Aston Villa vs Crystal PalaceEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 16, 2023, Villa Park
Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat to Liverpool as they welcome Crystal Palace to Villa Park for a Premier League fixture on Saturday. Palace have been in good form lately but Villa often do their best work at home and should have the upper hand.
Aston Villa are coming off a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in their Premier League fixture prior to the international break. They had a few attempts on goal but were generally second best to the Reds for much of the encounter.
While it was a poor outing at Anfield, manager Unai Emery will consider it a minor blip as Aston Villa have impressed this season. They had won their previous two Premier League matches and also comfortably progressed into the group stage of the Europa Conference League.
One thing that will give Aston Villa confidence heading into Saturday’s clash is their form at Villa Park where they are maintaining their solid record from last season. They have won their last eight Premier League home matches and claimed a 4-0 victory over Everton in their previous fixture in front of their fans.
Crystal Palace are also enjoying a fine start to the season as they are currently in the top half of the table. After suffering a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal in their opening fixture, they have been unbeaten in the last three matches, winning the last two.
The Eagles were in fine form prior to the international break as they picked up a 3-2 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Odsonne Edouard continued his fine start to the season with a brace while Eberechi Eze was also on target.
While things have generally been good for Crystal Palace this season, their away form remains suspect. Roy Hodgson’s men have won just once in their last five Premier League matches on the road, playing out a 1-1 draw with Brentford in their most recent away fixture.
How the bookies view it
Aston Villa are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 19/20 with Coral. A victory for Crystal Palace is valued at 3/1 by Paddy Power while a draw is set at odds of 5-2 by BetVictor.
Recent head to head
Aston Villa are unbeaten in three of the last four matches against Crystal Palace, claiming two wins in that run. The Villans picked up a 1-0 victory in the last meeting at Villa Park back in April.
Players to watch
Moussa Diaby has settled down quickly to life in England and has scored two goals in four appearances for Aston Villa. The forward could be backed to score anytime on Saturday at 9/4 with bet365.
Crystal Palace will be looking to Odsonne Edouard to continue his fine start to the season having scored three goals so far. William Hill has the French striker at odds of 29/10 with William Hill to find the net on Saturday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Aston Villa have seen over 3.5 goals in five of their six matches across all competitions this season and could be set for a repeat at 9/4 with Betfred. Over 2.5 goals can also be considered at 10/11 with William Hill while Paddy Power is offering odds of 8/11 on both teams to score.
Villa have scored in both halves in four of their last five matches across all competitions and Saturday’s clash could be set to follow a similar pattern at 2/1 with Coral.
This English Premier League match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace will be played on Sep 16, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.