Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park

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Both Crystal Palace and Aston Villa are towards the bottom of the Premier League form guide – with both looking set for a season of struggle.

Neil Warnock’s men will be in high spirits following points against Liverpool at home and Swansea away.

Villa are set for their second match following the departure of Roy Keane as Paul Lambert’s assistant manager.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 8pm

Video: Premier League preview

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

C Palace 1 (Puncheon) Aston Villa 0, Premier League, April 2014

Aston Villa 0 Crystal Palace 1 (Gayle), Premier League, December 2013

Aston Villa 3 (Agbonlahor, Carew 2) Crystal Palace 1 (Ambrose), FA Cup Fifth Round Replay, February 2010

STATS…

Villa last won in the league on 13 September at Anfield and are currently on a nine match streak without a win.

After scoring just once in his first 42 matches for Palace, captain Mile Jedinak has five in his last eight league matches.

Villa have only managed 12 away points in the calendar year of 2014 – less than any of the 23 clubs to be competing in the league this year.

Palace have only won two of their last eight league matches at home – but will be looking for back to back wins in the league since April with a win against Villa.

Villa have not won away against Palace since September 1980, losing five and drawing six of their last 11 visits in all competitions.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored against 32 of the 34 different opponents that he's faced in the Premier League, with Crystal Palace being one of the sides that he is yet to score against.

ODDS…

Crystal Palace: 2.05

Stoke to win: 4.0

Draw: 3.4

TV: Highlights on BBC One, Wednesday at 10.35pm

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