Welcome to our Aston Villa v Crystal Palace preview. The home side, Aston Villa are strong contenders to pick up three points here, as a Crystal Palace side who look certain to struggle against relegation this term travel to Villa Park. But is all as it seems? Are there dark clouds in the horizon for Aston Villa? All will be revealed in our conclusion.

Aston Villa should be cautious about the outcome of this game, as although Palace certainly have a relegation battle ahead of them this term, it seems that they have improved significantly under the tutelage of Tony Pulis. Furthermore, Villa have already slipped up more than once at home this season, so this may not be as much of a foregone conclusion as it appears.

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Crystal Palace LLWWL

Previous Meetings

England – FA Cup ‎(FA)‎ Feb 25, 2010 Aston Villa 3 – Crystal Palace 1
England – FA Cup ‎(FA)‎ Feb 14, 2010 Crystal Palace 2 – Aston Villa 2

Goals Scored

Aston Villa have scored 17 goals this season, whereas Crystal Palace have scored 11.

Goals Conceded

Aston Villa have conceded 23 goals this season, while Crystal Palace have conceded 27.

Team and Selection News

Palace don’t have too many options with their team for this game, and are unlikely to make too many changes. They will be hoping that Marouane Chamakh maintains his recent good form. Villa may recall the Belgian striker Christian Benteke, even though his recent form has been a little short of what is generally expected.

Conclusion

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