Aston Villa - Chelsea Betting Preview: Back over 2.5 goals in this evening Premier League clash

Jose Mourinho's side will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League as they travel to the midlands at the weekend, with our tipster backing plenty of goals
With Arsenal and Manchester City both slipping up in recent weeks, Chelsea have some daylight between them and the chasing pack at the top of the Premier League.

With seven points separating the Blues from Liverpool and Arsenal, they will be looking to gain three points this weekend as they face Aston Villa, who still aren't safe from the drop, despite sitting in 11th position.

The bottom 10 is extremely tight in the league, and Aston Villa come into this match with only six points between themselves and Cardiff in 18th.

Paul Lambert's side won convincingly at home last time out against Norwich though, something has been a rare sight for the Villa faithful after losing nine of their 14 home league games this season. bet365 price them at 6/1 (7.00) to put a dent in Chelsea's title hopes.

Jose Mourinho will be confident coming into this match, with Chelsea hammering rivals Tottenham Hotspur last time out 4-0.

The Blues have been in sensational form in the league and certainly look the team to beat, staying unbeaten in their last 14 matches, winning 11 of those games. bet365 price them at 1/2 (1.50) to take all three points, with the same firm pricing the draw at 3/1 (4.00).

Chelsea and Aston Villa have been involved in some high scoring matches in recent years, with 20 goals being scored in the last four head-to-head fixtures. Earlier this season Chelsea battled past the Villains at the Bridge, winning 2-1.

The over 2.5 goals bet at 19/20 (1.95) looks like a fantastic price with bet365. This has paid out in four of Villa's last five matches at home, including comfortably in their 4-1 win against Norwich. With Chelsea netting seven goals in their last two matches, expect plenty of goals at Villa Park.

Over 2.5 goals at 19/20 (1.95) for 1.5pts with bet365

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