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Wednesday's FA Cup predictions including Aston Villa vs. Chelsea

Sports Mole provides score predictions and previews for all of today's FA Cup fixtures, including Aston Villa vs. Chelsea.


Nott'm Forest vs. Bristol City (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Nottingham Forest's Callum Hudson-Odoi celebrates scoring their first goal on February 4, 2024© Reuters

Aiming to make lightning strike twice in FA Cup replays, Nottingham Forest host Bristol City in Wednesday's fourth-round rematch at the City Ground.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men played out a goalless draw with their Championship counterparts at Ashton Gate on January 26, but both sides have previous when it comes to prevailing at the second bite of the cherry.

We say: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City


Forest may not be as prolific in the final third as they were during the earliest days of Santo's reign - their attacking display at Ashton Gate certainly left a lot to be desired - and concerns over the fitness of Bournemouth hero Hudson-Odoi is not what the doctor ordered.

However, faced with a Bristol City side who flatter to deceive on the road and were fortunate to only lose by one against Leeds, Forest could conjure up an identical success over the Robins en route to a glamour fifth-round meeting with Manchester United.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match


Aston Villa vs. Chelsea (Wednesday, 8.00pm)

Chelsea's Conor Gallagher reacts after Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matheus Cunha scores their third goal on February 3, 2024© Reuters

Teetering on the edge of yet another on-field crisis, Chelsea bid to right some Premier League wrongs in the FA Cup, where Aston Villa lie in wait for Wednesday's fourth-round replay.

The teams reconvene at Villa Park after shaking hands on a goalless draw in West London, and a home meeting with either Leeds United or Plymouth Argyle is in store for the midweek victor.

We say: Aston Villa 3-1 Chelsea


Remarkably, all of Aston Villa's last five home games in the FA Cup have ended in defeat, but faced with a permeable Chelsea side who are often easy pickings on the road, that curse should be lifted here.

While we do have faith in Chelsea to avoid their unwanted scoreless record against the Lions, they are at risk of being overwhelmed by Emery's red-hot attackers, who ought to propel their side into the fifth round while piling even more pressure on the under-fire Pochettino.

> Click here to read our full preview for this match

> How Chelsea could line up against Aston Villa

> Chelsea injury, suspension list vs. Aston Villa

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool27196264253963
2Manchester CityMan City26185359263359
3Arsenal26184462233958
4Aston Villa27174659372255
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs26155655391650
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd26142103636044
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham2712694347-442
8Newcastle UnitedNewcastle271241157451240
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2710984944539
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves27115114043-338
11Chelsea26106104443136
12Fulham27105123942-335
13Bournemouth2577113347-1428
14Crystal Palace2777133247-1528
15Brentford2775153950-1126
16Everton2787122937-825
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2766153449-1524
18Luton TownLuton2655163754-1720
19Burnley2634192558-3313
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2634192266-4413

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