Swansea City vs Cardiff City Betting Tip Draw & BTTS – 17 October 2021

South Wales derby to end all square

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Swansea City vs Cardiff City
17th October 1200hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 0931 GMT, Saturday 16 October

Fierce rivals Swansea City and Cardiff City lock horns this Sunday in a mouth-watering South Wales derby. With both teams struggling at the wrong end of the EFL Championship table, this tasty derby could be extra spicy at the weekend. The Swans have mustered up just two Championship wins all season, while the Bluebirds have lost five league games in a row. Who will take the South Wales bragging rights? Read on the for the best tips and latest odds in our in-depth betting preview.

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Swansea City Preview – Will the Swans make the most of home advantage?

Russell Martin had had a tough time in South Wales so far. The former MK Dons boss has guided Swansea City to just two wins from their opening 11 Championship matches. Swansea have drawn five and lost four of the other nine.

Martin’s men picked up a much-needed win in their last home game, with a first-half Joel Piroe goal giving the Swans a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the Swansea.com Stadium. They have taken just one point from two away matches since, though, losing at Fulham and drawing at Derby County.

Our betting prediction:
Draw at half time

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(odds taken 0933 GMT, Saturday 16 October)

Swansea’s win over Huddersfield last month remains their first home league victory of the season. Can they follow it up with three points against their bitter rivals on Sunday?

Cardiff City Preview – Can the Bluebirds avoid a sixth successive defeat?

Mick McCarthy’s Cardiff City started their season well, winning two and drawing two of their opening four in the Championship. After coming from behind to beat Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in mid-September, the Bluebirds were just a point away from the play-offs.

Cardiff have been in miserable form since, losing five in a row in the Championship to drop down to 20th place. The club from the Welsh capital are now only three points above the drop zone. Mick’s men are on a worrying run of results, losing seven of their past eight in all competition.

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Cardiff would love to take all three points at the home of their rivals, but a point would stop the rot and lift the spirits in the Welsh capital. Defeat could be curtains for McCarthy, however.


Swansea City vs Cardiff City Betting Advice

Incredibly, in the history of this fixture, no side has ever done the league double. Last season, Swansea picked up a comfortable 2-0 win at the Cardiff City Stadium, with Jamal Lowe netting both goals. Cardiff avenged the defeat in Swansea a few months later, as Aden Flint’s early header gave the Bluebirds the points. The Swans just have the edge in overall meetings.


Key Facts – Swansea City vs Cardiff City Betting Tip

  • Cardiff nicked a 1-0 win in this fixture last season
  • The Swans have picked up just two league wins this term
  • The Bluebirds have lost five Championship games on the spin


Both teams head into this one in poor form. Swansea have struggled for wins this season, while Cardiff have taken zero points from their last five matches. This really is a must-not-lose game for both teams, so put your money on the draw and both teams to score at 7/2.

Dutch forward Joel Piroe has made a real impact in South Wales since joining in the summer. The 22-year-old has scored six times for the Swans, with five of those coming in Championship action. Piroe is the bookies’ favourite at 2/1 to score anytime in this one.


The best betting odds for Swansea City vs Cardiff City

Swansea City to win: 7/5 at Bet365
Draw: 11/5 at Bet365
Cardiff City to win: 21/10 at Bet365