While Patrick Vieira’s side haven’t exactly enjoyed the easiest summers, elements of their performances against Arsenal and Liverpool have been impressive, with the Villa clash providing perhaps a more realistic three-point chance.
Indeed, although Steven Gerrard defeated Frank Lampard last time out, the pressure remains. Despite significant spending, Villa have yet to really convince under his stewardship.
Two clubs with ambitions to break into the top half at least this season, here’s everything you need to know about the game
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League match is scheduled for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday August 20e2022.
Selhurst Park in London will host.
Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa
The match will not be broadcast live in the UK as it takes place during the blackout imposed on English football.
Match of the Day, however, will air highlights when it airs at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa team news
Vieira opted for a back five in Monday’s draw at Liverpool but will surely revert to a back-four for a home game against a side they will consider positional rivals.
This means Joel Ward could drop out in place of another striker, with Odsonne Edouard potentially pairing Wilfried Zaha up front.
For Villa, Diego Carlos has suffered a long-term injury which means Tyrone Mings is likely to be a substitute.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Prediction
Everton posed a number of questions to Villa last weekend, ones Palace will surely ask with added quality.
Backed by a home crowd, a home win would come as no surprise.
Crystal Palace wins 2-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Crystal Palace wins: 13
Aston Villa win: 21