Swansea have started life as a Europa League club in cracking form, reaping maximum points from their first two group stage games and with struggling Russians Kuban Krasnodar up next at the Liberty Stadium the 21/20 on a third consecutive Swans win to nil in the competition just has to be backed.
The Welsh side are 2/5 to make it three wins out of three in Group A, with their opponents priced up at 7/1 for victory and the draw 10/3.
Swansea have yet to concede a goal in the Europa League group stages.
They may have got a leg up when Valencia defender Adil Rami was sent off in their historic 3-0 win at the Mestalla, but the Swans never looked likely to concede and limited Los Che to just two shots on goal over the 90 minutes.
Laudrup’s men were similarly frugal in their 1-0 home victory against Swiss side St Gallen last time out in this competition and have only conceded one goal in three Europa League games at the Liberty Stadium – an 87th-minute consolation in their 5-1 thumping of Petrolul Ploiesti.
Kuban have failed to find the net in six of their last nine games.
The Russian Premier League side are currently in chaos and have recently changed manager for the third time since June, with former BATE Borisov coach Viktor Goncharenko coming in for Dorinel Munteanu during the international break.
Goncharenko’s presence seems to have made little impact so far, with Kazaki going down to their sixth defeat in eight games against Dinamo Moscow last time out in the Russian top flight.
Losses to nil in their first two Group A matches do not bode well for Kuban’s chances against Swansea.
Another Swans win without concession looks very much on the cards here considering both of their previous Group A opponents have beaten Kuban by a couple of goals without reply.
Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal are the only sides that have scored at the Liberty Stadium against the Capital One Cup-holders in the Premier League in 2013/14 and with Wilfried Bony recently overtaking Michu as the club’s top scorer in all competitions this term, Laudrup will be confident his boys have the firepower as well as the defensive resolve to vanquish their sorry opponents.