Crystal Palace and Aston Villa meet at Selhurst Park, in a match for the 4th round of the Premier League. The only recent head‑to‑head between these two teams was played on 12‑01‑2016, and ended in a (1‑0) win by Aston Villa. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth attention.
Fixture Crystal Palace VS Aston Villa
31 August 2019 – 15:00
Regular Season – Round 4
31 Aug – 15:00
Who will be the winner?
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Analysis of Crystal Palace
The home team is currently in the 10th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sheffield United, by (1‑0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Manchester United, by (1‑2). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. They come to this match after a home loss against Colchester United by (4‑5), after a penalty shootout. Crystal Palace has won 2, tied 3 and lost 5 of the last 10 home matches. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
Crystal Palace come to this match unmotivated after being eliminated from the English League Cup, by Colchester United. The hosts usually play in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring the quick transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical formation, the three men responsible for launching panic on the opposing defensive are Schlupp, Ayew and Zaha. It should be noted that when the team invest in the offensive process, they usually do so through the left aisle, taking advantage of the depth offered by van Aanholt. The coach should have all the players at his disposal.
Analysis of Aston Villa
The away team is currently in the 16th position of the league, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against AFC Bournemouth, by (1‑2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Everton, by (2‑0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 36 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 19 conceded. In their last match, for the League Cup, they got an away win against Crewe Alexandra by (1‑6). In the last 10 away matches Aston Villa has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches.
Aston Villa come to this game motivated after a 1-6 away win over Crewe Alexandra, in a match to count for the English League Cup: Konsa, Hourihane, Davis, Guilbert and Grealish scored the team’s goals. The visitors usually play in a 4-3-3, favoring a faster playing style and constant transitions. The three arrows aimed at the opposing goal will be Hassan, Wesley and Jota Peleteiro. It is possible for McGinn, Douglas Luiz and Grealish to play in the most central part of the field. The coach should have all players available for this match.