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Aston Villa vs. Chelsea prediction, odds, time: 2024 English Premier League picks, best bets for April 27

Aston Villa attempt to avenge their loss in the FA Cup when they host Chelsea on Saturday in a 2023-24 English Premier League matchup. Aston Villa (20-6-8) edged Chelsea 1-0 in their first meeting of the Premier League season but dropped a 3-1 decision to the Blues in the fourth round of the FA Cup in February. The Villans are riding a three-game unbeaten streak in league play after defeating Bournemouth 3-1 last weekend. Chelsea (13-8-11), who lost to Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals, had their eight-game EPL unbeaten streak halted with a 5-0 setback at Arsenal on Tuesday.

Kickoff at Villa Park is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Villans are +115 favorites (risk $100 to win $115) in the latest Aston Villa vs. Chelsea odds, while the Blues are +210 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +270 and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before locking in any Chelsea vs. Aston Villa picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon “Buckets” Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. In 2023, he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors. That included an 86-59-5 record in the Premier League for a $3,463 profit. Anybody following saw big returns.

Now, Eimer has broken down Aston Villa vs. Chelsea from every angle and revealed his picks and English Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Chelsea vs. Aston Villa:

  • Aston Villa vs. Chelsea money line: Villans +115, Blues +210, Draw +270
  • Aston Villa vs. Chelsea over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Aston Villa vs. Chelsea spread: Villans -0.5 (+110)
  • AV: The Villans have won four of their last five home matches across all competitions
  • CHE: The Blues have won seven of their last nine EPL games at Villa Park
  • Aston Villa vs. Chelsea picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Aston Villa 

The Villans are looking to strengthen their hold on a top-four spot in the Premier League table as they are six points ahead of Tottenham for fourth place but have played two more games. Aston Villa have one of the top offensive players in the league in Ollie Watkins, who ranks third with 19 goals and leads the EPL with a career-high 12 assists. The 28-year-old forward has netted three tallies over his last three league matches and scored the lone goal in the victory against Chelsea last September.

Meanwhile, Leon Bailey appears to have broken out of his funk, as he has converted in back-to-back Premier League contests following a six-game drought. The 26-year-old Jamaican winger has set career highs in both goals and assists this campaign, netting 10 tallies and notching nine assists, which tie him for fourth in the league. Midfielder Morgan Rogers, who joined Aston Villa in February, has scored in two of his last three matches after going without a goal in his first six with the club. See which team to pick here.

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Why you should back Chelsea

The Blues expect to regain the services of Cole Palmer, who sat out the loss to Arsenal due to illness. The 21-year-old midfielder is even with Manchester City’s Erling Haaland for the Premier League lead with 20 goals and has converted in four of his last five league matches, netting half of his tallies in that span. Palmer, who also is tied for fourth in the EPL with nine assists, scored four goals in his last league contest – a 6-0 victory on Apr. 15 against Everton.

Nicolas Jackson has netted 10 tallies for the Blues this season, his first with the team after converting 12 times for Villarreal of the Spanish La Liga in 2022-23. The 22-year-old striker from Senegal went three games without landing on the scoresheet before recording a goal and an assist in the triumph over Everton. Jackson also converted for the Blues in their FA Cup victory against Aston Villa, along with midfielders Conor Gallagher and Enzo Fernandez. See which team to pick here.

How to make Aston Villa vs. Chelsea picks

Eimer has broken down Saturday’s match from every possible angle and is leaning Over on the total. He also has locked in four confident best bets, including two that offer plus-money payouts, and is offering a full breakdown of this English Premier League clash. He’s sharing his Premier League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Aston Villa vs. Chelsea, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Chelsea vs. Aston Villa have all the value, all from the soccer expert who was up well over $2,500 for $100 players in 2023, and find out.

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