Tip Chelsea - Aston Villa
Chelsea will be at home to face off with Aston Villa in the 15th round of matches in the Premier League. The two go to the match 12 places apart in the league standings; Chelsea in fourth place with 24 points and Aston Villa 16th with 14 points. It has not been an easy ride for Chelsea recently; they have won just once in the last five matches and have one clean sheet too. However, in the last 15 matches they have won nine, which shows their quality. They have scored three or more goals in three of their last five matches and only failed to score in one of five. They go to this game with back to back losses in the Premier League. Chelsea have two wins in five home matches and two clean sheets. They have scored in four of the last five Premier League matches at home. They have three wins and three clean sheets in the last five home matches. Defensively, it has not been the best ride for the Blues; they have conceded 20 goals, the joint second most goals in the top 12. However, they are the fourth best scoring side in the league, with 28 goals.
Aston Villa on the other hand, will go to this game with two wins and three losses in their last five matches. They have just one clean sheet in the five matches and five wins in the last 10 matches. They have scored in each of the last four matches but have three losses and two wins in their last five Premier League matches. They don’t have an away record to be proud of; in the last six Premier League away matches, they have no clean sheet, and five losses. They have conceded two or more in four of their last six Premier League matches away from home. Their away day woes run way back to the 2015 campaign when they were relegated from the Premier League. They have one win in 24 away league matches. On a more positive side, Villa have scored the most goals among the bottom eight sides – 19.
Key points Chelsea - Aston Villa
Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League matches.
Aston Villa have scored in each of their last four matches.
Aston Villa have conceded two or more in four of their last six away league matches.
Chelsea have scored two or more goals in three of their last five matches.
Aston Villa have five losses in their last six away league matches.
Conclusion Chelsea - Aston Villa
Chelsea are wounded going to this game and they will be looking to recover from their home loss to West Ham United here. The Blues will be favorites as they play their second straight game at home, and with back to back losses in the league, they know how crucial this game can be. Aston Villa have a poor away record and going here, they will be firmly the underdogs, regardless of the fact that they are coming from a win. While Aston Villa have few clean sheets, they have been scoring more regularly; they have scored the most among the bottom eight sides. Chelsea on the other hand, have conceded the second most among the top 12 teams. By the fact that Chelsea have been conceding a lot, and Aston Villa scoring somewhat regularly, we will be backing both teams to score. However, Aston Villa have a bad away run and Chelsea will be going all out for a win after two back to back losses. A good pick here will thus be on a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
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Chelsea Aston Villa Prediction published on December 2, 2019