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Aston Villa v Chelsea: Match Preview & Odds

As we look ahead to this key fixture at Villa Park, here at betting.bet you’ll find the latest team news, expert betting tips and match insights as well as the latest free bet offers and match odds

Aston Villa v Chelsea: Match Preview & Odds
Aston Villa v Chelsea: Match Preview & Odds

Aston Villa host Chelsea at Villa Park on Saturday evening in one of seven Premier League fixtures taking place throughout the day. As we look ahead to this key fixture at Villa Park, here at betting.bet you’ll find the latest team news, the best football betting tips and match insights as well as the latest free bet offers and match odds from our betting partners at Coral.

Form

In Unai Emery’s first full season at Villa Park, Aston Villa are flying high in the Premier League and look on course to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League. Aston Villa sit fourth in the Premier League with 66 points from their 34 matches so far. Emery’s side have won two straight Premier League games, following up an impressive 2-0 win away at Arsenal by defeating AFC Bournemouth 3-1 at Villa Park at the weekend.

Chelsea are still in the hunt for European qualification but will have to dust themselves off after a humiliating 5-0 defeat at Arsenal on Tuesday evening. Prior to that heavy loss Chelsea had gone eight league games without a defeat.

Aston Villa v Chelsea: Head-to-Head

Aston Villa were 1-0 winners in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season with an Ollie Watkins strike the difference. However, Chelsea did knock Aston Villa out of this season's FA Cup, earning a 3-1 fourth round replay win at Villa Park. Chelsea have won on their last three visits to Villa Park in all competitions, winning 2-0 in the corresponding fixture last season.

Premier League highlights: Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa

Betting Tips

Aston Villa are full of confidence at the moment and look in good shape to earn a top four spot. Despite their poor recent record at home to Chelsea, we’re backing the hosts to keep their winning run going on Saturday.

Erling Haaland’s prolonged absence from the Manchester City team has blown the Golden Boot race wide open in the Premier League and on Saturday we’ll see two of the league’s most prolific goalscorers stake a claim to the award with Ollie Watkins and Cole Palmer set to line up against each other.

Ollie Watkins has scored three goals in Aston Villa’s last three league games to take his tally to 19 Premier League goals for the season. Meanwhile, Cole Palmer has netted 20 times in the Premier League this season. Palmer missed the defeat to Arsenal on Tuesday but has incredibly scored seven times in his last three league appearances including four of Chelsea’s six goals in their 6-0 demolition of Everton last week.

Here are just some goalscorer markets including both Watkins and Cole worth consideration.

Ollie WatkinsCole Palmer
To score at any time13/1021/20
First goalscorer9/24/1
Last goalscorer9/24/1
To score 2 or more7/111/2
To score a hat-trick33/122/1
To score in both halves12/19/1

Match Odds

Aston VillaDrawChelsea
6/511/42/1
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