Bitesize Prediction: Cardiff vs Swansea – 16/09/23

Bitesize Prediction: Cardiff vs Swansea – 16/09/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 8/11 @ 1xBet

In what promises to be a fiery Welsh derby on Saturday night, Swansea will travel to the Cardiff City Stadium this weekend.

Starting with the hosts, last seen heading into the international break on the wrong end of an action-packed 3-2 loss away at Ipswich, Cardiff are still trying to find some much-needed stability. While the Bluebirds might have snatched a 2-1 win at home against Championship returners Sheffield Wednesday last month, that is the only victory that Erol Bulut’s men have claimed from their opening five second-tier appearances. With their early-season issues highlighted by a worrying 2-1 defeat at home against QPR on August 12th, many around the Cardiff City Stadium are fearing that their side could be set for yet another relegation scrap this season. Only just limping their way over the finish line prior to the summer interval, Bulut will have a continued headache over his side’s glaring issues at the back. Still yet to muster a single clean sheet from any of their first seven appearances across all competitions, it should also be noted that all of those seven showdowns have finished with both teams finding the net.

As for the visitors, while Swansea might have opened the 2023/24 campaign with their sights set on mounting a play-off charge, Michael Duff’s men are in the midst of a Championship nightmare. Coming under a huge amount of scrutiny, the Whites mark their return from the international break sat in the drop zone and in need of a crucial boost. Last seen heading into the fortnight break with a 2-1 loss at home against Bristol City, the Swans have claimed just a pair of points from their opening five Championship appearances. Likewise, crashing out of the EFL Cup on August 29th as they eventually fell to an action-packed 3-2 loss at the hands of Premier League outfit Bournemouth, Saturday’s guests have shown their own extended issues at the back. Including another 3-2 defeat against West Brom last month, Duff’s struggling squad have 11 strikes on their five-match winless run across all competitions. In a contest that famously produces plenty of chances, we are backing both teams to find the net here.

Bet: Both teams to score at Cardiff vs Swansea 8/11 for Saturday’s Championship showdown @ 1xBet

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