Chelsea and Aston Villa face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Aston Villa Odds
Chelsea comes into this game as the favorite sitting at -110 while Aston Villa is the underdog sitting at +290. The total sits in this game at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -160.
Chelsea Betting Preview
Chelsea comes into this game sitting in 14th place in the standings having picked up five points. Chelsea have not been good enough this season, and last Sunday they played to a 0-0 draw against AFC Bournemouth. Chelsea had 65 percent of the possession and six shots on target, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated. Chelsea has failed to score a goal in the last two games. One issue for Chelsea all season has been the injuries and it looks like it’s going to be an issue again here. Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, Trevoh Chalobah, and Marc Cucurella have all been ruled out for this game.
Aston Villa Betting Preview
Aston Villa sits in 7th place in the standings having picked up nine points. Last Saturday, Aston Villa faced off against Crystal Palace and they were able to secure the 3-1 victory. In a midweek Europa Conference game, Aston Villa faced off Legia Warszawa and they were defeated 3-2. Emiliano Buendia is still dealing with an injury and that is a big loss for this team. Aston Villa is an going to need the defense to be good here. Aston Villa needs to lock down here and then hope to get a goal late. If they score the first goal look for Aston Villa to take a defensive shape and really try to lockdown here.
Shane’s Free Pick
This total is too high. Chelsea’s offense has been an issue heading into this game and it’s going to be no different in this game. I do think their defense is going to lockdown here, and also though, and that is going to be the difference here. This game will only have a goal or two goals scored total and the under is going to cash.