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Cardiff vs Brighton Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (24/08/21)

Cardiff vs Brighton is a match between two sides that have started the season very well albeit in different leagues. Who will win when they meet? Find out with our Cardiff vs Brighton match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Cardiff vs Brighton: Our predictions

Check out our match predictions for the big game.

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A win for the Premier League team

Cardiff might be in good form with three wins and two draws from their five games so far this season but Brighton is a match too far to keep that unbeaten run going. Brighton have kicked off the campaign with back to back wins; it means the mood will be buzzing. On top of that, their biggest issue in the Premier League is scoring goals with their quality in the build up undeniable. Against a Championship defence, they might find they’ll have a vital split second longer to take their chances.

Cardiff to score at least one goal

Cardiff’s total goals to be over 0.5 might not be the most exciting betting prediction you’ll ever read but we do expect it to come in. Brighton will dominate possession and limit Cardiff to very little in terms of genuine attacks. What they might struggle to cope with is the prowess Cardiff have from set pieces. The Welsh side are well organised from that perspective and have some real threats in the box to capitalise. Remember, we just need them to net one goal.

Connolly to take cup chance and score

Neil Maupay is the in form man at Brighton at the moment but there is a big prospect of him being rested. That would likely see Aaron Connolly come in from the start. His goal record isn’t spectacular but the Young forward has great movement and will get chances. We can see him giving Cardiff a torrid time and with his side likely to dominate the ball, he will have a few chances come his way. Surely, he’ll tuck one away.

The best betting odds for Cardiff vs Brighton

England EFL Cup
Cardiff
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August 24, 2021
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Cardiff vs Brighton

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24/08/21
EFL Cup
Cardiff
Cardiff
0 - 2
Brighton
Brighton
16/04/19
EPL
Brighton
Brighton
0 - 2
Cardiff
Cardiff
10/11/18
EPL
Cardiff
Cardiff
2 - 1
Brighton
Brighton
24/01/17
CHA
Brighton
Brighton
1 - 0
Cardiff
Cardiff
03/12/16
CHA
Cardiff
Cardiff
0 - 0
Brighton
Brighton

Cardiff

Last 5

25/09/21
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Blackburn
Blackburn
5 - 1
Cardiff
Cardiff
18/09/21
CHA
Cardiff
Cardiff
0 - 1
Bournemouth
Bournemouth
15/09/21
CHA
Coventry
Coventry
1 - 0
Cardiff
Cardiff
12/09/21
CHA
Nottm Forest
Nottm Forest
1 - 2
Cardiff
Cardiff
28/08/21
CHA
Cardiff
Cardiff
1 - 2
Bristol City
Bristol City

Brighton

Last 5

27/09/21
EPL
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
1 - 1
Brighton
Brighton
22/09/21
EFL Cup
Brighton
Brighton
2 - 0
Swansea
Swansea
19/09/21
EPL
Brighton
Brighton
2 - 1
Leicester
Leicester
11/09/21
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Brentford
Brentford
0 - 1
Brighton
Brighton
28/08/21
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Brighton
Brighton
0 - 2
Everton
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Cardiff vs Brighton: Premier League Seagulls to be too strong

Cardiff

Cardiff have been in great form this season and are currently unbeaten. Mick McCarthy doesn’t have a great track record of taking cups too seriously though and although they’re facing Premier League opposition he’s likely to make changes. That’s particularly likely to impact the key men such as Aden Flint.

Brighton

Brighton have made a winning start to their campaign and have six points from six. As mentioned. Neil Maupay has been the star of the show but could be rested here. Even if he is, Graham Potter will expect his side to see off a likely dogged Cardiff team.

Pre-match questions for Cardiff vs Brighton

Cardiff vs Brighton Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? The Cardiff City Stadium
  • When is kick off? 7:45 PM GMT
  • Who won the last meeting between these teams? Cardiff