Southampton vs Cardiff City Match Info
Date: Saturday February 9 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Southampton vs Cardiff City Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
December 8 2018: Cardiff City 1-0 Southampton
April 12 2014: Southampton 0-1 Cardiff City
December 26 2013: Cardiff City 0-3 Southampton
Total head-to-head league matches played: 41
Southampton wins: 14
Cardiff City wins: 16
Southampton vs Cardiff City Stats
- Under 2.5 goals have been scored in all of the last four matches between these clubs hosted by Southampton
- Southampton have won only three of their latest 23 home Premier League games
- Cardiff are the lowest scorers away from home in the Premier League this season
Southampton vs Cardiff City Match Preview
Southampton’s tendency to draw rather than win, especially at home, means they are well worth opposing at a short price against Cardiff.
Saints remain an enigma under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. They are definitely harder to beat since the Austrian’s arrival, undefeated in their last seven games, but they struggle badly to keep clean sheets and that is stopping them from collecting more victories.
They were largely second best at Burnley last weekend despite leading for most of the second half and a converted stoppage-time penalty which meant the spoils were shared was the least their opponents deserved.
Cardiff have had a traumatic few weeks due to the Emiliano Sala tragedy and they warrant great credit for their last two performances, especially the 2-0 win at home to Bournemouth which evoked an outpouring of emotion from their highly stressed manager Neil Warnock.
The 70-year-old Yorkshireman will hope his team can continue to produce displays of which he said Sala would be “proud”, and they have a great incentive here to leap out of the relegation zone and above 16th-placed Southampton with a win.
The Bluebirds’ away form has been poor, but they won at Leicester just after Christmas and look worth keeping on side here with Southampton so unreliable on their own pitch.
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