Cardiff and Swansea meet in the top flight for the very first time this weekend and it should be a close one. The ninth-placed visitors are Stan James’s 13/10 favourites, BetVictor consider Malky Mackay’s men to be 5/2 outsiders but it’s Ladbrokes’s 12/5 posted against an inconclusive affair that arguably represents the best value in the match betting.
BetVictor offer 6/1 about it ending one-each, it’s 7/10 via betway for both teams to get on the scoresheet and in a match that might be a touch tense in the early stages, Stan James offer evens about the game’s opening goal arriving after the 27-minute mark.
However, with the inevitably, intense and fiery atmosphere in the stands set to be reflected on the pitch, the eye catching prices are in the disciplinary department. The players on both sides are sure to be fired up so it would be no surprise to see the odd challenge fly in or tempers boiling over.
Punters should therefore consider William Hill’s 2/1 for referee Mike Dean to brandish a red card at some point or alternatively, it’s an alluring 3/1 via Stan James for a penalty to be awarded to either team.
A red card to be shown – 2/1 (William Hill)