Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 12 July 2020
Kick-off at 14:15 UK/ 15:15 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
The Villa is struggling hard to get out of the relegation zone this season and Crystal Palace is playing with nothing to look forward to in the match which is sizing to be anyone’s game.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Match preview
Aston Villa is winless for the past 11 fixtures in their schedule across all major competitions. They are on a three-game losing streak in the campaign without scoring a goal in any.
Their previous encounter was against Manchester United and they lost the clash at home with a 3-0 score on the board.
They were able to draw with Newcastle and Sheffield amidst their losing run in the league. They are winless in their last six home matches too, with just one draw in it.
Crystal Palace is on a four-game losing streak in the campaign with three clean sheet losses in it. They will visit after a 2-3 loss at home against Chelsea in the last match.
The Eagles were on a triple win run in the league before lockdown, but apart from the opening win after the restart, the visitors haven’t got hold of their game in the campaign.
The visitor has lost only four of their last ten trips on the road. They are on a two-game losing streak in their away games, but both were against powerful teams like Leicester and Liverpool.
With a slight advantage in their overall league performance, the visitors might be able to pull something out of the match in their visit.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Head-to-head (h2h)
- The guest has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-0 home win for the Eagles.
- Both teams have scored in only one of the recent five games.
- The host is unbeaten at home in the last two meetings.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction
Aston Villa has been struggling to find a goal in their recent three fixtures, and their winless streak in the campaign will also hold them back in the league clash.
Besides, the promoted side is a strong contender for relegation this season. Crystal Palace being a mid-table side has a slight edge with their overall 15 points lead over the host in the league table.
Even in the reverse fixture this season, the Eagles grabbed the bragging rights at home with a narrow 1-0 scoreline against the Villas.
The Villa doesn’t enjoy the home ground advantage with their consecutive losses at home. In the meantime, the visitors are not any better on the road with their poor away record.
With both teams having equal chances in the game, the benefits of doubt will probably favor the visiting side. The double chance favoring Crystal Palace with 1.60 odds will be the safest bet for the punters. The tip for under 1.5 goals by the Eagles with 1.40 odds is also a suitable bet.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Crystal Palace @ 1.60 (2/5).
Under 1.5 goals by Crystal Palace @ 1.40 (2/5).