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Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Another season has come and gone where Crystal Palace has found themselves firmly rooted in the bottom half of the Premier League table, with little evidence to suggest that trend is likely to change. Sunday opponent Aston Villa will travel to Selhurst Park in the hopes of a three-point haul that will keep their hopes alive of a top-ten finish after holding on for dear life last season.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips

This article covers Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips and predictions, and these are the betting odds.

o – Crystal Palace 11/5

o – Draw 5/2

o – Aston Villa 6/5

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

 

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: Match details

Match: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

Competition: Premier League

Date: May 16, 2021

Kick-off time: 12:00 pm, May 16, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Selhurst Park

 

Betting prediction: Crystal Palace 0-2 Aston Villa

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There is little incentive left – well, if any, really – for Crystal Palace to not coast their way to their summer plans both on and off the pitch, so there is no telling what to expect from Wilfried Zaha and co. As for Aston Villa and Dean Smith, an outside chance at a top-ten finish still exists at Villa Park, and three points would put Leeds United in striking distance and narrow the gap between them to just 2-points. Villa struggle without Jack Grealish, who is not expected to start but can count on him off the bench if needed. They should still be on good value for a result even without their talismanic England international.

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Result/Both Teams to Score: Aston Villa – No 

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Aston Villa has one of the better defensive records in the Premier League this season (top-seven) and has been bolstered by former Arsenal shot-stopper Emi Martínez in a big way all season long. Despite some of the individual brilliance on display in the Crystal Palace XI, I would still expect Villa to be capable of keeping them relatively quiet on Sunday and post yet another clean sheet.

To Win Both Halves: Aston Villa 

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With good odds, a cheeky bet on Aston Villa winning both halves during their visit to the English capital would yield good results if Dean Smith’s boys are on song. Crystal Palace has lost four of their last five, and also have picked up just one home win in their last six at Selhurst Park. With Villa still in the hunt for a top-half finish, this is not out of the realm of possibility.

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Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa – recent form and head to head statistics

Crystal Palace London FC vs Aston Villa Birmingham FC form
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Liverpool FC vs Crystal Palace London FC - 2:0
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Crystal Palace London FC vs Arsenal London FC - 1:3
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Crystal Palace London FC vs Aston Villa Birmingham FC - 3:2
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Southampton FC vs Crystal Palace London FC - 3:1
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Sheffield United FC vs Crystal Palace London FC - 0:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Aston Villa Birmingham FC vs Chelsea London FC - 2:1
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Tottenham Hotspur London FC vs Aston Villa Birmingham FC - 1:2
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Crystal Palace London FC vs Aston Villa Birmingham FC - 3:2
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Aston Villa Birmingham FC vs Everton Liverpool FC - 0:0
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Aston Villa Birmingham FC vs Manchester United FC - 1:3
Last 5 games for Crystal Palace London FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 2 - 0 Crystal Palace London FC
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace London FC 1 - 3 Arsenal London FC
May 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace London FC 3 - 2 Aston Villa Birmingham FC
May 11, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Southampton FC 3 - 1 Crystal Palace London FC
May 8, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 2 Crystal Palace London FC
Last 5 games for Aston Villa Birmingham FC
May 23, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa Birmingham FC 2 - 1 Chelsea London FC
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Tottenham Hotspur London FC 1 - 2 Aston Villa Birmingham FC
May 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace London FC 3 - 2 Aston Villa Birmingham FC
May 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa Birmingham FC 0 - 0 Everton Liverpool FC
May 9, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa Birmingham FC 1 - 3 Manchester United FC
Crystal Palace London FC vs Aston Villa Birmingham FC Premier League 20/21 form
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Crystal Palace London FC vs Aston Villa Birmingham FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Crystal Palace London FC Aston Villa Birmingham FC
19 Matches 19
9 Home Matches 10
10 Away Matches 9
16 Total Goals 23
0.84 Average Goals Scored 1.21
6 Wins 7
7 Losses 6
6 Draws 6
Last 5 games & match results between Crystal Palace London FC and Aston Villa Birmingham FC
May 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace London FC 3 - 2 Aston Villa Birmingham FC
December 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa Birmingham FC 3 - 0 Crystal Palace London FC
July 12, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa Birmingham FC 2 - 0 Crystal Palace London FC
August 31, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Crystal Palace London FC 1 - 0 Aston Villa Birmingham FC
January 12, 2016 Premier League 15/16 Aston Villa Birmingham FC 1 - 0 Crystal Palace London FC


 

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: Match preview

“When the time comes to speak openly about the subject [retirement] I will, but today isn’t the day because we’re not on a great run of form and we’ve got an opportunity to take points on Sunday. I want full focus on that. I haven’t talked about retirement as yet. There will come a time when I do, but I’m not talking about it yet.”

