Petrolul-Swansea City Betting Preview: Swans set for stroll against Romanians

Michael Laudrup's side look certain to qualify for the group stages and our tipster thinks that the Premier League side might take it easy on Thursday
Swansea City all-but secured their place in the Europa League group stages with a 5-1 demolition of Petrolul at the Liberty Stadium last week and Michael Laudrup's side will be expected to finish the job in Romania on Thursday.

The Swans are without a win in the Premier League this season following defeat against Manchester United and Tottenham respectively, so Laudrup's men will be looking for a morale-boosting win here.

Swansea are priced at 11/10 (2.10) with Betway to win on Thursday while Petrolul are chalked up at 23/10 (3.30) to restore some pride by winning the return leg. The draw is chalked up at 9/4 (3.25) with the same firm. 

After winning in some style last week, many will expect another goal-laden victory for the Premier League outfit in Romania.

However, it should be noted that Swansea won 4-0 at Liberty Stadium against Malmo in the last round before settling for a goalless draw in the return fixture.

With the restoration of league form being Michael Laudrup's primary concern, it would be no surprise to see the Swans keep it tight once again on the road on Thursday.

With that in mind, Betway's generous even money (2.0) quote for Thursday's second leg tie to feature fewer than three goals is outstanding value and should be snapped up accordingly here.

Given Swansea's superiority last week, the 11/10 (2.10) quote from Betway for Michael Laudrup's men to emerge victorious is, undoubtedly, tempting.
However, with the tie now effectively little more than a dead rubber, punters are advised to play safe and back the juicy even money (2.0) quote for fewer than three goals to be scored when these two sides meet again on Thursday. 

Under 2.5 goals at even money (2.00) 2pts with Betway

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter