Ace Football previews the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Chelsea and offers betting tips, odds, and stats.
Chelsea head to Villa Park hoping to seal a top-four spot in their final Premier League game of the season.
The Blues are in 3rd in the standings on 67 points from 37 matches and 15 points above their latest opponents Aston Villa, who lie 11th.
The Villans paddling along.
It has been up and down for Aston Villa going into this match as league results offer little sense of progress. In their previous 3 matches, Dean Smith’s side ended with a 0-0 draw against Everton and went on to a 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace. Their latest match served up a 2-1 win against Tottenham.
The Lions could be in for a thrashing on home soil, considering their appalling run of 1 win, 2 draws, and 3 defeats in the last 6 games at Villa Park.
The Blues can build on recent win
Results have been on par, so to speak, for The Blues in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their last 3 matches, Chelsea were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal, followed by a 1-0 defeat against Leicester. Their most recent match brought a 2-1 win against Leicester.
The Blues seems absolutely red hot when on the road, and with 4 wins in the last 6 matches since March. Anything but a win will be a huge disappointment.
The Villans vs Chelsea h2h
Chelsea look to extend superior advantage:
Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Aston Villa played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The pair were evenly matched on the day and played out a 1-1 scoreline. Entertainment seems close to guaranteed with over 2.5 goals paying out as a winning bet in 7 of the previous 10 times these two clubs have faced each other. Chelsea usually enjoy playing Aston Villa, taking all 3 points against them 8 times in the last 10 meetings in the Premier League.
Season facts for Aston Villa and Chelsea.
Facts are calculated for Premier League
- Aston Villa did not win the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Aston Villa conceded in the last 11 of 13 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Aston Villa’s last 8 of 10 matches;
- Aston Villa scored in the last 9 of 11 matches.
- Chelsea has won the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Chelsea unbeaten in the last 8 matches in a row when playing away;
- Chelsea has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Chelsea has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away.
According to the bookmakers, Chelsea are favorites to win. A bet on a win for Chelsea will get you odds 1.47, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 68% chance of beating Aston Villa. If you want to bet your money on Aston Villa the best odds are 6.50.