Crystal Palace v Aston Villa: Premier League Match-day 3
Selhurst Park sees Saturday action as Palace take on Villa – 3:00pm GMT.
Palace currently sitting in sixteenth place, are seven places lower than ninth placed Villa, heading into the clash.
Crystal Palace’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain one point, going into this game
Palace’s recent run of poor form will be worrying for manager Patrick Vieira, with a 1-1 draw to Liverpool in their last fixture, which followed a defeat to Arsenal. The Eagles will be fired up for this next match, but mustn’t throw caution to the wind.
Also, a draw statistic of one in one game is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Patrick Vieira’s men wishes for ultimately. With a sixteenth position in the league and 0 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, they currently have one point in the League having drawn one game and lost one game.
When Palace host Villa, they will do so on the back of one losses on their own ground.
A victory for Crystal Palace would put them on 4 points.
Patrick Vieira could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.
Aston Villa arrive at this fixture, having secured three points so far this season
With Villa having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Steven Gerrard’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.
Also, Villa’s League position speaks for itself, as they continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 1st in a row. Their position is ninth in the League and they have three points, that is, 1W, 1L and 0D having won one game and lost one game.
Villa will travel to Palace with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one defeats.
Winning this fixture will see Aston Villa on 6 points.
Injury and illness have depleted Steven Gerrard’s Villa and they will likely be missing two key personnel for Saturday’s match.
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the two teams have previously faced each other 21 times with the result being eight victories and seven draws for Palace. Additionally, the two teams have been unable to break the deadlock in the last three fixtures, with draws on each occasion. The last time they played each other in this competition was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Players to watch
For Palace, Marc Guehi is a top performing player who has scoredone goal in two League games this season, while Danny Ings contributed withone goal in two League matches so far for Villa.