Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace EPL Betting Prediction

EPL Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction 5/19/2024

Aston Villa (20-9-8) travel to face off against Crystal Palace (12-15-10) on Sunday, May 19th. This match will be played at Selhurst Park in London. Crystal Palace is coming off a win in their previous match, while Aston Villa played to a draw vs. Crystal Palace. The match is scheduled for 11:00 AM ET.

Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace

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Aston Villa Is Coming Off A Draw

Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from a 3-3 draw against Liverpool. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still +285 on the money line, despite the high-scoring draw. The six combined goals surpassed the pre-match over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Leading Aston Villa’s offensive attack vs. Liverpool was Jhon Durán, who scored two times on his three total shots. Durán was one of four Aston Villa players to find the net, and he was assisted by Moussa Diaby and Youri Tielemans.

On the defensive end, Aston Villa allowed three goals on seven shots on target by Liverpool. Overall, they blocked seven shots and intercepted five passes. One of Liverpool’s three goals was an own goal by an Aston Villa defender.

As Aston Villa heads into their 38th match of the season, they are looking to get back on track after going 0-1-2 in their last three matches. Overall, they are 20-9-8, putting them in 4th place in the EPL. On the road, they are 8-6-4, while they are 12-3-4 at home. In matches where they are favored, they are 16-4-5, while they are 4-5-3 as the underdog. Their opponent, Crystal Palace, is currently in 12th place in the EPL.

Crystal Palace Is Coming Off A Win

Crystal Palace will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. This win came on the road and the payout for the money line on Crystal Palace was +124. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Eberechi Eze, Michael Olise, and Jean-Philippe Mateta all scored for Crystal Palace, with Olise also picking up an assist. Overall, Crystal Palace had three shots on goal, with just one shot for both Eze and Olise.

On the defensive end, Crystal Palace blocked four shots and intercepted six passes. Dean Henderson finished with six saves on Wolverhampton’s seven shots on goal. Crystal Palace’s clean sheet rate was 0.0.

Crystal Palace enters this match against Aston Villa on a two-match winning streak, as they look to continue their push up the EPL standings. Overall, they are 12-15-10, which has them in 12th place. They have been favored in 15 matches, going 9-3-3, while they have been the underdog in 22 matches, going just 3-12-7. Over their last three matches, they are 2-0-1, with their only non-win coming in a draw against Fulham. In the standings, they are tied with Wolverhampton Wanderers, as both teams have 46 points.

Aston Villa Offense Breakdown

So far this season, Aston Villa has been one of the most efficient offenses in the EPL, ranking 6th in goals scored and 8th in shots on goal. They have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in each of their last 10 matches. Ollie Watkins is their top scorer, ranking 5th in the EPL with 19 goals. He is also 3rd in the league in shots on goal. Overall, Aston Villa is 6th in the EPL in passing percentage and 6th in corners.

Crystal Palace Offense Breakdown

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Crystal Palace has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, scoring 1.4 goals per match, which is 12th in the EPL. They have been able to generate 4.3 shots on goal per match, which is 13th in the league. Jean-Philippe Mateta is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net 13 times, which is 12th in the league. Eberechi Eze has been their leader in shots on goal, as he has 30, which is 19th in the EPL. He has also scored nine goals, which is 32nd in the league. Jordan Ayew has been their leader in assists, as he has seven, which is 25th in the league. He has also scored four goals, which is 88th in the league.

Aston Villa Defense Breakdown

Over their last five matches, the Aston Villa defense has given up an average of 1.2 goals per match. However, they are coming off a match against Liverpool FC where they gave up three goals. Overall, they are 5th in the EPL in goals allowed per match (1.5). Keeper Emiliano Martínez is 5th in the EPL in clean sheets (8) and 12th in saves (95). Aston Villa is 19th in the EPL in interceptions and fouls per match.

Crystal Palace Defense Breakdown

Crystal Palace’s defense has been playing well of late, giving up just three goals over their last six matches. This includes a clean sheet against Manchester United and just one goal allowed to Wolverhampton, who is 17th in scoring. Overall, they are 7th in the EPL in goals allowed this season. Keeper Sam Johnstone is 10th in the league with six clean sheets and 23rd in saves.

Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction

Our projections for this EPL matchup between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have the match ending in a 2-2 draw, with the payout at +340. This season, both clubs have been slightly above average in terms of goals scored, shots on goal, and shooting percentage. On the defensive end, Crystal Palace is 7th in fewest goals allowed, while Aston Villa is 5th. Our projections are giving Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa the best chance to score a goal, while Jean-Philippe Mateta is the top projected goal scorer for Crystal Palace.

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