Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Bitesize Prediction: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa – 27/11/21

Competition: Premier League

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport

Looking to make an immediate return to winning ways this weekend, Crystal Palace will welcome Aston Villa to Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while Crystal Palace might have impressed many across the Premier League since bringing in Patrick Vieira over the summer, they would have been disappointed to have had to settle for a single point last weekend. Marking their return from November’s international break with what turned out to be an action-packed 3-3 draw away at Burnley, the former Arsenal icon will be desperate for his side to make an immediate return to winning ways here. Heading into their fortnight break earlier in the month with back-to-back 2-0 wins against Wolves and Manchester City, the Eagles are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League matchups, a run that stems back to the middle of September. Likewise, it should be noted, each of their last 10 straight contests have seen over 1.5 goals by the final whistle.

As for the visitors, while Aston Villa might not have been at their best once again last weekend, they did get Steven Gerrard’s tenure off to a winning start. Eventually grabbing a pair of late goals on home soil as they landed a 2-0 victory against Brighton, the now-former Rangers boss is desperate for his side to skyrocket their way up the table. Bringing an end to their five-match Premier League losing run when returning from the international break, Gerrard will be calling on his new squad to find some stability on their travels. Including back-to-back 3-1 and 2-1 defeats away at Arsenal and Tottenham, Villa have lost five of their last six away fixtures across all formats. It should be noted, with their back-to-back meetings against Crystal Palace last season producing eight goals, we’re backing what could be another lively affair here.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa 4/11 for Saturday’s Premier League matchup @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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