There is just one Premier League game scheduled for Saturday as Aston Villa and Wolves square off at Villa Park (match result – Aston Villa 19/5, draw 11/4, Wolves 4/5).
After an overload of top-flight football over the past two weeks, the FA Cup’s return this weekend has impacted the amount of league action on offer.
Villa and Wolves are both seeking three points for two very different reasons when they meet at Villa Park in the 12:30 kick-off.
Dean Smith’s side are winless since the restart, losing one and drawing two, as they face a serious fight for their top-flight status.
The Villains are 4/11 with Betfred to be relegated as they head into Saturday’s engagement sitting 19th, although they could finish the day as high as 16th if they pick up a much-needed victory.
However, taking all three points won’t be easy as they gear up to meet an impressive Wolves side with Champions League football in their sights.
Wolves have won both matches since returning earlier this month, keeping successive clean sheets, and have ramped up the pressure in the race for a top-four spot.
Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Bournemouth has the Molineux outfit sitting level on points with Manchester United in fifth.
United and Chelsea, who are fourth, are both involved in the FA Cup this weekend and a win for Wolves would put them within two points of the west Londoners.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men earned a 2-1 result on home soil against Villa earlier in the season with Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez on the scoresheet.
Jimenez is 6/1 to score a header with Betfred’s Saturday live football specials and that could offer some value with the Mexican having already registered twice since the restart to take his season tally in the league to 15.