Match Preview: Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa

Coming into Saturday’s fixture against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Aston Villa lie a point behind their hosts in the Premier League table.
Both sides managed wins in the last round of fixtures; Villa beating Everton 2-0 at Villa Park while Palace damned Manchester United to a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford. Villa – the away side – may carry more form into the game however after a routine 6-1 Carabao Cup win over League Two side Crewe Alexandra while the Eagles fell on penalties to another League Two side in Colchester United.

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Hard work pays off as Villa take first Premier league points

After only managing to catch the second half of our first game back in the Premier League since 2016 for being in Bulgaria – and funnily enough the half we got battered in our opening weekend loss to Spurs – I had hoped to watch the full ninety against The Cherries. A flight home knackered that one. Step 1: Land in Manchester, Step 2: flight mode immediately OFF, Step 3: Score Centre app, Step 4: Pissed off for the rest of the day. Imagine my sheer effing disappointment when I remembered I had agreed to work the 23rd August on the North side of Leeds; Friday night football at home on the couch then.

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