RSSGoogle PlusTwitterFacebook
Home  /  Football  /  Chelsea Favourites For First Leg Clash At The Bridge

Chelsea v Swansea Betting: Blues odds on to win cup semi final

Wednesday night's live Capital One Cup semi-final match is an all-Premiership affair as Chelsea host Swansea in the first leg of their last-four tie. Both sides will be keen to earn a positive result to take with them into the second leg at the Liberty Stadium and it is Chelsea who are odds on favourites for a valuable win at Stamford Bridge this week.

Rafa Benitez's team are currently 2/5 odds on to win Wednesday's match with Ladbrokes, while Swansea are out at 7/1 and the draw is 7/2. Chelsea have beaten Wolves 6-0, Manchester United 5-4 and Leeds 5-1 in reaching this stage of the competition, although they might not have things all their own way against a Swansea side that have overcome Barnsley, Crawley, Liverpool and Middlesbrough so far.

Swansea are likely to prove far more resolute defensively but Chelsea boast enough firepower to cause any side problems. The addition of Demba Ba from Newcastle has provided Benitez with a welcome selection dilemma and the Senegalese striker is 3/1 to be first goalscorer after marking his Blues debut with two goals in the 5-1 FA Cup win at Southampton on Saturday.

Ba has now scored 15 goals (including 13 for Newcastle) this season and the pressure is on Fernando Torres to earn his place in the side. Torres is 7/2 to score first but Benitez is likely to pick only one striker and it could be worth waiting to see the teamsheet before placing your bets.

A touch more value could lie with Juan Mata and the Spanish playmaker is a best price 11/2 to score first. Mata, who has scored 13 goals this season, has notched two goals and set up four others in four League Cup appearances so far and he remains the creative linchpin of this Chelsea side.

The problem for Chelsea remains defensively as they have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 outings. The last five Chelsea v Swansea fixtures have seen both teams score and Ladbrokes offer 9/4 for Chelsea to win and both teams to score on Wednesday night. That looks a decent punt, particularly when you consider the attacking talent on display.

Swansea boast the in-form Michu amongst their ranks and he is 8/1 to score first after grabbing 15 goals this term. Danny Graham has also been in fine form, with three goals in his last three, including two successive late equalisers, and he is 10/1 to score last.

However, early goals have been a feature of Swansea's League Cup games this season as they have scored in the opening 10 minutes of each of their four matches in the competition. The time of Wednesday's first goal to be scored between 0-10 minutes on Wednesday can be backed at 27/10 in the latest betting with Ladbrokes.

The Swans arrive at Stamford Bridge on the back of a five-match unbeaten run following their 2-2 FA Cup draw with Arsenal on Sunday. It was a hard fought game and the Welsh side might find it difficult to recover properly come Wednesday night. Chelsea are likely to be fresher thanks to their extra day's rest and the relatively easy nature of their win over Southampton on Saturday and they could be worth a look to win Wednesday's first leg 2-1, which is a 7/1 punt.

Chelsea v Swansea Form

Check the season's statistics for both Chelsea and Swansea, plus the odds ahead of Wednesday's match.

Chelsea Stats | Swansea Stats

Chelsea v Swansea Tips

Tip #1: Chelsea win and both teams to score @ 9/4 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #2: First goal to be scored between 0-10 minutes @ 27/10 with Ladbrokes.
Tip #3: Danny Graham to score last @ 10/1 with Ladbrokes.

Chelsea v Swansea Betting

Match Betting

2/5 Chelsea
7/2 Draw
7/1 Swansea

Correct Score Odds

6/1 Chelsea 1-0
11/2 Chelsea 2-0
7/1 Chelsea 2-1
12/1 Draw 0-0
8/1 Draw 1-1
18/1 Draw 2-2
18/1 Swansea 1-0
33/1 Swansea 2-0
20/1 Swansea 2-1

First Goalscorer Odds

3/1 Demba Ba
7/2 Fernando Torres
11/2 Juan Mata
7/1 Frank Lampard
8/1 Lucas Piazon
8/1 Eden Hazard
8/1 Michu
9/1 Oscar
10/1 Danny Graham
12/1 Itay Shechter
12/1 Leroy Lita
12/1 Luke Moore

Odds supplied by Ladbrokes.com, who provide live betting in-running for both of the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

