Swansea v Millwall – no happy return to south Wales for Jackett


Swansea City welcome Millwall to the Liberty Stadium this Friday night looking to leapfrog arch rivals Cardiff into second place in the Championship.

The Swans had the chance to do exactly the same thing a fortnight ago but lost their Friday night game against Portsmouth 2-1 – despite going a goal in front. There should be no slip-ups this time though and the Swans are 8/11 to get the win.

That was only the second time in 26 home games that the Swans have conceded more than one goal and Millwall’s Welsh international striker Steve Morison will give the Swansea defence another hard time of things.

However, the Swans will welcome back captain Gary Monk for this game after missing the last two games with injury. He looks set to return to centre-half duties alongside Ashley Williams, with Alan Tate reverting to left-back.

With their captain back in the fold it’s hard to see the Lions breaking down the Swans. Monk was brought to Swansea by Millwall boss Kenny Jackett during his time in south Wales and the Lions themselves boast an impressive defensive record.

Millwall have not lost in their last three games and haven’t so much as conceded a goal during that period. With the Swans having the best home defensive record in the league, it promises to be an extremely tight game.

However, with Swansea boasting the brilliant Scott Sinclair amongst their ranks and Craig Beattie finding form with a brace against Ipswich last weekend, backing the Swans to win 2-0 at 6/1 looks to be well worth a bet.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.