With the FA Cup once again stealing centre stage in midweek, we have plenty of eye-catching affairs from across Britain’s elite.
On a Wednesday schedule that also boasts a quartet of Scottish Premiership showdowns, we have found a pair of intriguing betting markets that are worth keeping an eye out for.
19:45 Kilmarnock vs Livingston
While Kilmarnock might have found themselves scrapping it out at the foot of the Premiership table last season, Derek McInnes’ men have made a string of improvements this time around. Although Wednesday’s hosts might have been disappointed last weekend as they eventually had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate away at Motherwell, Killie should be smelling a real opportunity here.
Although the former Aberdeen boss might have seen his squad open the New Year with a 3-1 loss at the hands of Rangers, that is the only defeat that they have suffered from any of their previous 10 appearances across all competitions.
With that extended flurry stemming all the way back to December 2nd, Kilmarnock have also continued to gain a reputation for their continued success on home soil.
Extending on their League Cup adventure on January 20th as they clinched a routine 2-0 victory against Dundee, McInnes’ side have suffered just a single defeat at Rugby Park since the end of September.
On the flip side, continuing on what has been a public Premiership crisis, it is no secret that Livingston are tipped as a leading relegation contender in 2024.
Sat rock-bottom of the table and collecting just 13 points from their 24 top-flight appearances this season, Wednesday’s guests have come under a huge amount of scrutiny.
In fact, on what has become an infamous rut, David Martindale’s men have remarkably lost all of their previous nine straight showdowns away from the Almondave Stadium.
Likewise, hit with a 3-1 defeat when they travelled to Rugby Park back on October 21st, Livingston will certainly face a real challenge here.
Kilmarnock vs Livingston Betting Tip: Kilmarnock win & Both teams to score @ 3/1 with Pribet
20:00 Aston Villa vs Chelsea
Making what was a welcomed return to winning ways over the weekend as they secured a 5-0 romp away at Sheffield United, Aston Villa will certainly be looking to make another statement here. Only continuing to receive a string of plaudits this season and riding a famous wave of momentum, Unai Emery’s men have their sights firmly set on securing a Champions League ticket in 2024.
Battling it out in the top-four chase and with the mood in their camp at a red-hot high, the ex-Arsenal boss should be dreaming of the chance to mount a genuine FA Cup charge this year.
Although Villa might have been disappointed last week as they had to settle for a first-leg 0-0 stalemate at Stamford Bridge, they do hold a stellar recent record against Wednesday’s guests.
Including a 1-0 victory when they travelled to the capital while on Premier League duties back on September 24th, Emery’s men have collected back-to-back top-flight wins against the former champions.
Putting in a nightmare performance over the weekend as they eventually slumped to a 4-2 defeat at home against Wolves, Chelsea find themselves at the heart of an extended crisis.
With mounting pressure on Mauricio Pochettino’s shoulders in west London, the Blues have also received a reputation for their glaring issues away from Stamford Bridge.
Including a 4-1 drumming at the hands of Liverpool last week, the former Tottenham boss has seen his struggling squad lose six of their last seven showdowns outside of the capital – a run that stems all the way back to November 6th.
Aston Villa vs Chelsea Betting Tip: Aston Villa win @ 11/10 with Luckster
Wednesday’s Daily Double
- Kilmarnock vs Livingston – Kilmarnock win & Both teams to score @ 3/1
- Aston Villa vs Chelsea – Aston Villa win @ 11/10
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