Swansea 4/9 for final

  • Last Updated: January 11 2013, 8:52 GMT

Swansea are the new favourites for the Capital One Cup and 4/9 to qualify for the final after stunning Chelsea on Wednesday.

Michu celebrates putting Swansea ahead
Michu celebrates putting Swansea ahead

The Swans won the semi-final first leg 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Michu and Danny Graham.

Betfred will give you 4/9 about the Welshmen progressing to Wembley. BetVictor go just 4/11. They are prepared to dangle 2/1 about Chelsea going through.

The last time a team overcame a two-goal deficit in the semi-finals of the League Cup was back in 1994 when Aston Villa came from behind to topple Tranmere.


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Swansea's win means they are now a best of 6/5 (William Hill, bet365) to lift the trophy. They had been around the 5/1 mark pre-match.

Chelsea have drifted to 11/4 with Ladbrokes and Coral although they did touch 3/1 in the aftermath of the game.

Aston Villa, who trail Bradford 3-1 in the other last-four tie, are general 4/1 shots with the League Two outsiders offered at a general 8/1 despite being slight favourites to reach Wembley.

The shock nature of the week's first legs was summed up by Sky Bet's Chris Spicer, who said: "The two underdogs have made an absolute mockery of the betting odds, forcing us to completely revamp our prices after the first leg.

"Aston Villa could yet overturn the deficit in their home leg with Bradford, but many will fancy Swansea to hold onto their lead over Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium."

The 'name the finalists' market has a Swansea-Bradford decider most likely at 6/4 (Coral), with Swansea-Villa at 9/4 (BetVictor).

Chelsea v Villa can be backed at 11/2 with BetVictor.

Meanwhile, Sky Bet cut Rafael Benitez from 16/1 to 12/1 to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job following Chelsea's loss, one which came just a week after a home defeat to QPR.

It was the fourth time in six home games under Benitez that the Blues had failed to score.