Chelsea vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 28 December 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea welcome Aston Villa to the Stamford Bridge for a potential thriller on Monday, the Blues looking to bounce back from a humiliating defeat at Arsenal on Saturday.
It is a huge set back for Frank Lampard and his men, who were looking solid and capable of challenging for title in the early first half of the 2020/21 season. The past two weeks turned their fortunes upside down and they lost 3 in the space of 4 games having lost just once in the first 11 games of the season.
Evidently, Chelsea have now dropped down to 7th in the standings, level on points with Aston Villa, but the visitors played 2 games fewer.
The Villans too had a difficult period midway through October to the end of November. But they went to celebrate Christmas in a positive mood with a 3 match unbeaten streak. They made it to 4 games on Saturday by thrashing Palace 3-0, that too by playing the entire second half with 10-men.
It will be worth noting that Aston Villa kept a clean sheet in those 4 games while picking 3 wins and a draw. They also have a knack of surprising teams sitting in the top 6, the rout against Liverpool still remains in the memory along with a narrow win against Leicester City.
However, only Liverpool bagged a win at Stamford Bridge this season and this is why the bookies are pricing Chelsea win on Monday at 1.60 odds. Meantime, Aston Villa with an excellent away stats of 5 wins and 1 draw can be backed at sky high 4.50 odd.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Head-to-head
- The previous six h2h meetings were won by Chelsea.
- Both fixtures of last season saw the same 2-1 ft scoreline.
- There have been over 2.5 goals in 5 of them, but both teams scored in just 3.
- At home, Chelsea’s record is even better, on a 5 match winning streak and lost just once in 16 games across all competitions.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Prediction
We find the over 2.5 goals as the best bet for this English Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa. To back up with stats, the Blues saw 3 of more goals in 10 of their 15 EPL games in this season while the visitors saw this in 9 of their 13 fixtures.
This also brings the the both teams to score in the match as a decent option. It doesn’t go without saying that both teams have some brilliant attacking players at their disposal and even they can even produce goals from the midfield and setpieces when least expected.
The full-time result will be too close to call because Villa seems like a totally different side this season and tend to up their game while coming against the traditional elites of English football. To sum up, we stick to the goal markets and hope for an exciting finish at the Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.57 odd
Both teams to score in the match @ 1.57 odd.