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Aston Villa vs Chelsea Premier League Predictions, Tips and Odds: Pochettino’s woes to continue?

Aston Villa will be hoping to tighten their grip on a top-four spot when they host Chelsea this weekend. The Blues saw their own European hopes hit hard with their humbling against Arsenal in midweek.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea predictions

Aston Villa vs Chelsea: Predictions

Bet Prediction Midnite odds
BTTS? No 15/8
Correct Score Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea 14/1
First Goalscorer Ollie Watkins 9/2

The stats behind our Aston Villa vs Chelsea predictions:

  • Unai Emery has won his last three league games against Chelsea without his side conceding.
  • Chelsea have conceded at least two goals in each of their past three away league games.
  • Ollie Watkins has scored in his last two Premier League games against Chelsea.

Pochettino’s blues to continue

Things were looking up for Chelsea in their hunt for a return to European football. The Blues had almost put their destiny in their own hand, closing the gap on the teams above them with games in hand. This game thanks to an eight-game unbeaten run in the Premier League which brought four wins and four draws. But that has come to a screeching halt.

In midweek, Chelsea made the short trip to the Emirates hoping to put a dent in Arsenal’s title hopes. But it was completely the opposite. Chelsea left the Emirates after a 5-0 thrashing, following an all-round poor performance which has the vultures circling around Mauricio Pochettino once again. It leaves Chelsea in ninth, now six points behind sixth-placed Manchester United with only one game in hand.

Aston Villa, meanwhile, are in a good position. With four games left to play, Unai Emery’s side are fourth in the Premier League, six points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. The north London side do have two games in hand, but Villa will fancy their chances of keeping hold of the spot, particularly with goal difference.

There was a wobble for Villa recently, which included a 4-1 defeat to Manchester City, that allowed Tottenham to take some semblance of control. But the Villans bounced back from that with three games unbeaten, including wins over Arsenal and Bournemouth. That, coupled with a defeat to Tottenham last time out, has things looking bright for Villa.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea match tip

Aston Villa to win and BTTS No @ 9/2 with Midnite

Chelsea were in a good run before the weekend, but when you look deeper things still weren’t too great. The Blues have won just one of their last Premier League games played outside of London, beating Luton alongside two draws and five defeats. At the same time, Aston Villa have won 20 games in the Premier League this season, the most they’ve managed in a 38-match top-flight campaign since 1989/90 — when they won 21.

Emery has also been enjoying his league games against Chelsea recently, winning each of his past three against the Blues without his sides conceding a single goal.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea odds

Aston Villa

*Odds correct as of 07:30 on April 23. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Aston Villa were already the favourites to win this one, given their home form and Chelsea’s struggles in general. But those odds shortened slightly after the Blues’ demolition at the hands of Arsenal in midweek.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea team news

Aston Villa team news

In  Out Doubtful
Douglas Luiz Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Jacob Ramsey, Alex Moreno, Nicolo Zaniolo

Douglas Luiz returns from suspension after serving a two-match ban for receiving 10 yellow cards in the Premier League this season. However, Villa remain without Alex Moreno for a little while longer, alongside Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia and Boubacar Kamara who are all out for the season.

Top Scorer: Ollie Watkins (19)

Card Magnet: Douglas Luiz (10)

Assist Ace: Ollie Watkins (12)

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu, Reece James, Robert Sanchez, Christopher Nkunku, Levi Colwill, Malo Gusto, Ben Chilwell Cole Palmer

Chelsea will be hoping that Cole Palmer has recovered from the illness that saw him miss the defeat to Arsenal in midweek. But the Blues remain without a host of players including Malo Gusto, Christopher Nkunku, Robert Sanchez, Reece James and Levi Colwill.

Top Scorer: Cole Palmer (20)

Card Magnet: Nicolas Jackson, Moises Caicedo (9)

Assist Ace: Cole Palmer (9)

How to watch Aston Villa vs Chelsea Live

Chelsea’s trip to Aston Villa is scheduled for 8pm (UK time) on Saturday 27th April and will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 1. You can follow all the latest action and stats on the Squawka Live X feed.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea head-to-head

  • 7 February 2024 – Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea – FA Cup
  • 26 January 2024 – Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa – FA Cup
  • 24 September 2023 – Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 1 April 2023 – Chelsea 0-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 16 October 2022 – Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League

Chelsea ended a three-game winless run against Aston Villa earlier this year by knocking the Villans out of the FA Cup after a replay. But Villa did win the league fixture at Stamford Bridge in September.

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