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Aston Villa head to Selhurst Park on Saturday for the Premier League fixture with home side Crystal Palace.
All Crystal Palace v Aston Villa match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Crystal Palace prepare for this fixture after a 3-3 Premier League draw vs Burnley.
In that game, Crystal Palace had 60% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Crystal Palace, goals were scored by Christian Benteke (8', 36') and Marc Guehi (41'). At the other end, Burnley had 15 shots at goal with 9 on target. Ben Mee (19'), Chris Wood (27') and Maxwel Cornet (49') scored for Burnley.
Fixtures with Crystal Palace have proved to be exciting encounters of late with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of these being chalked up by Crystal Palace.
Ahead of this clash, Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last 6 home league matches.
Aston Villa come into this game following on from a 2-0 Premier League win with the downing of Brighton & Hove Albion in their last match.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 37% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Aston Villa, the goalscorers were Ollie Watkins (84') and Tyrone Mings (89'). For their opponents, Brighton & Hove Albion got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Aston Villa have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals overall. At the back, Aston Villa have seen their frailties exposed. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, however.
A look at their previous results shows us that Aston Villa:
- have not registered a win against Crystal Palace in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 22/08/2015, both clubs have shared the honours with Crystal Palace winning 3 of those games, Aston Villa 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 for The Eagles and 9 coming from The Villans. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The previous league match featuring the two was Premier League match day 36 on 16/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Crystal Palace 3-2 Aston Villa.
That time, Crystal Palace managed 45% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Christian Benteke (32'), Wilfried Zaha (76') and Tyrick Mitchell (84').
Aston Villa got 20 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. John McGinn (17') and Anwar El Ghazi (34') scored.
The match was refereed by David Coote.
Team News: Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira will be grateful not to have any fitness worries at all before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Aston Villa
With a completely healthy squad available to select from, the Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
Our assessment is that Aston Villa will manage to score against this Crystal Palace lineup, although it possibly won’t quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Crystal Palace when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Selhurst Park (25,486)
Captain: Luka Milivojević
Chairman: Steve Parish
Manager: Patrick Vieira
Competitions: Premier League position 10
⭐ Key Player: Wilfried Zaha
Generally taking up the Striker position, Wilfried Zaha was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Having played his first senior match for Crystal Palace in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.