Perhaps it is the expected course that media would take when discussing the future of 73-year-old Roy Hodgson, with the former England manager heading into a summer where he is out of contract at Crystal Palace and no movement has been made by the club to extend his deal at Selhurst Park. And while it may be a fair criticism to levy to say that Palace has not done nearly enough to really kick-on in the Premier League since coming back into the English top-flight in 2013-14, no one can take anything away from how expertly the highly-experienced headmaster has kept Palace in comfortable safety for the last four seasons after returning to club management in the wake of international service.

After 40-years in management, there certainly would be few who would argue if the Croydon-native did call time on an impressive career on the touchline, one that includes thirteen pieces of silverware while managing in Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark as part of a career path that included quite a few stops around the continent. But with the club looking for a change of direction in the summer and with expected comings and goings (and some important names may be on that list), it is imperative that if the club does move on from Hodgson (and they should), that not only do they make the right choice for his successor but that they pay the correct amount of homage to a manager that gave his all to keep the club competitive in the hardest league in Europe. Palace may not have much to play for this season, but they still owe it to Roy to show him the respect he deserves.

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on November 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The return of Jack Grealish could push Aston Villa onward; if he plays

The long-awaited return of Aston Villa’s favourite son Jack Grealish may not have come at a better moment for boss Dean Smith as Villa looks to embark on a late-season push to confirm a top-half finish just one season after they so nearly failed to avoid a return to the Championship. Grealish came off the bench for Villa in their recent 0-0 draw against Everton at Villa Park, but as it stands, it remains unclear just how big a role the England man will have to play considering his expected – and likely heavy – involvement for the national team in this summers Euro.

It is unclear just how much communication and cooperation is on the table between Dean Smith and Gareth Southgate in the run-up to England’s potentially exciting summer campaign, especially given the nature of Grealish’s injury and the potential of it cropping up again. However, the Villa academy product may well still be needed by his employers for the rest of the Premier League season if they maintain the goal of establishing themselves as a real threat for a regular place in the top half of the table. At certain points, this season, Villa’s credentials were on full display for achieving just that, and for a time, dreams of European nights were not out of the realm of possibility. A lack of depth and an over-reliance on the creativity that comes with the Grealish package would end up scuppering those dreams, but not the reality that this is a side that is good enough to be in the top half of the table.

There will be questions this summer if the club will be able to hold on to him however, with interest in the playmaker remaining quite high and the unfortunate reality that the club is below his level of ability. Unless his love for his boyhood club will remain enough to keep him planted in Birmingham and the centrepiece of the Villa project, planning for life without him maybe a reality that comes thick and fast as soon as this summer, especially if he has a brilliant jaunt through the Euro’s while on England duty. Until then, his influence remains unquantifiable and Dean Smith may need to tap into that if Villa wants to finish the season on a high.

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 28: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on December 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)


 

Crystal Palace team news vs Aston Villa

Roy Hodgson will take solace in the fact that Crystal Palace has nothing to fight for in the run-in to the end of the season, considering the fitness concerns at the minute.

Mamadou Sakho, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson, Connor Wickham, Patrick van Aanholt, and James McArthur will all miss out on proceedings, while the same is expected for James Tompkins.

Aston Villa team news vs Crystal Palace

Dean Smith won’t have many headaches in the run-up to Aston Villa’s away day in London, and can also count on Jack Grealish being available after his substitute appearance against Everton, though it is expected that he will not be selected for the matchday XI.

The only two fitness concerns are Trézéguet and Morgan Sanson, so there should not be much trouble for Smith to deploy a pretty familiar team here.


 

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up vs Aston Villa

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa?
11:00, Sunday 16 May 2021
What is the prediction for Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa?
Crystal Palace 0-2 Aston Villa
What are the Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa betting odds?
Crystal Palace 11/5, Draw 5/2, Aston Villa 6/5