RSSGoogle PlusTwitterFacebook
Home  /  Football  /  Bantams Bid To Upset The Odds At Wembley

Bradford v Swansea Odds: Swans favourites for League Cup final

There is all to play for at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon as Swansea take on Bradford in the Capital One Cup Final (Sky Sports 1, 4pm). Not many would have predicted that these two teams would contest the final when this competition started earlier this season but they are both bidding to make history as Swansea compete in their first ever major domestic cup final, while Bradford take their place in a cup final for the first time since 1911.

It is Premier League side Swansea who go in as 4/11 odds on favourites this weekend but League Two outfit Bradford have shown little regard for more illustrious opponents in this competition so far and they can be backed at 15/2 with William Hill. It has been a fairytale story for the Bantams and they are the first team from the fourth tie of English football to reach the League Cup final since Rochdale in 1962.

Bradford have disposed of Notts County, Watford, Burton, Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa to get this far and they are bidding to become the first team from outside of the top flight to win the League Cup since Sheffield Wednesday in 1992. Nahki Wells, who has scored 18 goals this season, has been a key figure for them so far as he has scored three goals in the competition and he is a best price 10/1 to score first this weekend.

Wells' pace up front could be key on Sunday for a Bradford side that are currently 11th in League Two, although it will be a concern that they have won two and lost seven of their last 11 in all competitions. Swansea, who are eighth in the Premier League, have fared little better in recent weeks as they have won just two of their last eight, failing to score in six of them.

They were thumped 5-0 by Liverpool on Sunday as Michael Laudrup rotated his side in preparation for this cup final, although the likes of Michu will return this weekend. Michu is 7/2 favourite to score first and Hills offer 6/4 for Michu to score in a Swansea win.

The Swans can expect to see a fair amount of the ball in this match and Bradford could tire as the game goes on. They will find that Swansea keep the ball far better than Aston Villa did and they could run out of gas in the end. In fact, Bradford's seven League Cup games have involved eight goals in the final 10 minutes, while Swansea have scored a goal in the final 10 minutes of five of their six matches in this competition.

A goal to be scored between the 81st minute and full-time can be backed at 5/4 on Sunday and ultimately Swansea should have enough quality to see them win their first ever major domestic trophy. Bradford are likely to provide stiff opposition though and the Bantams are 4/6 to win with a +2 goal advantage in the handicap market.

Bradford v Swansea Form

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

Bradford Stats | Swansea Stats

Bradford v Swansea Tips

Tip #1: Michu to score and Swansea to win @ 6/4 with WilliamHill.
Tip #2: Nahki Wells to score first each-way @ 10/1 with WilliamHill.
Tip #3: Match goal scored between 81st minute and full-time @ 5/4 with WilliamHill.

Bradford v Swansea Odds

Match Betting

15/2 Bradford
7/2 Draw
4/11 Swansea

Correct Score Odds

18/1 Bradford 1-0
50/1 Bradford 2-0
22/1 Bradford 2-1
12/1 Draw 0-0
17/2 Draw 1-1
20/1 Draw 2-2
13/2 Swansea 1-0
6/1 Swansea 2-0
15/2 Swansea 2-1

First Goalscorer Odds

7/2 Michu
13/2 Luke Moore
8/1 Itay Shechter
9/1 Pablo Hernandez
10/1 Jonathan De Guzman
10/1 Nahki Wells
10/1 Nathan Dyer
10/1 No Goalscorer
11/1 James Hanson
12/1 Wayne Routledge
14/1 Roland Lamah
14/1 Sung-Yeung Ki

Odds supplied by WilliamHill.com, who offer live in-play betting throughout the League Cup Final on Sunday.

