Crystal Palace and The Villans face off in round 13 at Selhurst Park, and it has the look of a tight match between two teams currently looking evenly matched. Ranked 10th in the Premier League, Crystal Palace have collected 16 points from 12 games. On 13 points, Aston Villa see themselves ranked as number 15 after 12 matches.
Too many recent draws have halted The Eagles in their progress. Their upcoming match with Aston Villa could be a good opportunity to return to winning a match instead.
Crystal Palace enter their next Premier League match, averaging a decent 1.8 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 18 goals, while also conceding 14 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.4 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times.
Aston Villa travel to their next Premier League match, averaging a lowly 1.2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 12 goals, while also conceding 17 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.7 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 3 times.
Facts and figures for Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa in Premier League.
- Crystal Palace unbeaten the last 7 matches in a row;
- Crystal Palace unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Crystal Palace scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Crystal Palace's last 3 of 5 matches.
- Aston Villa has lost the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Aston Villa has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches;
- Aston Villa has lost in the last 5 of 6 matches when playing away;
- Aston Villa scored in the last 13 of 15 matches.
Current form — Crystal Palace v. Aston Villa
Trouble looms for Aston Villa
The Eagles look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Crystal Palace look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 2-0 and 2-0 against Manchester City and Wolves, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Burnley, who claimed a point in a 3-3 draw.
The Villans desperate for points
Results have been abysmal lately for The Villans, who will be desperate to get a positive result in their upcoming fixture. Aston Villa suffered a couple of disappointments in their last 3 matches as they were run over by West Ham in a 1-4 defeat. Southampton also proved too hard to handle as they won 1-0, before Aston Villa were able to strike back last time out in a 2-0 win against Brighton.
On paper the two sides seem evenly matched, at least right now, however judging by recent performances Crystal Palace look the value pick here at odds 2.10. The away win could settle for odds 3.40, should the visitors manage to escape with all 3 points. At point for each team pays out at 3.30 with the bookmakers.
Crystal Palace v. Aston Villa — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Crystal Palace came away as winners back in May 2021 in a match in the Premier League. Crystal Palace enter the match against Aston Villa with a 5-1-4 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 50% winning ratio for The Eagles, with Aston Villa victorious in 40% of the last 10 encounters. Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 3 times in the past 10 matches between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa. Both teams found the back of the net 2 times in those 10 matches.
Current standings in the Premier League
According to the Premier League table, the difference between the two teams is currently only 3 points. This round 13 clash is of great importance to both teams and their position in the league table. Aston Villa have an opportunity to catch up with Crystal Palace, who are currently number 10 on 16 points. However, the hosts will surely try to grab all three points themselves this coming Saturday, thus extending the lead in the standings.
Primary goal getter
It is difficult to look past Ollie Watkins, when searching for a goalscorer. He seems in wonderful shape and hit the target 3 times in recent matches for Aston Villa. His season total reads 3 goals scored in Premier League matches right now.
With 4 goals lately for The Eagles, Christian Benteke is the player to look out for. He will be gunning for more Premier League goals this coming Saturday.