Football Tips: Man City & Man Utd to triumph in Wednesday’s 8/1 PP News Daily Double

PPTV presenter Justin Kenny has picked out his best bets for Wednesday.


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6pm: Man City v Aston Villa

Manchester City will be looking to continue their excellent run of form when they welcome Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium in the early kick off on Wednesday. City are unbeaten in 15 games in all competitions and are looking as good as ever in recent games.

They meet a Villa side whose first team players have not played since New Year’s Day with the club forced to field a youth team in their FA Cup defeat to Liverpool due to Coronavirus outbreak. City have had their own Coronavirus issues and are likely to be without Sergio Aguero who is self-isolating.

Such is City’s form it won’t be a concern for Pep Guardiola who had the luxury of resting Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez in their 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace last time. Manchester City’s head-to-head with Aston Villa in 40 Premier League games is 24 wins with seven draws and the last time the sides met City thumped Villa 6-1 at Villa Park.

Wednesday 6pm: Man City v Aston Villa
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Dean Smith’s side are in a different place to that heavy defeat and are one of the teams of the season to date. However, after two weeks away – most of which was spent in isolation – this is a nightmare return fixture. The last thing the team need is to chase shadows against Manchester City who look like the side of a few seasons ago.

They will be delighted to get back into action and in some ways have nothing to lose. Dean Smith will have high hopes for the rest of the season with the talented squad he now has and arguably a world-class player in the form of Jack Grealish.

The fact that Manchester City are in such good form and with Aston Villa returning there can only be one winner. This Aston Villa side, however, looked excellent before their enforced break and can cause City a few problems at the back. The Bet is Man City to Win and Both Teams To Score.

8.15pm: Fulham v Man Utd

Manchester United face a third away trip in succession when they travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in the late kick-off on Wednesday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will have been reasonably happy with the result against Liverpool and now the dust has settled its another tough fixture out of the way and they remain top of the league for now.

Manchester United are likely to welcome back the likes of Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic and Edison Cavani while Mason Greenwood and Donny van de Beek will certainly be looking for game time. Scott Parker’s relegation-threatened Cottagers had a very tough game both mentally and physically against Chelsea as they were down to 10 men for the entire second half and lost out to a late winner.

Wednesday 8.15pm: Fulham v Manchester United
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That game and the league standing must be disheartening for Fulham on the back of some decent results as they seem to be getting nowhere. United will be looking to equal a club-record run of 17 away games unbeaten and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will demand full concentration.

Fulham are looking for just their second win of the season and when the sides last met at Craven Cottage back in February 2019 in the Premier league United won easily 3-0. I expect an easy win for The Red Devils but with a couple of United’s defenders anxious about picking up yellow cards with a big game at the weekend I do see Fulham scoring. The Bet is Man Utd win and Both Teams To Score.

PP News Daily Double

So, the PP News Wednesday Double is Man City to beat Aston Villa and Both Teams To Score and Man Utd to beat Fulham with Both Teams To Score.

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