Brighton vs Cardiff predictions and betting tips for the Premier League fixture on Tuesday 16th April. This is a huge relegation six pointer which could either pretty much finish off the relegation battle or blow it wide open.
Cardiff must win this game or will be staring relegation right in the face.
Brighton are hoping to bounce back from being thrashed 5-0 by Bournemouth at the weekend.
This game is a big six-pointer between 17th and 18th in the Premier League.
This season’s relegation battle in the Premier League has been full of twists and controversy. The bulk of this controversy has surrounded Cardiff and manager Neil Warnock. After being understandably frustrated with officials in their loss to Chelsea a couple weeks back, Cardiff found themselves in the middle of things after a decision to award them a penalty against Burnley on Saturday was overturned, leaving Warnock furious with officials yet again. Without poor refereeing decisions, Cardiff could be a lot closer to that safety line. This is a must win game for the Bluebirds. Lose and they will be all but relegated.
Brighton suffered their heaviest defeat in the Premier League on Saturday against their south coast rivals Bournemouth. The 5-0 home defeat was made worse as winger Anthony Knockaert was sent off for a professional foul mid way through the second half. If Brighton are to win here, they will be eight points clear or Cardiff who currently occupy 18th place with a game in hand.
This is a must win game for both sides and we’re predicting Brighton to just about get the three points to secure their Premier League survival.
Brighton to win – Evens
Draw – 11/5
Cardiff to win – 3/1
As this is a must win game for both sides, there will be a lot of nerves during play on the south coast. As I mentioned above, Anthony Knockaert will be suspended for this game, which is a huge blow for Brighton. The Seagulls have been poor as of recent, failing to score in their last four games in all competitions.
Cardiff have also been in poor form with finding goals as they have only scored once in their last three league games. With this being their biggest game of the season, they will be hoping to find some sort of form in front of goal.
Usually I would do a goal scorer bet, but because of each team’s poor form I find it tough to single out a certain player. Therefore my betting tip for this one is under 1.5 goals, which you can get at 15/8 with Betfair. If you open a Betfair account you get their £100 sign-up offer.
There really isn’t too much to separate these two teams going into this massive fixture. As I stated earlier I feel this will be a close game with few goals. When two teams are so close in terms of quality, home advantage can be a huge factor. The reverse fixture back in November of last year ended up in a 2-1 victory to the welsh side with a 90th minute winner from Sol Bamba. Unfortunately the centre back is out for the season and will not be around to save the team from Wales this time.
Taking everything into account, I feel Brighton will edge this game by a single goal. I am predicting a 1-0 win for Brighton to complete my Brighton vs Cardiff predictions, which you can get at 11/2 with Betfred – join Betfred and get a £30 free bet after you bet £10.
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? "The players understand how big the rest of the campaign is.
"Last season we secured our status with two games to go – this is not unfamiliar territory.
— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) April 15, 2019
“I thought the lads were super, especially in the second half. Our fans were also fantastic.
“Now we’ve got to overcome this disappointment and prepare for @OfficialBHAFC.”
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) April 13, 2019