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Crystal Palace v Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

August 27, 2019

- Grant Whittington

Selhurst Park - Premier League

Crystal Palace and Aston Villa face each other this weekend, after picking up their first Premier League wins of the season.

Past Meetings

Crystal Palace and Aston Villa last faced each other in the 2015-16 Premier League season, with both sides winning the the home leg of their meetings.

Team News

Crystal Palace have no fresh injury worries following their shock win at Old Trafford, although Roy Hodgson is still without first choice centre back pairing James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakhho.

Aston Villa also have a clean bill of health following their last game - with Jonathan Kodja potentially in line for a comeback from injury, but James Chester is still out of action.

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa Preview and Predictions

Palace pulled off one of the shocks of the season so far with a dramatic 2-1 win at Manchester United last weekend, with Hodgson's side picking up their first three points of the season after a draw against Everton and defeat to Sheffield United.

Home form will be key for the Eagles this season, but Hodgson's side still look to be candidates for relegation, despite their gutsy performance against the odds at Old Trafford.

Villa started the season with back-to-back defeats against Tottenham and Bournemouth in the opening two games of the 2019-20 season, however Dean Smith's side reacted with a 2-0 win at home to Everton. The newly promoted side have impressed in patches so far this season, and the win over Marco Silva's side will have boosted his side's confidence ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park.

Given both sides' upturn in form this game is a difficult one to call. Palace would expect to be a tough nut to crack at home, and Villa look likely to cause problems for teams this season - so a draw, priced at 12/5 looks a sensible shout.

Palace's two goals against United were their first of the season, whilst Villa have four from three games so far, indicating that this tie is unlikely to be a goal filled encounter. With that in mind, an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at a tempting price of 4/5.

Recommended Bets

A 1-1 draw at 6/1

Both sides will be buoyed by last weekend's results and that will give them confidence for the next run of Premier League games for both sides. However it is tough to gauge where they are for the 2019-20 campaign, and a draw would keep them both on track.

Wesley to score anytime at 5/2

Villa's summer signing came to life in the win over Everton, with his first goal for the club after a indifferent start to life in the Premier League. He is expected to lead the line for the visitors again, up against a patched up Palace defence.

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