Swansea are moving closer to the last 32 of the Europa league after amassing seven points from the first three games of their group stage.
Victories over St Gallen and valencia got the Swans off to a flying start, and only a late equaliser by Djibril Cisse for Kuban Kraznodar deprived them of all three points at home two weeks ago in the reverse fixture.
That proved to be Kuban’s first point in their group, and they maintain a slim chance of progressing into the top two, however they need to win this game in order to avoid being dumped out of the Europa League, and Betfred offer 15/8 that the home side can secure victory on Thursday evening.
Viktor Goncharenko’s team entered their last Europa League tie with no wins from their last four games, although they were victorious against Anzhi, which suggests that they may well be a good bet to triumph on Thursday.
Swansea do play an attractive game, nevertheless they have won a meagre two games in all their competitions, and hitting the back of the net has proved difficult for them, with the exception of the 4-0 demolition of Sunderland. The defeat against Welsh rivals Cardiff in the Premier League on Sunday will have done little to boost their confidence levels.
Despite this, the Welshmen are favourites to return home with all three points in the bag with Bet365 offering them at 33/20. A victory would see them into the Europa League knockout stages, while a draw would be a reasonable result which is being offered at 12/5.
A goal tally for the match of less than 2.5 looks a decent call at 4/5 considering how few chances there were at the reverse fixture a fortnight ago, and Michu has sustained an injury which will preclude the Spaniard from making an appearance in the next two matches.
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