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Rupert Wyman 15th May 2011 - 15:57

Sinclair can wing it for Swansea

Swansea managed to hold-on for a goalless draw in Thursday's first leg tie against Forest despite being a man down for most of the tie. Forest may have had eleven players but they failed to take their chances against the 10 men.  Reading have the best defence in the league and that was proven against a Forest side that are gifted upfront at Championship level.

Swansea are 10/11 to win in ninety minutes, the draw is 2/1 and the Nottingham Forest away win is 11/4. Swansea have kept five clean sheets in their last three matches and four of their last five. They are a massive 23/20 to not concede a goal in the ninety minutes.

The price is big because Forest will have to find the back of the net to qualify and they will go for it at the Liberty Stadium. Forest can also call upon the on-loan Middlesbrough player Boyd and either Tudgay or Earnshaw to get the goals.

Boyd is 7/1 to grab the first goal and he has found some form at Forest. He was not enjoying himself in the North East but he is playing for his future under Davies and should Forest win the play-off final, he may have a future in the Premier League.

Swansea are odds-on for a reason. If a draw can ever feel like a victory, then the result in Nottingham must surely have really helped their confidence. They also have two fantastic attacking players in Dyer and Sinclair.

Scott Sinclair has a point to prove at Swansea. Chelsea farmed him out on loan to plenty of clubs but he was sold to Swansea and he looks settled at the Liberty Stadium. He has excelled in-front of goal and the former Chelsea reserve team manager Brendan Rogers has worked wonders with him.

He is 6/5 to score anytime and he has the pace to upset the Forest defence. The clash at the City ground was 0-0 bit both teams had plenty of chances to score. Both teams will attack at the Liberty Stadium and you can get 6/5 for over 2.5 goals in ninety minutes.

Swansea will throw men forward at every opportunity in their 4-3-3 formation. They will come out of the blocks quickly and you can get 12/5 for the time of the first goal being the 1st to 15th minute. Swansea are sweating over the fitness of the on-loan Chelsea star Borini and he may be subjected to a fitness test on Monday.

Nathan Dyer is known by many for being convicted for burglary after an offence in a Portsmouth night club in 2008 when he was playing for Southampton. Swansea took a chance on him and since his arrival at the club, he has been a revelation.

He is their player of the year and now he is in the papers for the right reasons.  He is highly consistent and like Sinclair, he has an abundance of pace. He is 5/1 to bag a goal anytime but he is a very selfless player.

The Match Winner looks a good punt, it is Swansea to win and Sinclair to score in either ninety minutes or extra-time anytime at 3/1. Sinclair is on-fire and he is desperate to make the Premier League and prove that he is of Chelsea's standard.

 

 
 
 

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