All eyes will be at Villa Park as Aston Villa battle Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off is scheduled at 15:00 BST, 16 September 2023.
The Villans come into this match on the back of a 3-0 loss to Liverpool in their last game. Goals from Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai and Egyptian attacker Mohamed Salah, as well as an own goal from right-back Matty Cash, gave the Anfield side all three points.
While Crystal Palace beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 in their most recent game. A brace from French attacker Odsonne Edouard and a goal from midfielder Eberechi Eze secured the win for Roy Hodgson's side.
Ahead of kick-off, Aston Villa are placed 10th while Crystal Palace occupy the 7th position. Which team will take all the points here?
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace probable lineups
This is how we think these teams will lineup in this EPL clash:
Goalkeeper: Emiliano Martinez
Defenders: Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Pau Torres, Lucas Digne
Midfielders: Nicolo Zaniolo, Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn
Forwards: Moussa Diaby, Ollie Watkins
Alex Moreno and Diego Carlos are doubtful for this clash, while Emiliano Buendia, Jacob Ramsay, Tyrone Mings and Bertrand Traore continue to be sidelined due to injury.
Goalkeeper: Sam Johnstone
Defenders: Tyrick Mitchell, Marc Guehi, Joachim Anderson, Joel Ward
Midfielders: Cheick Doucoure, Jefferson Lerma, Jeffrey Schlupp, Eberechi Eze
Forwards: Jordan Ajew, Odsonne Edouard
Marc Guehi is doubtful for this clash but has a place in our predicted lineup; meanwhile Michael Oliseh, Malcolm Ebiowei and Matheus França continue to be sidelined.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace confirmed lineups
*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace predictions
Prediction 1: Aston Villa to Win
Aston Villa are 10th in the league, having won two games and lost two. There are huge expectations from manager Unai Emery as the club has invested in the setup and this game is one of those expected of his side to win. Villa have won four of their last five games at home against Crystal Palace, and we're backing them to register their fifth win against the visitors at their home turf.
Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score
Aside from the 0-3 loss to Liverpool last time out, Unai Emery's side have scored in all games across all competitions this season. In the same vein, Palace have netted in all but one of their five matches in all competitions this campaign. It's also worth knowing that these teams have scored each other in four of their last five encounters; with these in mind, there's a huge chance of both teams breaching each other once more.
Prediction 3: Over 2.5 Total Goals
Both teams are coming into this clash on the back of four of their last six meetings ending in over 2.5 goals. Interestingly, Aston Villa have been involved in high-scoring affairs in each of the six matches played so far this season, while Roy Hodgson's side have also been involved in at least three-goal skirmishes in their two most recent matches. All of these points towards an exciting match with goals expected.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Head-to-Head
In 16 head-to-head encounters between these teams, Aston Villa have won seven games, lost six and drawn three.
Here are results of the most recent games:
England Premier League 04/03/23
England Premier League 20/08/22
England Premier League 15/05/22
England Premier League 27/11/21
England Premier League 16/05/21
Where to watch Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace live
For football fans in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, the Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace match will be live on SuperSport channels on your DSTV and GOTV cable networks.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 weeks ago