Aston Villa-Chelsea Betting Preview: Expect goals in a game that both sides desperately need to win

Two teams still fighting for contrasting objectives meet in the only Premier League game on Saturday at Villa Park, with our tipster backing goals and has a 11/5 value bet
With Chelsea drawing 2-2 midweek against Tottenham, Rafa Benitez’s men still need to find at least four points from their last two matches to secure Champions League football next year.

The Blues are three points ahead of Spurs who sit in fifth, with Arsenal being sandwiched between the two sides in fourth, two points behind Chelsea.

In contrast, Aston Villa are still fighting to stay in the Premier League. After victory at Norwich last weekend, they are sitting pretty in 13th on 40 points, and a win over Chelsea surely securing their league survival.

Chelsea come into this match with an inconsistent recent run away from home. Benitez’s men impressively won away at Manchester United last weekend, but have lost three of their last six away from Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are unbeaten in their last four visits to Villa Park though and are favourites with BetVictor at 10/11 (1.91) to come away with a win.

Aston Villa pulled off a vital victory last weekend with a late goal from Gabriel Agbonlahor away at Norwich. The Villains have now only lost once in their last five, which has seen them move away from the bottom three and on the verge of safety. BetVictor price them at 31/10 (4.10) to continue their fantastic run with a victory. The same firm offer the draw at 27/10 (3.70).

Both sides have been involved in some thrillers of late and found goals easy to come by. However, the defences haven’t been doing quite so well, which makes the Over 2.5 goals bet of 3/4 (1.75) with BetVictor a fantastic price. This bet would have paid out in seven of Villa’s last eight, as well as nine of Chelsea’s last 11 games.

For those looking for extra value, it’s worth backing Aston Villa’s man of the moment, Gabby Agbonlahor.

After a slow start to the campaign, Agbonlahor has found form at the vital time and has netted six goals in his last seven matches. BetVictor price him at 11/5 (3.20) to find the net anytime, a bet certainly worth investing in.

Over 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75) with Bet Victor
Gabby Agbonlahor to score anytime at 11/5 (3.20) with Bet Victor

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