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Cardiff vs Swansea: Honours to be even in Welsh derby

Kick-off: 1200, 12/01/2020

Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Swansea have a good away record in the Championship, only losing two of 12 league games on the road, and can pick up another positive result at Cardiff.

The Bluebirds are unbeaten in five home matches, though, and tend to hold their own when entertaining teams above them in the table, drawing four of five such fixtures.

We reckon 23/10 for a Welsh derby stalemate is the way to go with our opening Cardiff vs Swansea prediction.

A Look At Cardiff City’s Betting Odds

Admittedly, Cardiff are coming off a couple of disappointing displays, going down 6-1 at QPR in the league before only drawing 2-2 with Carlisle here in the FA Cup.

However, Neil Harris did give his side credit for a second-half fightback on Saturday, in front of less than 6,000 fans.

“I’m split on how I feel,” said the manager. “Two down but still in the draw, so I’m pleased with some individual performances, but I think we should’ve won the game.”

The Bluebirds have generally been solid at this venue of late, beating Stoke and Barnsley here, before sharing the spoils with Preston and Millwall.

Both teams have scored in six of their last seven Championship fixtures, while the same applies to seven of Swansea’s last eight away games.

Looking at the Cardiff vs Swansea odds, that supports backing a score draw at 31/10.

A Look At Swansea City’s Betting Odds

Swansea boss Steve Cooper accused his players of a lack of effort after their 5-1 drubbing at QPR in the FA Cup.

He said: “If you’re not going to do the basics right and not going to work hard enough, then you won’t be winning any game of football.

“I’m disappointed and frustrated by the performance of my team. I’m fuming. I can accept getting beaten, but I can’t accept not trying and not giving your all.”

Cooper did make 10 changes for that trip to Loftus Road, though, and will be hoping for a positive response from his regular starters.

The Swans have only lost one of their last six Championship games – and that was when visiting third-placed Brentford.

They are four points and six places above Cardiff in sixth, although home advantage may help to even things up.

Let’s finish off our Cardiff vs Swansea betting tips by taking 12/1 for a 2-2 draw in the capital.

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Last result:

CARDIFF 2-2 Carlisle – Callum Paterson, Gavin Whyte

QPR 5-1 SWANSEA – George Byers

Head-to-head: Swansea 1-0 Cardiff

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