Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 20 August 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park.
Both Crystal Palace and Aston Villa had disappointing campaigns the last season in the English top flight. And right away we can conclude that their objective this time around will be to at least break into one of the top-10 spots.
But Palace were assigned possibly the two toughest fixtures of all the teams the competition this time around. They were asked to open their account against Liverpool and Arsenal in back-to-back fixtures, and this definitely has affected their form.
They need to figure out a way to get into a winning stretch as soon as they can. And they definitely will be hopeful about posting the 3 points on the board this weekend against the Villans.
Meanwhile Aston Villa fans were worried about getting relegated almost till the very last of the previous season. They should consider themselves lucky for having stayed above the cut-off by a margin of a few points.
They know the danger of dropping points this early in the season, which will compound towards the end.
We can anticipate a thrilling encounter to take place between these 2 teams at the Selhurst Park and judging the defensive performances of either squad in the previous season, it is expected that we will be witnessing goal-fest.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last 3 encounters had goals from both teams.
- 3 of the past 4 clashes had 3 or more goals.
- 3 of the previous 4 meetings at this stadium had three or more goals.
- The latest match-up at this ground had finished in a 1-2 win for the guests.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction & Analysis
Palace had a total of just one clean sheet in their past 11 fixtures and they also had let in 2 or more goals in 7 of their previous 10 games.
Do also note that they had let in 2 or more goals in 4 of their past 5 appearances in front of their home crowd.
In fact, the last Aston Villa kept clean sheet was 4 months back and that too against Norwich, who were relegated at the end of the league campaign as well.
Moreover, they also lost 2-0 on the road the last game week against the recently-promoted Bournemouth
Taking into account these observations, expect goals to come in plenty between these 2 teams this weekend.
Tips for Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20.