Premier League Preview: Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Sep 16)
- Aston Villa looking to bounce back from defeat against Liverpool before the international break
- Crystal Palace picked up a 3-1 win over Wolves before the Premier League break
There will be interesting action from Villa Park this Saturday in the Premier League, as Aston Villa look to bounce back from a heavy defeat against Liverpool before the international break. Crystal Palace will be looking for a second straight win.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m ET
- Where: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
- How To Watch: NBC
Aston Villa will have home advantage this weekend, as they bid to get back on track after suffering a second big away defeat of the season. Unai Emery’s side have an excellent record in home matches since the Spaniard arrived, and they have lost back-to-back games on just three occasions under the coach.
However, the Midlands side boasts an excellent record in this fixture, as they have lost just once in their previous eleven in the Premier League. In fact, their most recent defeat was suffered way back in December 2013. Over that period, Villa have won six of the last eleven, with four ending in draws.
It has been a positive start to the new season for Crystal Palace, as they sit seventh in the current Premier League standings. The Eagles have won two of their opening four matches, and they have suffered just a single defeat. In their previous match, they recorded a 3-2 win over Wolves at Selhurst Park.
However, Palace’s best performances this term have come on the road, as they have avoided defeat in each of their last two. They haven’t gone their opening three matches away from home without defeat in the top-flight since 1994-95. However, they have scored just five goals in their last eleven against the Villa.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction
This should be an entertaining game at Villa Park this weekend, and cases can be made for both sides. We can see both sides finding the net, but the preference remains for the Villa to bounce back to winning ways.