10 Latest Football Articles

Back Germany to edge Argentina in 2014 World Cup FinalBack Germany to edge Argentina in 2014 World Cup Final
Germans Favourites For 4th Golden Globe
11th Jul
Victories for Holland and Germany Tipped for Weekend World Cup DoubleVictories for Holland and Germany Tipped for Weekend World Cup Double
7/1 Bet The Call As Curtain Falls In Brazil
11th Jul
Brazil tipped to bounce back and snatch third spot over NetherlandsBrazil tipped to bounce back and snatch third spot over Netherlands
Hosts Favourites In Capital Clash
10th Jul
Expect Two Low Scoring Games in World Cup SemiFinalsExpect Two Low Scoring Games in World Cup SemiFinals
Brazil V Germany And Argentina V Holland Both Tipped To Be Under 2.5 Goals
8th Jul
Brazil v Germany Odds Betting is tight for World Cup semi final clashBrazil v Germany Odds Betting is tight for World Cup semi final clash
Brazil Bid To Cope With The Loss Of Neymar
7th Jul
Netherlands v Argentina Odds Match betting suggests semi final could go the distanceNetherlands v Argentina Odds Match betting suggests semi final could go the distance
Lionel Messi Heads The First Scorer Betting
7th Jul
Argentina and Holland Tipped To Complete World Cup Semi Final Line UpArgentina and Holland Tipped To Complete World Cup Semi Final Line Up
9/4 Double The Pick For Saturday’s Bet
5th Jul
Both Teams To Score The Call In Both Of Fridays World Cup Quarter FinalsBoth Teams To Score The Call In Both Of Fridays World Cup Quarter Finals
Expect Goals In France V Germany And Brazil V Colombia Matches
4th Jul
Netherlands v Costa Rica Odds Back Holland to end La Seles dream and surge into semisNetherlands v Costa Rica Odds Back Holland to end La Seles dream and surge into semis
Dutch Hot Favourites
3rd Jul
Argentina v Belgium Odds Lionel Messi heads the first scorer betting in BrasiliaArgentina v Belgium Odds Lionel Messi heads the first scorer betting in Brasilia
Argentina Favourites For Last Eight Tie
3rd Jul

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Newcastle V Southampton Odds Back A Score Draw At St James Park
Rickie Lambert a tasty bet to score
22nd Feb
Reading V Wigan Odds Back The Royals To Claim Narrow Win
Basement Battle On The Cards At The Madejski Stadium
22nd Feb
Man City V Chelsea Betting City Odds On For A Valuable League Win
Both managers under pressure ahead of clash at the Etihad
22nd Feb
Norwich V Everton Odds Carrow Road Stalemate Looks A Tempting Bet
Norwich have failed to score in 5 of last 6
21st Feb
Fulham V Stoke Betting Tempting Odds For A Draw At Craven Cottage
Stoke have won one away game this season
21st Feb

Headline News

Aidan O’Brien has trained 4 of the last 5 winnersSilver Flash Stakes Odds Raydara Tipped To Shine At Leopardstown
Aidan O’Brien Has Trained 4 Of The Last 5 Winners
Tombelaine can strike for Dermot WeldTyros Stakes Odds Gleneagles Is A Firm Favourite In The Leopardstown Betting
Tombelaine Can Strike For Dermot Weld
Kingman and Toronado could feature in the Sussex StakesGlorious Goodwood Betting Preview Sussex Stakes Set To Host Another Duel On The Downs
Kingman And Toronado Could Feature In The Sussex Stakes
Hull FC have failed to win in five Super League gamesHull FC V Castleford Betting Tigers To Storm To Victory At KC Stadium
Hull FC Have Failed To Win In Five Super League Games
Tim Clark and KJ Choi also make shortlist for QuebecLuke Donald Tipped To Bounce Back To Form In The Canadian Open At Royal Montreal Golf Club
Tim Clark And KJ Choi Also Make Shortlist For Quebec

Massive £250 free bet offer.

  • Place an initial bet of £50
  • Paddy Power will give you a £50 free bet
  • After this, place further bets and Paddy Power will give you up to £250 in free bets
  • Visit Paddy Power for more details

Open Account - Free £250 Bets 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

The UK based bookmaker Betfred is now offering a £25 free bet for new clients on their site.

  • Open a new betting account with Betfred
  • Then once you have placed a bet of up to £25 they will provide you with a second free bet of £25

Open Account - Free £25 Bet 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 £100 when opening a new account with Ladbrokes by clicking on one of the links on this site.

Bet £5 or more and Ladbrokes will match this with a free bet to the same stake unit.

Open Account - £100 Free Bet - Ladbrokes

Get free bets totalling £30 with bookmaker Sky Bet

  • One a new betting account at Skybet.
  • Deposit and place your first bet and Sky Bet will match with a free bet up to £30.
  • In addition, Skybet will also give you a £10 free bet every week!

Open Account - Open Account - Get £30 in free bets with Sky Bet

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

  • Place a £10 bet and get a £10 free bet
  • Place a £20 double and get a £20 free bet
  • Place a £25 treble and get a £25 free bet
  • Place a £25 fourfold and get a £40 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