Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Palace to snatch a defeat against Steven Gerrard’s Villa
Crystal Palace are all set to host Aston Villa at Selhurst Park.
Palace have played some eye pleasing football under the guidance of Patrick Vieira.
Palace played a 3-3 draw with Burnley in the last match while Aston Villa defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 in Steve Gerrard’s first match as the Villa manager.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Match Odds
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Both the managers were esteemed midfielders for their respective clubs and have just arrived in the Premier League as relatively new managers.
Vieira took time to adjust to the ruthless nature of the Premier League and has turned Palace into a more attacking unit. The likes of Conor Gallagher has blossomed in Vieira’s tactical setup and their match-up against Villa will be an interesting one.
Nobody expected Palace to do well following the arrival of Vieira who is a not big name in the managerial circuit. But he has followed his instinct and got the results he wanted.
He brought Osian Roberts as his deputy who was with the Football Association of Wales and together they have been reshaping the current Eagles team.
He has managed to reshuffle the defence with young players like Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi and has also re-energised the midfield with the addition of Michael Olise and Conor Gallagher.
Gallagher has been used in a more advanced role and has returned the favour with four goals in 10 matches.
For Gerrard, he was welcomed with open arms at the Villa Park as they ended their five match unbeaten run with a 2-0 victory against the Seagulls.
The former Liverpool midfielder believed in a pressing attacking style and is believed to be implementing a 4-3-3 system revolving around his current crop of players.
In the last match, Brighton had more possession of the ball but couldn’t convert it and Villa took the match away with two last gasp goals.
Douglas Luiz and Morgan Sanson are back from their injuries and will be pushing for a start in the next match. The former Rangers manager is unlikely to tweak with his winning combinations.
Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa and Matt Targett will be assisted by last match’s goal scorer Tyron Mings in the defence. The midfield setup looks to remain some.
However, the front three positions might see some new faces. Ashley Young could come in after assisting in their win against Brighton. The rest of the two positions will be filled by Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins.
The Villa gaffer is trying to implement somewhat of Jurgen Klopp’s pressing style at the club. High energy combined with possession based football to take out every opponent out of their comfort zone.
Gerrard would be looking to build something positive on the laid foundation and for that, he needs to reshape his team with a well organised structure.
Last season they showed their defensive prowess as they were the third best team after Chelsea and Manchester City when it comes to clean sheets.
Ezri Konsa and Matt Targett were pivotal to their plans last season and Gerrard will be needing more of these two players to have a strong presence at the back.
Both the managers are almost have a similar style and will be pitted against each other. Palace have been dealt a major blow as James McArthur will not be able to feature in the next few games.
McArthur has been the backbone of the team and replacing him would be an enormous task for the gaffer. Also, their knack of conceding goals from freekick could prove to be a handful if they don’t improve their defensive lapses.
They have leaked 17 goals so far and eight of them have been from set pieces. Burnley exploited their defensive lapses and Villa also should take note of it.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Vicente Guaita; Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Joel Ward; Luka Milivojevic, Cheikhou Kouyate, Tyrick Mitchell, Jordan Ayew; Wilfried Zaha, Conor Gallagher; Christian Benteke
Emiliano Martinez; Ezri Konsa, Matt Targett, Tyron Mings, Matty Cash; Marvelous Nakamba, John McGinn, Jacob Ramsey; Danny Ings, Ashley Watkins, Ashley Young
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Palace defeated both Manchester City and Wolves with conviction and played an entertaining 3-3 draw with Burnley.
Villa lost to West Ham United and Southampton and defeated Brighton in the last match.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have played 47 matches so far. Palace have won 13 matches while Villa have claimed 20 wins. 14 matches have been drawn.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Crystal Palace are predicted to win their home clash against Aston Villa as per the latest betting odda.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Latest Tweets
Benteke returned a season-high haul of 12 points through 2 goals last round against Burnley which means he’s now scored 4 goals in his last four league starts Over the last five GWs, no other forward has landed more shots (18), had more shots on target (8), or scored more goals.
Palace has scored in all but three games this season (same as Man City) and their 18 goals are second only to Liverpool, Chelsea, City, West Ham, and United Benteke scored last time he played Aston Villa and this week’s he’s been given a 36% chance of doing it again.
Early days, but Patrick Vieira has Crystal Palace playing like they mean business. Second in open play xGA, 8th in open play xG and 9th in PPDA, #CPFC‘s metrics are strong & they’re fun to watch. Piece on Palace’s resurgence this year via @ScrollStack
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