Swansea vs Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
Premier League Swansea were made big underdogs for the original tie but secured a 0-0 draw after a red card for Wolves changed the game. The pressure is now on the Swans who have become the favourite to progress.
Game: Swansea vs Wolves
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Kick-off: Wednesday, 17th January, 7.45pm
Swansea were as big as 4/1 despite being a division above their Championship hosts in the original tie. But Wolves flying start to the season and Swansea’s shortcomings mean there’s actually little between the sides in the tables and on the pitch.
But the Premier League side had plenty of moments that demonstrated their quality in the first leg, and the high odds meant the value was firmly on the visitors. Roles have reversed here as the Swans have become favourite to progress, but that’ll be no easy task against Nuno Santos’ men.
Both sides were able to field a strong side with the original tie taking place on a free Saturday afternoon, but the 0-0 draw means one extra fixture and thus rotation is likely. Both sides have enough depth to deal with this game, but this game is sure to be more of a burden for Swansea than Wolves.
Swansea are the favourites at best odds 6/4 with Unibet whilst the draw is priced at 12/5 through Bet365. The value has switched to the away side as Wolves are priced at 11/5 with Betfair.
Wolves are more than capable of beating Swansea and the odds are too big to ignore. This game could be more of a hindrance to the Swans who have two big games ahead of them in the next week, whilst for Wolves it’s a quick turnaround from another 0-0 draw and an opportunity to regain some momentum.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Wolves to win at 11/5 with Betfair
Wolves held Swansea to a 0-0 draw in the first leg and that was their second 0-0 draw against Premier League opposition this year. Santos’ men had held Manchester City just a few weeks earlier, and they aren’t likely to invite an open game here.
Back our Score Prediction: Wolves 1-0 at 13/2 with Paddy Power
Leo Bonatini may be rested as this game comes sandwiched between two key league games as Wolves just find themselves losing a little bit of momentum at present. New signing Rafa Mir needs games to bed in but he has featured in two already in the past week, and so Ivan Cavaleiro may be promoted from the bench where he spent 65 minutes on Saturday.
Back our Scorer Prediction: Ivan Cavaleiro at 3/1 with Bet365