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Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th February 2018

Carvalhal to triumph on return to Hillsborough

Swansea

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea Betting Preview – FA Cup 17th February 12.30pm

Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal gets a quick return to Sheffield Wednesday. He was sacked by the Owls this season before Swansea jumped over the opportunity to pick him up. He has done wonders for Swansea this season and this is a chance for him to get a win against his former club and it would make progress in the FA Cup just that little bit sweeter. With the Owls having a season to forget in the league, their sole focus really is on this positive cup run of theirs.

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea FA Cup Betting Tips

There is probably not going to be too much between these two at Hillsborough in this FA Cup tie. Sheffield Wednesday had an extra league game in midweek to deal with too, which won’t exactly have bolstered their chances of pulling off an upset here. The Owls are down in the bottom half of the Championship table and without a win in a long time. In the third round of the FA Cup, they needed a replay against League Two side Carlisle, to get through, before beating fellow Championship side Reading in the fourth round. Those two FA Cup wins did happen on home soil through which should offer a glimmer of hope. Those have been their only two wins in their last nine fixtures at Hillsborough in all competitions (D3 L4). Under 2.5 goals with William Hill for the fixture is a decent option at 4/6* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 5:27 p.m.) as the Owls just are not producing. They really can attack the FA Cup as they will probably do enough to stay safe in the league.

Swansea are unbeaten in their last four games against Sheffield Wednesday now, the last meeting coming in the 2009/10 Championship season when the Swans collected four points from the two meetings. There has only been the one previous FA Cup game between the two of them, which was won at home by Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 back in 1962. Both teams have scored in just one of the last four meetings and Wednesday are W2 D2 L1 at home against the Welsh club in their last five.

Swansea looks a totally different side at the moment to what they were before Carlos Carvalhal came in. Night and day. They took yet another win on the weekend beating Burnley 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League to take them out to a nine match unbeaten streak. Carlos Carvalhal was sacked by Wednesday earlier this season and Swansea clearly made a great move in nabbing him. He gets a quick return to Hillsborough which is going to be a bit weird. Swansea have needed home replays to get past Championship leaders Wolves and then League Two sides Notts County in the FA Cup this season. Will this get back to the Liberty Stadium as well? Swansea are on an eight-match scoring streak but they only have the two clean sheets in that sequence. Out on the road they have managed to go undefeated in five now, drawing each of their last four and therefore in the William Hill correct score market a 1-1 draw is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 5:27 p.m.) and each of Swansea’s last three away draws have been by that scoreline.

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea FA Cup Betting Odds*

Swansea 13/10, Sheff Weds 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken on February 9th, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.)

Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea FA Cup Predictions

The Swans look value here although the Owls can be difficult to beat on home soil. Carvalhal knows all about the Owls of course and that can be used to Swansea’s advantage to get them through to the next round. Back the visitors to squeeze through by nothing more than a one goal margin in a tight game.


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