Capital One Cup winners Swansea make their first foray into Europe with a home clash against a Malmo side that hammered Scottish outfit Hibs 9-0 on aggregate last time out, but don’t let that result fool you, Michael Laudrup’s troops have more than enough to cruise past the Swedes.
Admittedly, as they’re currently second in their domestic league and with more competitive match practice under their belts than the Swans, Malmo will be no pushovers but the quality is undoubtedly with the hosts, who are 8/15 with bet365 to secure a first leg lead.
Paddy Power go 7/5 about Laudrup’s charges getting their noses in front early to ensure they’re ahead at the end of each half and it’s 13/2 at Coral for them to notch twice without reply but the shrewd cash could be directed towards the home attack.
New boy Wilfried Bony is set to make his Swansea bow and keen to make an impact, last season’s top scorer in Holland tempts at 4/1 (Betfred) to break the deadlock.
Wilfried Bony to score first – 4/1 (Betfred)