Two mistakes by Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic ensured Swansea came away from Stamford Bridge with a 2-0 lead after the first leg of the pair’s Capital One Cup semi-final and that has put Michael Laudrup’s men firmly in the driving seat in terms of qualification for the final.
BetVictor make the Swans 4/11 to get to Wembley and that looks about right in the circumstances as it’s a big ask for Rafa Benitez’s team to turn around a two-goal deficit at the Liberty Stadium.
The last two meetings between the pair in South Wales have both ended all square and with the hosts only needing to protect what they have, a repeat catches the eye at 11/4 (Skybet) in the match betting, even though Chelsea are Betfred’s even money favourites.
Paddy Power post a generous 13/2 against a 1-1 scoreline and with the Blues needing to get back into the contest, it’s easy to see them taking a lead before being picked off on the break by a Swansea team adept at counter-attacking football.
Coral’s 18/1 for Benitez’s charges to lead at the interval before being pegged back to draw is therefore hard to beat, especially for punters seeking big returns from small stakes.