Swindon’s 12th place standing in League Two is prime illustration of their Jekyll and Hyde nature so far this season.
They are able to produce stunning displays which have seen them score three goals or more on no less than four occasions already this season.
However, they are then prone to succumbing to teams who lie beneath them in the table.
Nevertheless, their record against Exeter in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, which returns in the international break, suggests Swindon fans could be about to witness one of their team’s better displays.
The Robins have knocked Exeter out of the competition twice in recent years, making them good value despite their underdog status with odds of 9/5 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market.
Both victories for Swindon have come at St James Park and odds of 21/20 are available to progress to the next round.
That said, they are unlikely to have it all their own way as Exeter will be buoyed by their win over Oldham on Saturday, with new loan signing Matt Oakley influential in the Grecians’ first win in six.
In fairness to Exeter, who have only won twice this season, the majority of their troubles haven’t come at home so 5/4 signals decent odds for victory in 90 minutes, especially as Paul Tisdale’s men are looking to push on from their weekend win.
Even so, the best bet could be a draw in normal time at 11/5. Affairs between the two teams have been tight over the years with five draws coming from the last eight meetings.
In other words, prepare for extra time and penalties and, given their history in the competition, Swindon to nick it in the end.
Another good bet could be on there to be plenty of goals. Paolo di Canio brings lots of things to the table – think a bust up with one of his players or comparing them to Chihuahuas – and plenty of goals is one of them.
Matches featuring Swindon have featured 2.61 goals per game this season so for new customers looking to use their free £25 bet from bwin, a punt on over 2,5 goals should be what brings the money in.
At odds of 4/5, a successful £25 free bet on there to be more than 2.5 goals in the game would return £45.
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