The Bluebirds were thumped 5-0 by Bournemouth last time out but our tipster expects far less goalmouth action at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday nightTuesday's punting spotlight is undoubtedly going to be on the Champions League but there's important top-flight action in England too as Brighton host Cardiff City.
This clash could have a huge impact on the relegation battle with the sides separated by just one place.
Chris Hughton's hosts have a five-point advantage over the Bluebirds but were hammered 5-0 by Bournemouth at the weekend. 888Sport go
Cardiff will feel they've been unlucky in recent games. The Bluebirds were awarded a penalty against Burnley on Saturday before referee Mike Dean reversed that decision and the visitors were on the wrong end of a Chelsea goal that was clearly offside three games ago.
In desperate need of a victory to kick-start their chances of remaining in the division, Cardiff are
Neither side come into this clash in prolific form - far from it. Brighton have drawn three consecutive blanks in the league while only Huddersfield Town (19) have a worse attacking record than the visitors' tally of 28 strikes this term.
With that in mind it's unsurprising that 888Sport offer just
What appears especially unlikely is early goalmouth action. 38 per cent of Brighton's home league games have been 0-0 at half-time while the same is true of 44% of Cardiff's games on the road. A goalless first half is
While Cardiff may feel the need to force the issue in the later stages, Warnock's men are unlikely to be too aggressive in the early going as with most of their clashes away from home this season.
With that in mind, siding with a low-scoring first 45 minutes looks the best selection ahead of what could be another cagey clash at the Amex Stadium.