Carvalhal to enjoy happy Hillsborough return

Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal

Carlos Carvalhal has a great opportunity to taste victory at Hillsborough as his in-form Swansea City side can beat Sheffield Wednesday, who axed him in December, in Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash.

The Swans have been transformed since Carvalhal succeeded Paul Clement at the Liberty Stadium and they have only lost one of their last 11 matches in all competitions.

The Owls beat promotion-chasing Derby County 2-0 on Tuesday but may not be good enough to trouble the Welsh outfit, who are 5/4 to win the match, with Andre Ayew 11/4 to score at anytime.

Tottenham have a great chance of reaching the quarter-finals as they face League One strugglers Rochdale.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team showed great spirit to come back to draw with Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday and the less grand surroundings of Spotland should hold no fears for them.

Keith Hill’s team have only won five league games all season so a routine 2-0 victory for Spurs looks good value at 21/4 while the odds on there being three goals in the match are 53/20.

West Brom face Southampton at the Hawthorns in a repeat of the top-flight clash the Saints won 3-2 a fortnight ago.

Both teams are in the top-flight’s relegation zone but home advantage should be decisive in a low-scoring affair, with the odds on there being under 1.5 goals available at 19/10 while a 1-0 victory for the Baggies can be backed at 7/1.

Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in October but it is difficult to see the Terriers repeating that feat this weekend.

United are 21/10 to win the match with both teams to score while Jose Mourinho’s team can be backed at 5/4 to score in both halves.

Manchester City make the short trip to the DW Stadium to take on Wigan Athletic in a repeat of the 2013 FA Cup final, which the Latics won 1-0.

City remain on course to win four competitions this season and should have enough in the tank to reach the quarter-finals, with a 1-0 victory for Pep Guardiola’s team available at 9/1.

Coventry City have knocked out Stoke City and MK Dons in the last two rounds but their run should come to an end at Brighton, who are 51/20 to win Saturday’s match with both teams to score.

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