It is one of the most unexpected line ups for a major domestic final that Wembley will have seen for a long time, as Bradford v Swansea Capital One Cup final betting descends upon us on Sunday, February 24th. Grabbing all the headlines this season in the tournament has been League Two’s Bradford, with the Bantams remarkably knocking out three Premier League sides on their way to the final. Now Phil Parkinsons have a crack at more history for themselves if they can claim their fourth scalp on their way to lifting the title. The Bantams battled their way past both Wigan and Arsenal en-route to their semi final clash against Aston Villa. A 3-1 home win at Valley Parade, and a rousing effort back at Villa Park saw them book their place in the final.
Swansea knocked out Liverpool at Anfield and then controlled Chelsea very well over the two legs of their semi final clash. They shut out the European champions in both of the games, impressively at that as well. With Michael Laudrup’s men out of the FA Cup already, the Swans are likely to snap up this opportunity, which is their first ever appearance in a major English final. The Premier League side was naturally installed as firm favourites to go on and win the League Cup in Bradford v Swansea betting. The Premier League were in as short as 2/5 with online bookmaker Bet365, while the Bantams were right out at 13/2.
But if we have learned anything from the performances of Bradford this season, and that is they won’t lie down lightly. They have a solid defence and if the final of the League Cup goes to a penalty shoot out, then the League Two side will be favourites, having won their last nine penalty shoot outs in cup competitions.
Bradford v Swansea Capital One Cup Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Swansea 2/5, Draw 3/1, Bradford 13/2
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