Crystal Palace managed to hold Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Monday night and with this confidence, they will be hoping to pick up their first win of the season when they face Aston Villa next weekend.
Villa made a losing start to their campaign but they managed to pick up a 2-1 win over Everton last weekend which means they are currently ninth on the Premier League table.
Based on how these teams have been playing, this one should be a pretty even contest. However, Villa will have gotten two more days of rest because they played Everton on Saturday and this could be a key factor in deciding the outcome of the tie.
These two sides have met 12 times in the EPL era and things have been pretty even with Palace and Villa both winning five games each and the remaining two have resulted in draws.
Team news and injuries:
Jack Butland and Nathan Ferguson are both out until next month and Vieira is also going to be without James Tomkins as well who is out with a muscle injury.
James McArthur is recovering from a groin injury and there’s a chance he could be available for selection on Saturday.
For the visiting side, it’s a lot easier because Steven Gerrard has only two injury concerns going into gameweek three.
Kortney Hause is out with a knee injury and will be back in a fortnight or so whereas Diego Carlos has ruptured his Achilles’ tendon so he will be out for a significant amount of time.
Talking about Hause, the manager said last week: “Kortney isn’t available at the moment. He’s back on the grass with the physio, but he’s not available for selection.”
Coutinho was withdrawn in the 60th minute vs Everton as there were fears of an injury but Gerrard has revealed that the playmaker will be ok.
Timing: 20th August 2022 at 15:00 GMT
Venue: Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace lead Liverpool at Anfield 😯 pic.twitter.com/I8FpmFDntK
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Crystal Palace: LD
Aston Villa: LW
Crystal Palace to win: 2.5
Aston Villa to win: 2.87
Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa.