Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa prediction: Crystal Palace 1-1 Aston Villa

After big wins for both last weekend, can either make it back to back league victories at Selhurst Park?

Palace’s home form has been poor in recent months though and that is something they’ll be desperate to improve on.

Aston Villa meanwhile, have not won a Premier League away game for 1,484 days. Will that run end here?

Who will be celebrating in South London?

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: What are the odds?

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Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: Who will win?

Crystal Palace are the favourites to win this one at 6/5.

Aston Villa are 9/4 to register back to back top-flight wins for the first time since May 2015.

A draw is 12/5.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Although, both teams to score is 4/6.

Draw and both teams to score is 3/1.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Wilfried Zaha will be hoping to net for the first time this season. He is 5/1 to score first and 12/5 to net anytime.

Jordan Ayew opened the scoring last weekend. He is 11/2 to score first again and 13/5 to score anytime.

Wesley got off the mark in claret and blue last time out. The Brazilian is 7/1 to score first and 3/1 to net in 90 minutes.

Jack Grealish will also be a threat. He is 12/1 to break the deadlock and 11/2 to net anytime.

Both Ayew and Zaha to score is 12/1.

Both Luka Milivojević and Jeffrey Schlupp to score is 22/1.

Both Trézéguet and Wesley to score is also 22/1.

Both Jack Grealish and John McGinn to score is 45/1.

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: The corner flag inside the stadium prior to the FA Cup third-round-replay between Crystal Palace and Bolton at Selhurst Park on January 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

What a win for Crystal Palace.

It had been a pretty dire start to the season for the Eagles before last weekend.

They began with a 0-0 draw against Everton before losing 1-0 away from home against newly promoted Sheffield United.

There was very little hope that they were going to end their winless start as they traveled to Old Trafford on Saturday.

However, completely against the run of play, Jordan Ayew opened the scoring in the 32nd minute.

That goal came Palace’s first shot and first touch in Manchester United’s penalty area in the match.

Hodgson’s side were clinging on for dear life in the second half and Man United even missed a penalty late on.

But, in the very final minute of normal time, the home side did equalise and rushed back in search of a winner.

But, three minutes into added on time, Zaha played in Patrick van Aanholt who squirmed the ball into the net.

A last gasp 2-1 winner.

Van Aanholt became only the second player to score a stoppage time winner against Manchester United in the Premier League.

He is also the first to do so at Old Trafford.

Many were worried for Crystal Palace but that win should fill them with confidence.

In fact, bizarrely, since the start for February, only two teams have actually won more points than Crystal Palace.

Although, since the start of last season, 60% of Palace’s points have been won away from Selhurst Park which is a higher ratio than anybody else in the league.

Their miserable form at home continued in mid-week as they hosted Colchester United in the Carabao Cup.

The match finished goalless with the league two side winning the penalty shootout 5-4.

They need to improve their home form and can set about doing that with a win here.

An away win for Aston Villa?

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City v Aston Villa at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on March 10, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

As for Aston Villa, they too got their first win of the season last weekend.

A first half strike from Wesley followed by Anwar El Ghazi’s late goal saw them to a 2-0 victory over Everton at Villa Park.

Dean Smith’s side rode their luck at times but got the win in the end.

That victory ended a run of 15 Premier League games without a win (one draw and 14 defeat), with this their first top-flight win since beating Norwich in February 2016.

That was a much needed success too as they’d began the season with back to back losses against Tottenham and Bournemouth.

There was more good news for the Villans in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup second round trip to Crewe.

Ezri Konsa, Conor Hourihane, Keinan Davis, Frédéric Guilbert and Jack Grealish all got on the scoresheet in a 6-1 win at Gresty Road.

That is their largest margin of victory in a League Cup fixture since August 2007 when they beat Wrexham 5-0.

Will they make it a perfect week with a win at Selhurst Park?

Crystal Palace team news vs Aston Villa

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Luka Milivojević of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Roy Hodgson made ten changes for the visit of Colchester in midweek but, obviously, that back-fired.

After a brilliant performance at Old Trafford, granted in a completely different game, he’s likely to stick with that side.

Vicente Guaita will come back in goal after Wayne Hennessey started the League Cup defeat.

They started with a 3-4-1-2 on Tuesday but that was swiftly abandoned in the second half.

Gary Cahill made his debut for the club at Old Trafford and will probably keep his place.

Interestingly, he started ahead of Scott Dann rather than with him which means Martin Kelly continues to full in at centre-back.

Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins are still injured.

Captain Luka Milivojević will anchor a midfield three behind Cheikhou Kouyaté and James McArthur.

But they do have options in that area of the pitch; summer singings James McCarthy and Víctor Camarasa started on Tuesday.

Further forward, Andros Townsend was left on the bench at Old Trafford, then was the only one of ten players to miss a penalty on Tuesday.

Not a great week for him personally.

Wilfried Zaha and Jeff Schlupp will continue out-wide with Jordan Ayew through the middle.

Christian Benteke will be amongst the substitutes having scored just four goals in his last 51 Premier League appearances.

Will this side guide Palace to their first home win of the season?

Aston Villa team news vs Crystal Palace

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: John McGinn of Aston Villa celebrates scoring a goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

As for Aston Villa, it’s likely to be, almost, same again for them too in Premier League terms.

Dean Smith made ten changes in mid-week and, despite the 6-1 win, it’s likely to be far more like the side that beat Everton under the Friday night lights.

Tom Heaton will be back in goal.

The whole defence will change from Tuesday but the two full-back positions are up for grabs.

On the right, Frédéric Guilbert has displaced Ahmed Elmohamady since the start of the season.

On the other side, Neil Taylor is first choice for now but summer signing Matt Targett could take over in the near future.

Ezri Konsa, who started and scored at Crewe, has now netted in both of his last two appearances for Aston Villa and, before that, Brentford.

He had previously failed to score in all of the first 132 games of his professional career.

In midfield, Marvelous Nakamba made his debut for the club in the Carabao Cup.

However, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn and Jack Grealish will come back in for this one.

Jota’s assist and Anwar El Ghazi’s goal against Everton should see them both start with Trézéguet left out.

There’s no debate who will be up front though after Wesley got off the mark against Everton.

Excluding own-goals, none of Aston Villa’s first 1,079 goals in the Premier League were scored by Brazilians.

Now, two of their last three have been scored by a Brazilian; Douglas Luiz and then Wesley.

Will this team leave Selhurst Park victorious?

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Aston Villa.

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Crystal Palace.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Premier League table:

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2Leicester City128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester City1281335132225
5Sheffield United12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester United124441612416
8Wolverhampton Wanderers123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove Albion124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle United124351118-715
14Tottenham Hotspur123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham United123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
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