FA Cup can be perfect tonic for Villa

Aston Villa v Ipswich

PAUL LAMBERT is under huge pressure at the moment but I reckon he’ll be welcoming an FA Cup tie right now.

There are many people who reckon Aston Villa are set for an embarrassing fall at home to Ipswich but my money is on the Premier League outfit at a decent price.

Clearly Villa are in poor form though the 2-2 draw against Swansea did at least end a sequence of horror defeats. But the pressure’s off and it isn’t as though they are up against a side setting the Championship alight.

Ipswich are themselves in a relegation scrap and Mick McCarthy has said he’ll make changes. I also like Leeds at home to injury-hit Birmingham but Villa are my main bet on Saturday.

Aston Villa

Match in Focus

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Wales v Andorra

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Wales have scored two goals or fewer in 40 of their last 41 competitive matches
Expert verdict
Wales are celebrating Euro 2016 qualification and a party atmosphere is in store when they host Group B basement boys Andorra. A win might be enough to lift them above group leaders Belgium but Chris Coleman’s side are unlikely to be fully focused and that should help the Andorrans in their efforts to keep the score down.


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