In what looks like it could be a season-defining night in the Premier League title chase, we have a string of eye-catching affairs from across England. So, for those of you looking to place a Wednesday acca, we have found a few helpful tips that offer some great value.
Wednesday April 26th
BST 19:30 Nottingham Forest vs Brighton
Suffering FA Cup heartbreak at the hands of Manchester United over the weekend, Brighton will be desperate to claim an immediate response on Wednesday night. However, while Roberto De Zerbi’s men might have failed to punch a famous FA Cup final ticket at Wembley, the mood around the Amex should still be at a real high. Only continuing to shine since appointing the one-time Sassuolo boss back in September, the Seagulls have their sights firmly set on claiming an iconic European finish this season. Gaining a host of plaudits from across the Premier League, Brighton have lost just one of their last seven Premier League appearances. Likewise, last seen in top-flight action picking up a deserved 2-1 victory against Chelsea, De Zerbi’s side have also lost just a single top-flight away fixture since back on October 22nd. Looking to make another top-six statement here, the Seagulls will be looking to cash in on a Nottingham Forest squad who are enduring a public Premier League nightmare. Eventually getting hit with a 3-2 loss away at Liverpool over the weekend, it is no secret that Steve Cooper has a huge amount of pressure on his shoulders. Losing each of their last four straight Premier League appearances and without a single win from their last 11 attempts, Wednesday’s hosts are tipped as a standout contender to be hit with an immediate Championship return this season.
Tip: Brighton win & Under 4.5 goals @ 1/1
20:00 Sheffield United vs West Brom
Although Sheffield United might have failed to pull off an FA Cup semi-final miracle against Manchester City over the weekend, Wednesday’s hosts are within touching distance of securing an automatic Premier League return. Knowing that they can officially book a top-two finish here, Paul Heckingbottom’s side should be relishing a return to Championship duties in midweek. Last seen on second-tier duties picking up a 1-0 victory against Bristol City, the Blades have now won six of their previous seven meetings against Championship opposition. Gaining a string of praise on their second-tier romp this season, a huge part of United’s success has come thanks to their performances at Bramall Lane. In fact, Wednesday’s hosts have won each of their last four appearances in Yorkshire by an aggregate score of 9-3. Watching West Brom eventually get hit with a sluggish 2-1 loss at home against Sunderland over the weekend, Carlos Corberan’s side are showing some extended inconsistencies. Winning just a pair of their last seven Championship appearances, the Baggies face a real uphill battle in their bid to snatch a play-off spot. Facing a tough trip to Yorkshire in midweek, the former Huddersfield boss should also be worried by his most recent meeting against the soon-to-be Premier League outfit. With Sheffield United claiming a 2-0 victory when they traveled to the Midlands for their reverse Championship meeting on October 29th, we are expecting a similar outcome at Bramall Lane.
Tip: Sheffield United win & Under 4.5 goals @ 27/20
20:00 Manchester City vs Arsenal
With all eyes falling on the Etihad in midweek, Wednesday’s showdown looks set to be a season-defining contest in this year’s Premier League title scrap. While Manchester City might still find themselves sat five points adrift of defending their domestic crown, it appears that Pep Guardiola’s side have found top gear at a crucial time. Punching their FA Cup final ticket over the weekend as they claimed a routine 3-0 victory against Championship high-flyers Sheffield United, the Sky Blues are certainly riding what has been a real wave of momentum. Extending on their Champions League adventure last week as they cruised their way to a 4-1 aggregate romp against German giants Bayern Munich, City have also gained a fearsome reputation for their success on home soil. In fact, Wednesday’s hosts have won all 12 of their appearances at the Etihad since opening 2023. Handed the chance to make a heavyweight Premier League statement here, the former Barcelona boss should also be excited by a rampant record against their bitter title rivals. Claiming a 3-1 victory when they traveled to north London for their reverse Premier League showdown on February 15th, it should be noted that City have won each of their previous seven meetings against the Gunners. With Arenal forced to settle for a remarkable 3-3 draw at home against leading relegation scrappers Southampton over the weekend, Mikel Arteta’s young squad are showing some signs of a recent wobble.
Tip: Manchester City win & Over 1.5 goals @ 20/21
Our Wednesday Accumulator:
Nottingham Forest vs Brighton – Brighton win & Under 4.5 goals @ 1/1
Sheffield United vs West Brom – Sheffield United win & Under 4.5 goals @ 27/20
Manchester City vs Arsenal – Manchester City win & Over 1.5 goals @ 20/21
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