Adrian Mills' best bets for Wednesday's action include a win for Chelsea and a shock result at Villa Park.
There are six cracking Premier League contests on Wednesday night in what should prove to be another entertaining evening of top-flight tussles.
Liverpool head to Sheffield United, Manchester City travel to Aston Villa and Chelsea and Manchester United meet in what should be a cracking Old Trafford contest.
Aston Villa to beat Man City @ 3/1
Chelsea to beat Man Utd @ 11/8
Villa can edge a thriller
It’s the time of the season where games come in quick succession and injuries and suspensions can start to mount up.
Manchester City were held to a 3-3 draw in a thrilling contest with Tottenham on Sunday and there was more damage than just the two points that were dropped.
Jack Grealish and Rodri both collected their fifth yellow cards of the campaign meaning they will miss the trip to Villa Park and Jeremy Doku also limped off with an injury on Sunday.
Those absentees are added to the missing Kevin De Bruyne and, for all that we are reminded what a great side City are, this is a Citizens outfit that is without a win in three Premier League games, and that has conceded eight goals in a trio of fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs.
Clearly, those are three top-level sides, but Villa are also a very decent outfit and City have lost at Arsenal, Newcastle and Wolves this season.
Unai Emery’s men have lost only one of their last 12 games and at 3/1 they look capable of causing City more problems on their travels.
Chelsea to leave United blue
Manchester United had a golden opportunity to take advantage of a depleted Newcastle last weekend, but the Red Devils failed miserably.
The Magpies were without ten first-team players on Saturday, they were on a quick turnaround after their grueling Champions League tie in Paris and yet still United were completely dominated.
Of course, Erik ten Hag’s men were in Turkey competing with Galatasaray on Wednesday, but they had far fewer injury concerns and were totally outplayed.
The Red Devils managed only one shot on target at St James’ Park and only three efforts on goal in total and they allowed 15 strikes at their own net.
That’s an abysmal effort and this is a United team that has now lost nine of their last 17 matches.
Chelsea were hammered 4-1 at Newcastle, but the Blues had far more of the game in that contest and it was defensive efforts, rather than domination, that led to the defeat.
The Blues held off a good Brighton side, with ten men on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino’s men look like excellent value to win at Old Trafford.