Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: Premier League preview and predictions


limbing up the table is the order of the day on Sunday lunchtime for both Crystal Palace and Aston Villa as they look to end the season on a high.

Amid speculation over Roy Hodgson’s future, the Eagles are clear of relegation once again but will only be able to match their record 11th-place finish under the manager if they beat Villa on Sunday.

Dean Smith & Co., meanwhile, know European football is realistically out of the question, but a top-half finish is certainly within reach.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa is scheduled for a 12pm BST kick-off on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Selhurst Park.

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Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa team news

Crystal Palace could have limited options at full-back with Patrick van Aanholt and Nathaniel Clyne doubts. Van Aanholt has a family issue to resolve, while Clyne has suffered with illness in recent days.

Tyrick Mitchell and Joel Ward are likely to continue in defence, while the Eagles remain without Mamadou Sakho (thigh), Nathan Ferguson (match fitness), James McArthur (calf) and Connor Wickham (muscle).

Jack Grealish is available again for Villa after making his comeback in Thursday’s 0-0 draw at home to Everton. The skipper had been out since February with a shin injury but came off the bench in the second half.

Ollie Watkins is available after a ban but midfielder Morgan Sanson (knee) remains out, with Trezeguet (knee) also missing.

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Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa prediction

Jack Grealish is back and showed his importance in a brief cameo against Everton. Crystal Palace were all over the place against Southampton and Villa are more than capable of punishing them. 2-0 away win.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Crystal Palace wins: 12
  • Draws: 14
  • Aston Villa: 20
  • Last meeting: Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace

Betting odds and tips

  • Crystal Palace: 21/10
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Aston Villa: 13/10

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