table.

            Date: 16/03/2024

            Kick-off: 12:30

            Location: Stadium

            The bottom half of the table is tight and the relegation battle is heating up, but the likes of Swansea need the three points this weekend to push them out of reach of the battle. Cardiff, however, aim to reel in the Play-offs.

            Swansea currently sit 15th in the Championship after 37 games. The Swans have 11 wins, ten draws and 16 losses, leaving them on 43 points, four points from the top half of the table.

            The Swans have been average in front of goal this season with 46 goals in 37 games, giving them the average of 1.28 goals a game. Swansea have struggled at the other end of the pitch, conceding 58 goals and keeping just six clean sheets.

            Cardiff sit just above Swansea in tenth in the Championship. In 37 games, Cardiff have 16 wins, five draws and 16 losses which leaves them on 53 points, just five points from Norwich in the last Play-off spot.

            The Bluebirds have been underwhelming in front of goal this season, scoring just 41 goals in 37 games, an average of just 1.14 goals a game. However, Cardiff have been better defensively, conceding 49 goals and keeping 11 clean sheets.

            Swansea and Cardiff have met 75 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1929. The Swans have the better record in the fixture with 33 wins in comparison to Cardiff’s 24 wins, with the other 18 games ending in a draw.

            In the last five games in the fixture there have been four Swansea wins and one Cardiff win, though it should be noted that the Cardiff win came most recently, earlier this season. Also, in the last five games, there have been at least two goals, with over four goals in two of the games.

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            Team News

            Swansea Team News

            Luke Williams will be missing the likes of Harrison Ashby, Liam Walsh and Josh Ginnelly through injury this weekend.

            Cardiff City Team News

            Erol Bulut could be without Jak Alnwick and Mark McGunness this weekend. However, Kion Etete could return this weekend for Cardiff.

            Recent Form

            In their last five games in all competitions, Swansea have two wins, one draw and two losses.

            All three goals in the game against Ipswich came in the first half. Nathan Broadhead opened the scoring for Ipswich but Jerry Yates equalised for Swansea just after the 30 minute mark. However, Conor Chaplin regained the lead for Ipswich just four minutes later to give Ipswich the 2 - 1 win.

            Swansea bounced back next time out against Sunderland. Ronald grabbed a brace for Swansea in the first half to give The Swans the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. Luke O’Nien did get Sunderland on the scoresheet late on but Swansea held on for the 2 - 1 win.

            The Swans picked up another 2 - 0 lead at the halftime whistle, this time against Blackburn Rovers with goals from Joe Allen and Jamie Paterson. Sammie Szmodics scored for Blackburn with 20 minutes to go, but Swansea kept them out for the 2 - 1 win.

            An own goal from Ryan Andrews gave Swansea the lead over Watford. However, a goal from Ryan Porteous drew Watford level early in the second half. Despite having 20 shots, Watford couldn’t find another goal and the game finished in a 1 - 1 draw.

            The last time out for Swansea was against Bristol City. Robert Dickie scored the only goal of the game in the 73rd minute to give Bristol City the 1 - 0 win over Swansea.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Cardiff have four wins and one draw.

            The draw for Cardiff came against Blackburn Rovers. Despite having 60% of the possession, Blackburn could only manage one shot on target. Cardiff had five shots on target in 11 shots, but neither team could find the back of the net as the game finished in a 0 - 0 draw.

            Etete and Karlan Grant both scored to give Cardiff the 2 - 0 lead just after the 30-minute mark. Bae Jun-ho did get Stoke on the scoresheet before halftime, but Cardiff held on for the 2 - 1 win.

            In a big game against Bristol City, neither side could score in the first half. Cardiff had just 40% of the possession and nine shots, but Perry Ng scored the only goal of the game in the 66th minute to give Cardiff the 1 - 0 win.

            It was another 1 - 0 win for Cardiff the next time out, this time against Huddersfield. Famara Diedhiou scored in the 30th minute and Cardiff restricted Huddersfield to just two shots on target to grab the 1 - 0 win and all three points.

            The most recent outing for Cardiff was against Ipswich Town. Kieffer Moore thought he had won the game for Ipswich with his goal in the 79th minute, however, a goal from Ryan Wintle in the 95th minute and a goal from Callum O’Dowda in the 100th minute gave Cardiff the shock 2 - 1 win.

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            Where to watch

            Swansea vs Cardiff City will be broadcasted on Sky Sports Football in the U.K. and can also be followed via radio on BBC Five Live or TalkSport.