Preview: Bradford City vs. Swansea City

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Sports Mole previews Sunday's Capital One Cup final between Bradford City and Swansea City at Wembley.

Bradford City take on Premier League Swansea City in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, looking to pull off one of the biggest shocks in the competition's history.

League Two Bradford are only the second team from the fourth tier of English football to reach the final since Rochdale lost 3-0 to Norwich City in 1962. They have knocked out three Premier League sides on their way to the final, including Aston Villa in the semi-finals.

Michael Laudrup's Swansea are heavy favourites to win the first piece of major silverware in the club's history.

However, both clubs come into the match off the back of poor form. Bradford have won one league game in 2013 while Swansea have won two of their last eight games in all competitions. The Welsh side overcame Chelsea in the semi-final to reach Wembley.

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson has no fresh injury problems and is expected to name the same side which started both legs of the semi-final victory against Villa.

Swansea pair Chico Flores and Neil Taylor will miss the match through injury. Michu, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel, Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge are all expected to return to the Swans lineup after being rested for the 5-0 defeat at Liverpool last Sunday.

Recent form

Bradford City: LWLDL

Swansea City: LWLDD

Possible starting lineups

Bradford City: Duke; Darby, McHugh, McArdle, Good; Atkinson, Jones, Doyle, Hines; Wells, Hanson

Swansea City: Vorm; Rangel, Williams, Tiendalli, Davies; Routledge, De Guzman, Britton, Dyer, Hernandez; Michu

Sports Mole says: 0-1

Swansea City forward Michu celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against QPR on February 9, 2013
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