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Championship | Gameweek 19
Dec 2, 2023 at 3pm UK
St. Mary's Stadium
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Southampton
2 - 0
Cardiff
Armstrong (11', 15')
Downes (25')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Colwill (72')
The Match
Preview
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Southampton and Cardiff City, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Form, Standings, Stats

Last Game: Southampton 1-0 Bristol City
Wednesday, November 29 at 7.45pm in Championship
Last Game: Cardiff 0-1 West Brom
Tuesday, November 28 at 7.45pm in Championship

We said: Southampton 2-1 Cardiff City

Bulut will have his side motivated to hit back from their controversial defeat to West Brom earlier this week and we expect them to push Southampton all the way. Nevertheless, the Saints look like a team who can still be a factor in the automatic promotion race and we are backing another home victory here. Read more.

Data Analysis

Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats up until an hour before kickoff, suggested the most likely outcome of this match was a Southampton win with a probability of 48.29%. A win for Cardiff City had a probability of 27.25% and a draw had a probability of 24.5%.

The most likely scoreline for a Southampton win was 1-0 with a probability of 9.88%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome were 2-1 (9.47%) and 2-0 (8.1%). The likeliest Cardiff City win was 0-1 (7.05%), while for a drawn scoreline it was 1-1 (11.55%). The actual scoreline of 2-0 was predicted with an 8.1% likelihood. Our team at Sports Mole and our data analysis both correctly predicted that Southampton would win this match.

Result
SouthamptonDrawCardiff City
48.29% (0.0030000000000001 0) 24.46% (-0.015000000000001 -0.02) 27.25% (0.012 0.01)
Both teams to score 55.56% (0.052 0.05)
Goals
Over 2.5Under 2.5
53.26% (0.064999999999998 0.06)46.75% (-0.067 -0.07)
Over 3.5Under 3.5
30.99% (0.059999999999999 0.06)69.01% (-0.063000000000002 -0.06)
Southampton Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
80.58% (0.025999999999996 0.03)19.43% (-0.027999999999999 -0.03)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
48.75% (0.045000000000002 0.05)51.25% (-0.045999999999999 -0.05)
Cardiff City Goals
Over 0.5Under 0.5
68.96% (0.041999999999987 0.04)31.04% (-0.042999999999999 -0.04)
Over 1.5Under 1.5
32.64% (0.048000000000002 0.05)67.36% (-0.049999999999997 -0.05)
Score Analysis
    Southampton 48.29%
    Cardiff City 27.25%
    Draw 24.45%
SouthamptonDrawCardiff City
1-0 @ 9.88% (-0.019 -0.02)
2-1 @ 9.47% (0.0010000000000012 0)
2-0 @ 8.1% (-0.0090000000000003 -0.01)
3-1 @ 5.17% (0.0049999999999999 0)
3-0 @ 4.42% (-0.0010000000000003 -0)
3-2 @ 3.03% (0.0069999999999997 0.01)
4-1 @ 2.12% (0.004 0)
4-0 @ 1.81% (0.002 0)
4-2 @ 1.24% (0.004 0)
Other @ 3.06%
Total : 48.29%
1-1 @ 11.55% (-0.0099999999999998 -0.01)
0-0 @ 6.03% (-0.016999999999999 -0.02)
2-2 @ 5.54% (0.0069999999999997 0.01)
3-3 @ 1.18% (0.004 0)
Other @ 0.15%
Total : 24.45%
0-1 @ 7.05% (-0.011 -0.01)
1-2 @ 6.76% (0.0030000000000001 0)
0-2 @ 4.13% (-0.0019999999999998 -0)
1-3 @ 2.64% (0.004 0)
2-3 @ 2.16% (0.0060000000000002 0.01)
0-3 @ 1.61% (0.002 0)
Other @ 2.9%
Total : 27.25%

How you voted: Southampton vs Cardiff

Southampton
75.0%
Draw
10.7%
Cardiff City
14.3%
28
Head to Head
Jul 27, 2021 7pm
Pre-season Friendlies
Cardiff
0-4
Southampton
Walcott (37'), Djenepo (66'), Adams (73', 84')
Feb 9, 2019 3pm
Gameweek 26
Southampton
1-2
Cardiff
Stephens (91')
Ward-Prowse (45'), Redmond (89'), Romeu (90')
Bamba (69'), Zohore (93')
Gunnarsson (61'), Bamba (70'), Zohore (90')
Dec 8, 2018 3pm
Gameweek 16
Cardiff
1-0
Southampton
Paterson (74')
Morrison (19'), Bennett (66')

Valery (28'), Romeu (74')
rhs 2.0
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1Leicester CityLeicester34253670294178
2Leeds UnitedLeeds34226664273772
3Ipswich TownIpswich34219468452372
4Southampton34207765422367
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom341681049321756
6Hull City34167115043755
7Norwich CityNorwich34157125951852
8Preston North EndPreston34157124752-552
9Coventry CityCoventry341312951401151
10Sunderland34145154639747
11Watford341111125047344
12Bristol City34128143939044
13Middlesbrough33135154749-244
14Cardiff CityCardiff34135163948-944
15Plymouth ArgylePlymouth341010145357-440
16Blackburn RoversBlackburn34116174860-1239
17Swansea CitySwansea34109154355-1239
18Birmingham CityBirmingham33108153851-1338
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield34813134055-1537
20Millwall3499163347-1436
21Queens Park RangersQPR3498173245-1335
22Stoke CityStoke3498173148-1735
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds3495202853-2532
24Rotherham UnitedRotherham34310213066-3619

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