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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Prediction, Pick, Preview & Betting Odds – Premier League 5/19/24

Check out our free Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace pick and preview for this Premier League match in London. See who we like to come out on top this Premier League match.

At 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 19th, Aston Villa will travel to Selhurst Park in London to take on Crystal Palace. Aston Villa is 4th in the Premier League and has an ML payout of +255 compared to Crystal Palace at -118. The payout for a draw is currently sitting at +340, and the over/under goal line is 3.5 goals. Crystal Palace has won two straight matches and is 12th in the league.

Aston Villa vs. Crystal Palace Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Aston Villa at Crystal Palace
  • Where: London at Selhurst Park
  • Date: Sunday, May 19th
  • Betting Odds CRY -118 | AST +255 O/U 3.5

Aston Villa Preview

As Aston Villa takes on Crystal Palace, they are looking to bounce back after a tough loss to Brighton & Hove Albion. Overall, they have been solid this season, sitting in 4th place in the EPL. However, they have struggled on the road, going just 8-6-4. Over their last five matches, they have gone 2-1-2. In the EPL standings, they are 11 points behind Liverpool and five points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.

Through 10 matches, Aston Villa has taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in every match. This season, they are averaging 5.1 shots on goal per match, which is 8th in the EPL. They are also 6th in the league in goals per match, scoring 1.9 times per contest. Ollie Watkins is their top scorer, as he has found the back of the net 19 times, which is 5th in the EPL. He also leads the club in shots on goal, as he has 46 this season, which is 3rd in the league. Aston Villa’s passing percentage is 85.7%, which is 6th in the EPL.

Over their last seven matches, Aston Villa’s defense has been up and down. They have given up three goals twice, including their most recent match against Liverpool, who is 4th in scoring. However, they have also had two matches where they have given up just one goal. Overall, they are 5th in the EPL in goals allowed this season. Keeper Emiliano Martínez is 5th in clean sheets with eight, and he is 12th in saves.

Crystal Palace Preview

In their last four matches, Crystal Palace has gone 3-0-1, including a 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on May 11th. Overall, they are 12-15-10, which has them 12th in the EPL. They are tied with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the standings, but they hold the tiebreaker. At home, Crystal Palace has gone 7-7-4, and they have won two straight matches. In matches where they have been favored, they are 9-3-3, while they are 3-12-7 as the underdog.

Crystal Palace has been an average offensive team this season, ranking 12th in the EPL in goals scored at 1.4 per match. Jean-Philippe Mateta is their top scorer with 13 goals, which is 12th in the league. Eberechi Eze has 9 goals and is 19th in the EPL in shots on goal. He is also 32nd in the league in goals scored. Jordan Ayew is their leader in assists with 7, which is 25th in the EPL. He is also 5th on the team in goals scored.

Crystal Palace’s defense has been playing well as of late, as they have given up just three goals over their last six matches (0.5 goals per match). Their best performance came against Manchester United, who is 9th in scoring, as they shut them out. Overall, they are 7th in the EPL in goals allowed, giving up 1.6 goals per match. Keeper Sam Johnstone is 10th in the EPL with six clean sheets, and he is 23rd in saves with 41. They will be facing an Aston Villa offense that is 6th in scoring.

Aston Villa vs. Crystal Palace Head To Head

In the only matchup between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace this season, Aston Villa came out on top by a score of 3-1. Aston Villa had five shots on goal compared to three for Crystal Palace.

Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace Free Pick

Our projection for this EPL matchup between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace is a 2-2 draw, which comes with a nice payout of +340. This season, both clubs have been slightly above average in terms of goal scoring, but they have also been solid on the defensive end, with Crystal Palace ranking 7th and Aston Villa 5th in fewest goals allowed. Our projections have Ollie Watkins as the top goal-scoring threat for Aston Villa, while Jean-Philippe Mateta has the best odds to score for Crystal Palace.

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