It didn’t seem too long ago that Swansea were devoid of all real hope, sitting perilously at the foot of the Premier League table and seemingly destined to go down.
However, a recent uptake in results and a sterling transfer market has seen them backed to beat the drop and remain in the Premier League.
Just a few weeks ago, the Swans were 4/1 to stay up. Now, after a solid run of results and a decent window strengthening the squad, Swansea are now 8/11 to remain in the league.
In total, 56% of all bets in the last 48 hours have been placed on Cavalhal keeping Swansea afloat.
At the start of the month, Swansea were priced at 1/7 to be relegated, implying an 87% chance of slipping into the Championship.
Now, the Swans are 1/1 to be relegated, implying a 50% chance of going down.
Ex-talisman Andre Ayew was brought back to the club for a record transfer fee, whilst Andy King joined on loan for the rest of the season.
Enjoying a return to form under new boss Carlos Carvalhal, a mini-revitalisation has taken place in Wales.
And, if punters are correct – they’ll be staying in the Premier League.
Current favourites for relegation are Huddersfield (4/7), West Brom (1/1), Brighton (7/5) and Newcastle (2/1).
Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “Swansea's January has been good both on and off the pitch.
“Results have picked up under Carlos Carvalhal and they have brought in key targets in the window, whilst managing to keep hold of Alfie Mawson. There's hope that thw Swans will beat the drop and punters are starting to agree with them.”