Capital One Cup - Semi-Finals, 2nd Leg - Swansea City vs. Chelsea - January 23rd, 2013 - Game Odds

On Wednesday the 23rd of January at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, Swansea City FC are hosts to Chelsea FC in the 2nd leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Much to everyone's surprise, Swansea beat Chelsea 0-2 at Stamford Bridge on January 9th in the first leg of the competition despite being dominated by the hosts for most of the game. The scorers for Michael Laudrup's side were Michu in the 39th minute and Danny Graham in the 90th minute of the game.

Swansea vs. Chelsea - Capital One Cup - Matchup - Team Logos

Chelsea, the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League winners, are in questionable form this year. In the English Premier League they lost to last placed QPR 0-1 at home on January 2nd, then went on to beat Stoke 0-4 on the 12th, followed by a 2-2 tie vs. Southampton at home on the 16th and finally a 2-1 win vs. Arsenal at home on 20th. Chelsea are in 3rd place at the moment with 45 points after 23 matches.

On their way to the semi-finals Chelsea beat Leeds United 1-5 while Swansea City beat Middlesbrough 1-0.

Swansea are playing well this year. They are in 9th place with 33 points after 23 matches. They are undefeated in their last 9 Premier League matches. This year they tied Aston Villa on Jan 1st 2-2 at home, followed by a 0-0 tie vs. Everton on the 12th and a 3-1 home win over Stoke on Jan 19th.

Swansea hosted Chelsea in the Premier League on November 3rd, 2012 and the score was 1-1.

This Capital One Cup semi-final should be a great match. Can Chelsea get it together and beat Swansea by 2 or more goals this coming Wednesday?

Swansea 3/1
Draw 5/2
Chelsea 10/11

This means that a $100 bet on the hosts would yield $300 while a $110 bet on Chelsea would yield $100.

The odds for Chelsea winning the game 0-3, which is a score that would guarantee them the finals are 16/1. This means that a $100 investment would yield $1,600 in profit.

The winner of the Capital One Cup finals, which is held at Wembley Stadium in London, gains an entry to the UEFA Europa League the following season, unless the winning team is already qualified for the UEFA Champions League through the English Premier League. As winning the Capital One Cup is likely Swansea's only chance to go to Europe next season, they are going to give it all they have in the upcoming match.

The winner will play the winner of Aston Villa vs. Bradford City matchup. Bradford City, a League Two team, surprisingly won the first game at home with the score of 3-1. The 2nd leg is played at the Villa Park on January 22nd.

That would be some Capital One Cup Wembley final. Swansea City vs. Bradford City.

Lets see how these matches play out.