Crystal Palace were involved in a 3-3 draw with Burnley last weekend with Christian Benteke getting a brace and Marc Guehi getting the other. The draw means it is now seven without defeat with five of these finishing all-square. At Selhurst Park, the Eagles are unbeaten this season with three victories and three draws from six league games.
Aston Villa got off to a perfect start under Steven Gerrard as a goal each from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings saw them defeat Brighton 2-0 in his first game in charge. It ended a five-game losing sequence and was their first since they defeated Man Utd at Old Trafford in September. Away from Villa Park, they have struggled losing five of six although they have played Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Man United amongst those six.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Predictions
Palace were involved in a 3-3 draw last weekend showing both strengths going forward and vulnerablity at the back. This could be a similar game against a Villa side who shipped 11 in the four prior to Gerrard taking over. It would be a mistake to think these problems have been fixed over night so take the game to go over 2.5 goals.
Jacob Ramsey was the only player left forward when Villa defended corners while his average positon shows him playing out on the wing. It is a shift in usage for the youngster and one that means his price to score in this game is higher than it should be so he looks worth siding with here against a Palace side that shipped three last week.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Squawka Says
Scoreline Prediction: Crystal Palace 2-2 Aston Villa
16 May 2021- Crystal Palace 3-2 Aston Villa- Premier League
26 December 2020 – Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace- Premier League
12 July 2020 – Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace- Premier League
31 August 2019 – Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa- Premier League
12 January 2016 – Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace- Premier League
Both meetings last season were won by the home side and each of their last six have seen the team hosting coming out on top. Ten of the 11 goals to have been scored in the last four meetings between these sides have been different names.