10 Latest Football Articles

Everton clipped in the Europa League betting after drawing Dynamo Kiev in the last sixteenEverton clipped in the Europa League betting after drawing Dynamo Kiev in the last sixteen
Napoli Favourites To Win The Tournament Outright
27th Feb
2015 Capital One Cup Final Betting Preview Chelsea odds on to beat Spurs at Wembley2015 Capital One Cup Final Betting Preview Chelsea odds on to beat Spurs at Wembley
London Rivals Meet At Wembley Stadium
27th Feb
Arsenal are odds on to get back to winning ways against Everton at The EmiratesArsenal are odds on to get back to winning ways against Everton at The Emirates
Gunners Stunned By Monaco In Mid Week
27th Feb
Man City tipped to increase the pressure on Chelsea with victory over Liverpool at AnfieldMan City tipped to increase the pressure on Chelsea with victory over Liverpool at Anfield
Leggy Liverpool To Struggle After European Exit
27th Feb
Bournemouth v Blackburn stars in our both teams to score trebleBournemouth v Blackburn stars in our both teams to score treble
BTTS In Crewe V Swindon And Cheltenham V Tranmere Games
26th Feb
Bayern Munich v FC Koln Odds Bundesliga leaders to easy to victoryBayern Munich v FC Koln Odds Bundesliga leaders to easy to victory
Bayern Have Scored 14 Goals In Their Last Two League Games
26th Feb
Frankfurt v Hamburg Odds Stefan Aigner can fire the home side to victoryFrankfurt v Hamburg Odds Stefan Aigner can fire the home side to victory
Hamburg Have Scored Just 5 Away Goals This Season
26th Feb
West Ham v Crystal Palace Odds Diafra Sakho heads the first scorer bettingWest Ham v Crystal Palace Odds Diafra Sakho heads the first scorer betting
Hammers Start Favourites At Upton Park
26th Feb
Super 6 Betting features wins for Man Utd Southampton and NewcastleSuper 6 Betting features wins for Man Utd Southampton and Newcastle
Burnley, Boro & Stoke Also Included
25th Feb
Monchengladbach can sign off weekends Bundesliga treble with a win on SundayMonchengladbach can sign off weekends Bundesliga treble with a win on Sunday
Leverkusen And Hoffenheim Tipped For Wins
25th Feb

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Absent Players Ensure African Nations Cup Can Impact On The Premier League
Man City the big losers as Yaya Toure heads to South Africa
7th Jan
Bradford V Aston Villa Odds Bantams Bid To Cause Another Cup Upset
Villa favourites for first leg of League Cup semi final
7th Jan
Man City Remain Short Odds Favourites Following FA Cup Fourth Round Draw
Non league Luton travel to Norwich in fourth round
7th Jan
Cheltenham V Everton Odds Toffees Bid To Avoid A Famous Upset
Back both teams to score at Whaddon Road
6th Jan
Mansfield V Liverpool Odds Shelvey The Man To Follow In FA Cup
David v Goliath Clash On The Cards At The One Call Stadium
4th Jan

Headline News

London rivals meet at Wembley Stadium2015 Capital One Cup Final Betting Preview Chelsea Odds On To Beat Spurs At Wembley
London Rivals Meet At Wembley Stadium
Leggy Liverpool to struggle after European exitMan City Tipped To Increase The Pressure On Chelsea With Victory Over Liverpool At Anfield
Leggy Liverpool To Struggle After European Exit
Gunners stunned by Monaco in mid weekArsenal Are Odds On To Get Back To Winning Ways Against Everton At The Emirates
Gunners Stunned By Monaco In Mid Week
Ireland are on a nine match winning runIreland Tipped To Secure A Record 10th Win In A Row With Victory Over England In Dublin
Ireland Are On A Nine Match Winning Run
Sangakkara can pile the pressure on EnglandEngland V Sri Lanka Odds Betting Is Tight For Crucial Pool A Match In Wellington
Sangakkara Can Pile The Pressure On England

Open for new customers only

Place an initial bet of £50 at Paddy Power and they will match this with a free bet to the same stake. Visit Paddy Power for full details.

Open Account - Free £50 Bet With Paddypower

£50 free bet with William Hill.

  • Open an account at William Hill and and use the promotion code DIRECT50.
  • Deposit funds and place your first bet
  • William Hill match your first bet with a free bet up to a maximum of £50.

Open Account - Claim £50 Free With William Hill

Claim a signup bonus offer of £200 with Bet365.

  • Bet365 match your first deposit with a 100% bonus
  • Deposit anywhere between £10 and £200 to claim this massive offer

Open Account - Claim a £200 signup offer at Bet365

Betfred will give you a free £30 bet when you open a new account and have a first bet of at least £10.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • Have a bet of at least £10
  • Betfred will give you a free £30 bet

Open Account - Bet £10 Get 30 with Betfred

Ladbrokes are one of the highest rated online bookmakers in the UK and are a superb choice for placing your bets. You can claim a free bet of up to £25 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.

Open Account - £25 Free Bet - Ladbrokes

Get free bets totalling £20 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • Place your first bet with a stake of just £5.
  • Skybet will give you a £20 free bet!
  • Skybet will also give you a £5 free bet every week!

Open Account - Get £20 in free bets with Sky Bet

BetVictor is offering £50 in free bets to all new clients.

  • Place a £10 single bet and get a £10 free bet
  • Place a £15 double and get a £15 free bet
  • Place a £25 treble and get a £25 free bet

Open Account - Open Account - Free £50 Bets With BetVictor

Bookmark This Page

TwitterGoogleMixxPropellerStumble UponDiggRedditYahoo
Online Casino
Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.
There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures