Cardiff City and Brighton & Hove Albion meet at Cardiff City Stadium, in a match for the 12 th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 win and 2 draws in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 12-03-2016, in a match for the Championship which ended in a draw by (0-0). Despite being a match between 18 th and 12 th of the table, it is actually a match between the 15 th best team in home matches and the 15 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 18 th position of the league, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Liverpool, by (4-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Leicester City, by (0-1). This is a team that usually plays better at home, where they have won 4 points, against only 1 out of their away matches. For the league, Cardiff City won 4 points out of 18 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 6 home matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. This is a team that has presented difficulties in opening the scoring and who only managed to score the first goal once in the last 11 games for the Premier League. In 11 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 8 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Cardiff enter this unmotivated round, after a homemade snub, by 0-1, at the reception to Leicester. It is important to underline that the locals are going through a very complicated phase and register 8 defeats in the last 10 matches. One of the weaknesses of the home team is the inability that shows when finalizing the chances of goal created, being that most of the time it fails to give a good response. We believe the home team will play in a 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced pieces will be Bobby Reid and Paterson. The Cardiff coach will not be able to count on Harry Arter, suspended, besides Richards, Peltier and Mendez-Laing, for being injured.
Brighton & Hove Albion:
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Everton, by (3-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 4 points in away matches and 10 at their stadium, with 4 goals scored and 10 conceded at home, against 8 goals scored and 6 conceded at home. For the league, Brighton & Hove Albion won 4 points out of 18 possible points, after 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 6 matches as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 19 of the last 25 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and never got the comeback.
The Brighton & Hove Albion enters this unmotivated day, after a foreign snub, by 3-1, in the displacement to the terrain of Everton: Dunk marked the only goal of the team. But before this game the visitors went through a positive moment, with three consecutive victories. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, favoring fast transitions, mainly through the wings. Glenn Murray is the best score of Brighton, with 6 goals scored. The visiting coach should not be able to count on Propper, due to being injured.
PREDICTION: 1X @ 1.40