Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CARLING CUP ..........


Swans fans are travelling in huge numbers tonight, with 4,500 supporters already having bought tickets and more expected to travel. They are seemingly going intent on not just supporting their team, but making their feelings known to former boss Roberto Martinez, who has been branded Judas by the Jack Army. That is plainly ridiculous and they would be better served getting on their knees and thanking him for what he achieved at the Liberty Stadium. However, this is going to make for a very uncomfortable evening for the spaniard and in what is likely to be a half full stadium, visiting fans might even be in the majority and every insult/ cheer/ jeer will be heard. Hosts have lost to lower league opposition three times in the last four seasons in the Carling Cup and sitting just one point outside the drop zone and facing road trips to Fulham and Blackburn, the two teams immediately below them in the EPL in the next fortnight, the competition will surely once again be given very low priority.
Swans are in great shape, unbeaten in five, have not conceded in 365 minutes and arrive on the back of consecutive road wins at Reading and Watford, two of the Championship high flyers. They are cuurently third in the table and looking to put some pressure on the top two, QPR and their biggest rival Cardiff, under any other circumstances they might take things easy themselves this evening, but given their support , the desire to keep the momentum going and the Martinez "situation", that is not an option and they will be very motivated ,I have to take them getting a handicap start.

Swansea +0.25 2.06


Wolves have other priorities, only off the bottom of the EPL on goal difference. United will rotate and play the youngsters who will be out to catch Sir Alex's eye and also progress in a competition they expect to win. Darron Gibson looks likely to start and the 23 yo midfielder who likes to shoot on sight, seems ceratin to get plenty of chances to add to the two goals he got against Spurs last season and one at Scunthorpe in the last round, making three in four competition starts for the Reds. With Rooney out and Hernandez likely to be rested, he looks as likely to produce the goods as anyone except maybe Michael Owen and the odds on "our" man are far more generous than for the former england "superstar".

Darron Gibson to score at anytime 4.0 + .... up to 4.50 available.

Good Luck.

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