It has been a good start for both men so far with Vieira guiding his Eagles to tenth in the table and a seven-game unbeaten run going into this match. Palace can go as high as sixth with a win.
Conor Gallagher has been a revelation on loan from Chelsea while Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke have regularly hit the back of the net in recent weeks.
As for Villa, Gerrard oversaw a debut victory against Brighton last weekend to push his side away from the relegation zone. There is still plenty of work to do however with four-point gaps to both 18th and eighth-place as the weekend begins.
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Early team news
James McArthur could be out for a while after tearing a muscle against Wolves a fortnight ago though Odsonne Edouard’s return to the squad against Burnley could see him involved.
Nathan Ferguson is still out but could soon be in contention for a first-term berth at last.
Evening Standard prediction
With the home side proving the most serial drawers in the Premier League so far and Gerrard surely not wanting to risk a loss so early into his tenure, it’s tough to split them.
Can I watch the game live on TV in the UK?
With the game kicking off at 3pm GMT, fans will be unable to watch live because of the blackout at the time in English football.
Highlights, however, will be available on Match of the Day which broadcasts at 10.30pm GMT on Saturday night.
Hello and welcome to this intriguing match-up in the Premier League.