League Cup Final 2013

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

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It has been the season of shocks in the Capital One Cup, and League Two side Bradford will hope there is one final twist to come when they tackle Swansea at Wembley on Sunday. The League Cup Final has been an entertaining affair in recent years with both sides scoring in five of the last six finals (as opposed to just twice in the FA Cup over the same period,) and we hope for similar excitement this weekend.

Seventy places or so divide the two sides in the football pyramid, and neither arrive particularly in form. Bradford’s cup exploits against the likes of Arsenal and Aston Villa have proved a distraction, with the Bantams recording just one win in their last eight League games. Meanwhile (albeit with a second string side,) Swansea were embarrassed 5-0 at Liverpool last Sunday (and these days that really is embarrassing,) becoming the first top ten side to fall victim to their former manager.

Both sides will have the hand of history brushing their shoulder – Bradford potentially going where no League Two side has gone before, whilst for Swansea, it is their chance to make club history by winning a first major trophy.

There can only be one winner as Andy Townsend might tell us, and it has to be the Swans. The miracle of Bradford has up until now been based largely on set pieces and winning ugly. But at Wembley, with its draining but lush surface, the footballers of Swansea should dominate. We like a good spanking here at Oggs HQ, so we are backing 4-0 to the Welsh, available at 14/1 with our good friends at Ladbrokes.

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