Room 4-4-2 Weekend Picks: Can Aston Villa keep rolling?
Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, April 1, 2023. Photo credit: David Cliff/AP

Each week, the crew from our partners at Room 4-4-2 will be sharing a wager they fancy ahead of the weekend action on the pitch.

Here are this week’s picks!

James Sharman (@jamessharman):
Aston Villa tie no bet vs Brentford (+100)
Outside of Manchester City, no team is hotter than Aston Villa, with five straight wins including four clean sheets.  Brentford, on the other hand, is running on fumes after a strong campaign. They're winless in five, however with only two home losses all season, I like the protection of the draw.

Albert Vartanian (@AlbertVartanian):
Newcastle + Under 3.5 (+155)
It takes a really organized side to put together a complete performance at St. James Park. Unfortunately for Tottenham, they are not that side. Spurs have lost six of their last seven Premier League matches against the current top six, and are coming off an embarrassing loss to Bournemouth, so confidence is extremely low. As for Newcastle, they won five on the spin before their loss to Aston Villa. They’ll also be motivated to go six points up on Spurs with a win

Sara Poraria (@SaraPoraria):
Brighton to beat Man Utd (+128)
Brighton at plus money in the FA Cup semifinal, is great value. Their football under De Zerbi has been fantastic, losing only one match in their past nine across all competitions! And with Manchester United crashing out of the Europa League to Sevilla, looking extremely discombobulated in that match, it's Brighton’s chance to pounce on a wounded United.

Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh94):
Manchester City ML + U 3.5 Goals (+138) 
Make no mistake about it, the Cityzens are back, as they’re set to take on the FA Cup’s Cinderella story in Sheffield United. Under normal circumstances, I would take City and the over, but given that Pep Guardiola’s side is in the midst of a Premier League title push AND a UEFA Champions League run, the FA Cup is at the bottom of their priority list. Meanwhile, Sheffield will be amped by the prospect of playing at Wembley.  

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