Stadium: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Referee: Martin Atkinson.
Aston Villa: Sanson (?), Steer (?), Davis (?), Nakamba, Traore.
Chelsea: Jorginho (?), Loftus-Chick (?), Havertz, Chilwell.
Aston Villa played the last match on December 14, where they beat Norwich without a chance (2: 0). In that game, Gerrard’s team looked really like a team from a different division. Thanks to this victory, Birmingham moved up to tenth place. The English specialist won four games out of six as head coach of Aston Villa, which earned the fans of this team the favor.
Chelsea semi-reserve team won the League Cup “Brentford” and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament, complicating the calendar. The Blues have no postponed games, but they will play six matches in fifteen days. The main forces will be thrown, of course, into the championship, hardly the Carabao Cup, even at the semi-final stage, is so important for the Londoners. After six games in a row with conceded goals, Chelsea’s goalkeepers returned to zero in the next two.
Three points for guests are quoted at 1.71, which is extremely reckless. By game “Aston Villa” is not so bad right now that at home they practically do not leave a chance. The team lost to both Liverpool and Manchester City in the fight with the minimum score. On 1X you can bet with a factor of 2.24…
You can even try to take the handicap (0) for 3.84… If you do not like to take a lot of risks, then (+1) for hosts is also a good option – 1.68. By the way, at the end of last season, the Birminghamans were able to beat Tuchel’s team in their field (2: 1). Even in the crisis year 2020, Aston Villa lost only 1: 2 at Villa Park.
Betting on the bookmaker’s top (2.5) and “both to score” have been played six times in the last ten matches. Under Gerrard, the team never lost with a difference of 2+ goals, the Birminghamians scored five times out of six.
The Blues have the same health and safety indicators (2.5), but there is also a trend for their own total over 1.5. We managed to break the handicap (-1.5) only three times in the last ten matches.
You can bet on Aston Villa’s goal for 1.64…
Forecast and bet on the match “Aston Villa” – “Chelsea”
The defense of the hosts is now in perfect order, and there are no new injuries / infections with covid yet. Chelsea’s individual total under 1.5 yields a decent 1.92… For Gerrard, the games against Chelsea will always be special, as this is where he could have moved in 2004, but fortunately did not.