With a place in the group stages of the Europa League all but secured for the Swans, Hugh Wilson is backing the Welsh side to complete the job in SwedenSwansea City thrashed their opponents Malmo FF in the first leg of their Europa League third round qualifying match last week. A performance inspired by new signing Wilfried Bony saw Michael Laudrup’s men romp to a 4-0 victory to all but seal their place in the next stages.
Malmo themselves had inflicted a heavy aggregate score on Hibernian in the last round, winning 9-0 after the two legs, but it’s them who are now looking to claw back some pride.
Swansea have had a fantastic summer so far after an unforgettable year last term. Laudrup’s side recorded six straight pre-season friendly victories, scoring 26 goals in the process, conceding just once.
Despite a slow start last week against Malmo, Michu opened the scoring just before half time, with Bony opening his Swansea account in the second half to lead them to a comfortable victory. Paddy Power price them at evens (2.00) to win the match.
Malmo are currently in the middle of their Allsvenskan season, sitting in second position, two points behind leaders Helsingborg.
The Blues had beaten Scottish and Irish opposition in the first two rounds of the Europa League, but struggled at the Liberty Stadium. Paddy Power price Rikard Norling’s men at 13/5 (3.60) to take victory. The same firm price the draw at 23/10 (3.30).
The price for Swansea to win the match at even money (2.00) with Paddy Power seems too good to ignore. Laudrup will be keen for his side to maintain their winning run with his side opening their Premier League campaign against current League Champions Manchester United in just over a week.
For those looking for more value, backing the Draw at half time and Swansea at full time at 4/1 (5.00) is certainly worth investing in.
With the Swans expected to keep it tight in the early stages, it wouldn’t be a surprise for the Welsh side to find gaps in a Malmo side chasing victory towards the end of the match.
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|Swansea City to win at even money (2.00) 1.5 points staked with Paddy Power||Draw HT/Swansea FT at 4/1 (5.00) 0.5 point staked with Paddy Power|
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