Football betting tips for Aston Villa vs Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend.
Top of the table Chelsea head to the Midlands to take on Aston Villa in the Saturday evening kick off looking to extend their seven point buffer at the Premier League summit.
The visitors are clear favourites with Bet Victor offering the best price on an away win at 11/20, while Villa are out at 13/2 with Stan James. The best price on the draw comes at 10/3, also with Bet Victor.
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Chelsea, under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho after a six year absence may not have been brilliant to watch this season, but there is no faulting the managers performance since his return to West London. You may like me be bored of some of the mind games, his most recent claiming Manchester City, a full nine points behind Chelsea, are in ‘pole position’ for the title, but you cannot question the way he has his team playing. They have been ruthlessly effective, controlling games and grinding results out, and that is what wins you titles. It is a daunting prospect for a Villa side who are still nervously looking over their shoulder as the relegation battle continues to intensify in what will surely go down as one of the tightest seasons at the foot of the Premier League.
Aston Villa are 11th in the standings, but are closer to Fulham in 20th in terms of points than they are Southampton in 9th, and cannot yet be sure of survival as we move into the closing months. With a decent run any of the sides in the bottom half could put some distance between themselves and the drop zone, but I don’t expect Villa to start such a chain of events in this one.
Chelsea come in to this fixture unbeaten in the league since early December, whilst Villa have won just one of their last five, that coming last time out against hapless Norwich. The form book says a Chelsea win and it is hard to see anything other than that outcome in this one. Chelsea’s success, particularly away from home has been built upon a rock solid defence which has conceded just three goals in the league in 2014. Against a Villa side who have been a little goal shy in many of their games, I fancy Chelsea not only to win this won but to keep a clean sheet in doing so. Sky Bet offer 6/4 on Chelsea to win to nil which is good value for our first Aston Villa v Chelsea betting tip, and with Christian Benteke not proving as reliable as he did last season Villa lack a leader in the final third, so could struggle to break Chelsea down.
Chelsea have looked extremely professional this season and have as I said managed games well without always looking like they’ve reached top gear. Bet365 offer odds of 13/2 on Chelsea to win 2-0, and while Chelsea will perhaps have half an eye on next week’s Champions League tie with Galatasaray this is the sort of scoreline I would expect them to produce from an assured, professional performance at Vila Park.
Many of Chelsea’s goals this season have come from midfield where they are overrun with world class talent, and Eden Hazard can be found at 7/1 with Bet Victor to get the first against Villa and that makes up our final football betting tip.
Chelsea should have far too much for a young Villa side who despite improving on last season’s showing are still some way off the top clubs in the division. I can’t see anything other than an away win here, and would ever consider a look at a handicap bet, where Bet Victor offer 8/5 on Chelsea -1, a deficit they should have no problem overturning.
Chelsea to win to nil – bet here at 6/4 (Sky Bet)
Chelsea to win 2-0 – bet here at 13/2 (Bet365)
Eden Hazard to score first – bet here at 7/1 (Bet Victor)
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