Chelsea vs Aston Villa Pick – EPL Predictions & Odds 4/1/23

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Chelsea and Aston Villa face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea vs Aston Villa Odds

Chelsea is the favorite sitting at -150 while Aston Villa is the underdog sitting at +450. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -110. 

Chelsea Betting Preview

Chelsea comes into this game sitting in 10th place in the standings having picked up 38 points. Chelsea has been inconsistent all season and it happened again in the last game. Against Everton, Chelsea scored two goals, but the defense gave up two goals, and that led to them only picking up a point. Chelsea has a lot of concerns heading into this game in terms of who is going to be available. Armando Broja and Thiago Silva have both already been ruled out for this team. Kai Havertz and Reece James also had to pull out of international duty and it’s unclear their status. 

Aston Villa Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Aston Villa who sits in 11th place in the standings having picked up 38 points. In the last game against AFC Bournemouth, Aston Villa scored three goals on the way to the victory. Aston Villa had 56 percent of the possession and nine shots on target. Matty Cash suffered a calf injury during international duty and now it appears he’s going to be out the next couple of weeks. Jed Steer and Philippe Coutinho are also banged heading into this game. 

Shane’s Free Pick 

Chelsea is it a nice price here. Even with the injury concerns, they are at home, and their defense is going to step up in a big way here. Aston Villa isn’t going to even score a goal here, and that is going to be the difference here. Chelsea might only score a goal, but it will be enough to secure the win. Back Chelsea -1.5. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:Chelsea- 1.5