Swansea may have gone down 2-1 away to Romanian minnows Petrolul Ploiesti in the last round of Europa League qualifying, but they can post a famous victory against beleaguered Valencia by a 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 margin at odds of 35/4.
Michael Laudrup’s men are 15/4 to record their first ever European away triumph, with the draw 13/5 and the hosts 18/25 for victory.
The goals of Helder Postiga have been one of the few rays of light in a disappointing opening to the La Liga campaign that has seen Miroslav Dukic’s outfit lose three of their four games.
The Portuguese striker enjoyed his best return since his salad days at Porto in the two seasons at Zaragoza that preceded his move to the Mestalla this summer and his much belated return to form has continued at his new club with three goals in four games.
With bwin refunding all losing single stakes on correct score, first-half correct score, multiple correct score, first goalscorer, last goalscorer, player to score two or more and player to score three or more wagers on the clash taking a punt on one of these risky wagers becomes that much more palatable.
Swansea are something of a Jekyll and Hyde team on the road, but given Valencia’s poor start to domestic matters and bwin’s offer it may be worth chancing the visitors to win despite conceding a goal in the multiple correct score market.
The hosts may have finished fifth in La Liga last term but they’ve lost three players that made over 25 league appearances apiece during that campaign, one of whom (Roberto Soldado) scored more than a third of their goals.
Away victories at Arsenal and Chelsea last season suggest that the Swans savour the big games and they’ll know that beating their strongest Group A rivals would represent a significant step towards reaching the knockout stages.
All but two of their seven wins at opponents’ grounds last season saw both sides score and with just six clean sheets kept across their 23 road trips a Swans triumph by a margin of 2-1, 3-1, 4-1 looks more likely than a clean sheet-inspired victory.
The added insurance of money back if Postiga scorers at any time makes this bold bet the one to be on as the upwardly mobile Welsh side seek to pull off a famous triumph.