Betting Preview: Swansea City v Sheffield Wednesday: Back the Swans to qualify

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GEOFF CADDICK
The Swans will hope to return to winning ways with their eyes fixed on routing the Owls having had a dismal outing in the Premier League

Swansea City welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the Liberty Stadium for their fifth round FA Cup replay on Tuesday night.

Both sides played out a 0-0 stalemate at Hillsborough earlier, forcing a repeat of the encounter. However, Brighton’s 4-1 thrashing of Swansea on Saturday brought to an abrupt end the South Wales outfit's 10-match unbeaten streak.

Despite their solid form, they still sit back of the relegation zone. Undoubtedly, Premier League survival will be their primary target.

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Sheffield Wednesday have lost both of their fixtures since the Swansea goalless draw. A dismal 4-2 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday shows that men from Owlerton have a single victory out of their last seven competitions outings.

On home turf, Carlos Carvalhal’s side have recorded victories in their last five games, and they are tipped by bet365 as favourites at (1.80) to win.

Away from home, the Hillsborough’s giants have failed to win in their last six matches though they only tasted two defeats. Also their last five clashes with the hosts have not been in their favour. Hence, they are underdogs priced at (5.25).

To see a stalemate after 90 minutes of intense-action played, a quote of (3.60) is available. This has paid out in four of the two sides’ last five duels.

The home team have seen under 2.5 goals in their last five ties against the visitors in all competitions, and should such repeat itself, bookies have tagged it at a juicy (1.65).

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Carvalhal’s men have kept a clean sheet in their last four encounters against Jos Luhukay’s men in all competitions, and they have also been undefeated in their last five face-off battles with the visitors.

Having found the back of the net twice against the League Two side, Notts County, Tammy Abraham with his attacking quality is backed to score first at odds of (4.50) and anytime at a (2.20).

For the Liberty Stadium men to avoid defeat in their home soil, they are priced at odds of (1.18) by bet365 while brave punters should back them to qualify to the next stage at a mouth-watering (1.40).

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly. 

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