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Aston Villa look to sweep the season series for the first time since 1989-90 when they host Chelsea on Saturday in a 2023-24 English Premier League showdown. Aston Villa (20-6-8) are seeking their third straight league victory against Chelsea after taking last season's finale 2-0 before recording a 1-0 triumph in September, with both wins coming on the road. The Villans defeated Bournemouth 3-1 last weekend to extend their unbeaten streak in the EPL to three games. Chelsea (13-8-11), who eliminated Aston Villa in the FA Cup in February, were trounced 5-0 at Arsenal on Tuesday to end their eight-game unbeaten run in league play.

Kickoff at Villa Park in Birmingham, England is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Villans are +105 favorites (risk $100 to win $105) in the latest Aston Villa vs. Chelsea odds on the 90-minute money line, while the Blues are +210 underdogs. A 90-minute draw is priced at +300, 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 +105, Blues +210, Draw +300
  • Aston Villa vs. Chelsea over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Aston Villa vs. Chelsea spread: Villans -0.5 (+100)
  • 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 hoping for another strong performance from Ollie Watkins, who has been one of the top offensive players in the Premier League this season. The 28-year-old forward is third in goals with 19, the highest total in his four EPL campaigns and most since he recorded 25 for Brentford in the EFL Championship in 2019-20, and he leads the league with a career-high 12 assists. Watkins, who provided the offense in the win at Chelsea earlier this season, converted three times over a two-game span before notching a pair of assists in the victory against Bournemouth.

Aston Villa also would like to see Leon Bailey continue his current pace. The 26-year-old Jamaican winger ended his six-game drought with a tally at Arsenal on Apr. 14 and capped the triumph over Bournemouth with his career-high 10th of the campaign. Bailey also picked up his ninth assist in that match, tying him for fourth place in the EPL. Meanwhile, French winger Moussa Diaby scored against the Cherries as well, giving him six goals to go along with his seven assists in his first season with the Villans after spending the previous four with Leverkusen of the German Bundesliga. 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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