Sunday, June 16, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa – 19/05/24

Competition: Premier League

Market: Jean-Philippe Mateta to score anytime

Odds: 11/8 @ 1xBet

Looking to sign off the 2023/24 campaign with another rampant display, Crystal Palace will welcome Aston Villa to Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Crystal Palace might have only appointed Oliver Glasner back in February, the Eagles have continued on a remarkable Premier League romp. Continuing to receive a string of plaudits from across England’s top-flight, the former Eintracht Frankfurt boss finds the mood in his camp at a red-hot high. Putting in another dominant display last weekend as they stormed their way to a 3-1 victory away at Wolves, Palace have collected 16 points from their previous six Premier League appearances. Making a famous statement on May 6th as they claimed a 4-0 romp at home against Manchester United, Glasner’s men have also gained a fearsome reputation for their success in the final third. Including an action-packed 5-2 win against West Ham last month, Sunday’s hosts have notched 16 goals on their six-match flurry. Still holding the chance to secure a shock top-half finish this weekend, fans around Selhurst Park should be smelling another potential opportunity in south London.

As for the visitors, while Aston Villa might have officially secured a famous Champions League return earlier in the week, Unai Emery’s men have struggled to find much stability since returning from March’s international break. Suffering major Europa Conference League heartbreak last week as they eventually fell to a 6-2 aggregate defeat at the hands of Olympiacos, the one-time Arsenal boss has not seen his squad muster a single victory from any of their previous five appearances across all competitions. Despite mounting a dramatic comeback on Monday night as they snatched a 3-3 stalemate at home against Liverpool, Villa have shown some extended defensive issues. Shipping 12 goals on their five-match wobble, Emery’s men have also secured just a sole domestic victory outside of the Midlands since the start of March. Likewise, falling to a 3-1 defeat when they travelled to Selhurst Park last season, Villa should be bracing themselves for another tricky test at Selhurst Park this weekend.

Bet: Jean-Philippe Mateta to score anytime against Aston Villa 11/8 for Sunday’s Premier League finale @ 1xBet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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