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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Predictions

England Premier League | Villa Park | 12th July
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Aston Villa
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KO 14:15
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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace predictions for Sunday’s Premier League match at Molineux. Aston Villa are without a win in 10 league games ahead of their clash with Palace. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Crystal Palace Double Chance (Win or Draw) @ 4/7

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Crystal Palace 1-0 @ 17/2

Reason For Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Predictions

  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in four of Aston Villa’s last six Premier League games.
  • Aston Villa failed to score in each of their last three Premier League matches.
  • Crystal Palace avoided defeat in seven of their last 11 Premier League away assignments.
  • Aston Villa failed to win any of their last 10 Premier League fixtures.

Aston Villa inch towards relegation

Aston Villa’s efforts to maintain their top-flight status looked limp again in mid-week when they were swatted aside 3-0 by Manchester United in a one-sided tussle at Villa Park on Thursday evening.

While there was a great deal of controversy about the foul that led to Bruno Fernandes’ penalty kick opener, in truth, the final score could have been far worse for Villa who were picked apart at will by United in the second half.

The loss, which was Villa’s third on the bounce and their eighth in 10 top flight assignments since February leaves them second from bottom and four points adrift of safety with just a quartet of games left to contest.

With a return to the Championship now looking probable, Villa need a string of wins to avoid been relegated just a year after being promoted, though at present, their players look devoid of the confidence and ability required to mount a late great escape.

Eagles’ losing streak

Crystal Palace were beaten in their own mid-week test, falling to a 3-2 defeat at home to London rivals Chelsea at Selhurst Park.

While the loss was the Eagles’ fourth on the bounce, Roy Hodgson’s men can draw plenty of positives from their performance against the Blues, and with a little more luck, they might have snatched a point against the top four chasers.

Away from the nest, the Eagles are reeling from successive away defeats to nil at Liverpool and Leicester respectively, but in terms of their long-term form on the road, their record of seven matches undefeated in 11 fixtures since November is still an impressive return.

Back Palace to avoid defeat

Aston Villa looked alarmingly lifeless in mid-week and at present they are playing like a team waiting to be relegated instead of a team fighting for survival.

In contrast, 14th placed Crystal Palace would have gained confidence from their showing against Chelsea despite finishing on the wrong side of a five-goal thriller, and the Eagles should land at Villa Park with renewed self-belief.

With three defeats and one goal in four matches there, the host’s performances and results at Villa Park have been wretched since the restart, and the Villains look incapable of beating anyone at present.

With Villa’s relegation worthy form a major factor, Palace look well worth backing in the double chance market this week, while our correct score prediction tips the Eagles’ to eke out a narrow 1-0 win.

Villa have scored just two goals in six Premier League fixtures since the resumption of play last month, and with the creative forces of wantaway skipper Jack Grealish on the wane, their punch in the final third continues looks weak.

Palace, who have already secured 10 clean sheets this season, are well drilled enough to frustrate their opponents on Sunday, though the Eagles’ have had their own trouble finding the net on a regularly basis.

Three of Crystal Palace’s last four victories finished 1-0, and having beaten Aston Villa 1-0 in the reverse meeting between the clubs in August, another slender margin triumph looks likely.

Key Battle: Tyrone Mings vs Jordan Ayew

Eagles’ top scorer Jordan Ayew has won an incredible amount of points for Palace this season with his goals at crucial times, and the 28-year-old is one to watch for Roy Hodgson’s side again on Sunday.

The Ghanaian international will be extra keen to impress against Villa this weekend – a club he spent two seasons with between 2015 and 2017.

Villains centre-half Tyrone Mings, who will be trying to limit Ayew’s impact, endured a torrid time against Man Utd on Thursday and the 27-year-old will need to drag his game up a few levels to avoid being given the run-around again.

Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace team news

Tom Heaton, Wesley, Bjorn Engels and Matt Targett are all still absent for Villa, while manager Dean Smith could be reluctant to name the same XI this weekend as he did against United after his team’s subpar performance.

John McGinn looked short of fitness in their disappointing 0-3 reverse to United and could be rested, while Ally Samatta, who was once again ineffective, could be replaced up front by Keinan Davis.

Aston Villa predicted line-up: Reina – Guilbert, Hause, Mings, Taylor, Luiz, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Grealish, Trezeguet, Davis

Roy Hodgson will be without key defensive personnel James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Gary Cahill for the trip to Villa Park, while the versatile Jeffrey Schlupp will also miss out.

Former Villa duo Christian Benetke and Jordan Ayew will both hope to feature on their old stomping ground.

Aston Villa predicted line-up: Guaita – Ward, Dann, Sakho, van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate – Zaha, Ayew, Benteke

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