Chelsea travel to Aston Villa knowing that victory will secure them a top four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League, and they are a top priced 1.85 with bet365 and William Hill to get the job done.
The Blues have won two of their last four trips to Villa Park (D1, L1) and face a side who have won just three of their last 11 home matches in the Premier League, losing six.
However a win for the home side will ensure that the Villans are safe from being relegated so there is a lot at stake and the game promises to be a real hard fought affair.
Having said that it’s hard not to believe that Chelsea will not make their class tell, especially as they gave Villa their biggest ever defeat in the top flight when they met just before Christmas (8-0).
That was also the game with such Fernando Torres score his last goal in the Premier League when he netted the opener in the third minute.
Both teams to score also looks a solid wager at a standout 1.67 with Stan James given that Villa have found the net in seven of their last 8 games, and over 2.5 goals also appeals at the 1.73 on offer with BetVictor.
In the correct score market I am going to suggest split stakes on Chelsea winning 3-1 or 3-2.