For our Cardiff vs. Swansea prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.
It's South Wales derby day in the Championship this weekend as Cardiff City host Swansea City at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff City have had a pretty poor season by all accounts as they enter this campaign in 21st position in the league and only three points clear of the relegation zone.
They enter this game amidst a mediocre run of form having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches in the league, the most recent of which was a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.
Their record at home has, in fairness, been pretty decent of late with The Bluebirds winning two and drawing one of their last three matches on home soil.
Equally, they've conceded just one goal in those three games so they can be encouraged by the resolve they've showed on their own turf ahead of this one.
It's a nail biting time at present for Cardiff fans as the cushion between themselves and the relegation zone is thin. Their fate is still in their own hands but they need to continue to pick up results and leaning into their home form is a must. This is a perfectly winnable game and one they cannot afford to lose.
Swansea City currently sit 16th in the Championship with twelve wins, ten draws and sixteen losses from thirty-eight games this season.
The Swans, like their opponents, have had a poor season this time around and their fans are likely hoping for its conclusion with their side having offered little in terms of optimism or entertainment.
They enter this game amidst a fairly poor run of form having won one, drawn one and lost three of their last five matches.
They did, though, win their most recent game in a 2-0 win at home to Bristol City courtesy of goals by Liam Cullen and Oliver Ntcham.
Their form away from home has been abysmal in recent weeks, however, having failed to win any of their last five on the road while losing their last four on the bounce.
They've also scored just two goals in their last five road games while conceding eight.
They can at least be encouraged by their extremely favourable head-to-head record with their fierce rivals that's seen them win their last three meetings on the bounce against Cardiff by an aggregate scoreline of 9-0, the most recent of which was a 2-0 win back in October.
This one does look as though it'll be markedly more difficult, however, with The Swans struggling mightily on the road. It'll likely be competitive, but we think this one favours the home side.