Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea FA Cup Prediction & Betting Tips – 17th February 201813th February 2018 / lee
Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea FA Cup, 17th February 12.30pm
The Owls are still having a league campaign to forget about in the Championship this season, but they are at least enjoying themselves in the FA Cup. A quarter-final berth is within their reach as they face up to Swansea. The revival of the Swans’ season has been great under former Owls boss Carlos Carvalhal. Can he get one over the club which sacked him this season? That would probably be a sweet victory.
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 Betting Tips
This is probably going to end up being a tight battle at Hillsborough between these two. After making a play off run in the Championship last season, this season hasn’t been quite anywhere near as profitable for the Owls in the division. They are down in the bottom half of the table and on a long winless streak of form. 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. Both of those wins were at home which is at least a good omen for them. However, those home victories are their only two wins at Hillsborough in their last nine games there in all competitions (D3 L4). So they aren’t running home at all and 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.). The thing about Wednesday is that while they aren’t having a great league season, they aren’t likely to get into relegation trouble, so can really attack a good cup run and this isn’t the worst draw they could have gotten.
Sheffield Wednesday are winless in their last four games against Swansea now, the last meeting coming in the 2009/10 Championship season when the Welsh club took 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 Swans in their last five hostings of them.
Swansea really have a new lease of life going as they won again in the Premier League on the weekend, beating Burnley 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium. That leaves them on a great nine-match unbeaten streak. Carlos Carvalhal is in the hot seat for the Swans having been sacked by Wednesday earlier this season so he gets a quick return to Hillsborough which is going to feel a bit strange. Swansea’s FA Cup campaign has seen them beat Championship leaders Wolves in a replay and then League Two sides Notts County in a replay after drawing out on the road in the first attempt in both of those ties. Will they need another replay to get through to the quarter-finals? Swansea are on an eight-match scoring streak but they only have the two clean sheets in that sequence. The Swans have drawn their last four away games and are unbeaten in five. 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.
Who will win – Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea FA Cup Predictions
Carvalhal knows Sheffield Wednesday inside out after the time that he spent with them and he can use that to his advantage to guide Swansea through to the quarter finals of the FA Cup at their expense. Expect a tight duel in the Steel City, but the visitors can prevail.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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