Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa 12/02/2014 Premier League Preview,Odds and Prediction
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 20:00(GMT)
The Line: Crystal Palace 21/20 Draw 5/2 Aston Villa 3/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Live Extra, Premier League Extra Time, Directv
Aston Villa travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace with both teams on thirteen points a win for either could seperate them from the relegation zone. Aston Villa will get back Christian Benteke from suspension and he will slot straight back into the starting eleven with Weimann and Agbonlahor going left and right of the big Belgian. Villa played really well at Burnley at the weekend and were undone by a penalty in the last five minutes, if Paul Lambert's men can put in another performance like that on Tuesday they could very well come away with a win from Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace come into this game having beaten Liverpool and drawn with Swansea to move themselves out of the relegation zone. Neil Warnock's side have played better than their results in alot of games, they should have taken something from their home game with Chelsea and will be looking to get a win here against Aston Villa. Teams in the bottom half of the league table simply must win their home games in order to stay out of the relegation zone, given how close things are this year in the Premier League it is going to be even more imperative for teams to keep picking up points at home.
This one looks like two well matched teams on paper. The return of Christian Benteke could give Villa a slight advantage though and i am going to take Villa +1 on the handicap. More than likely this one finishes level but Villa +1 is the safer option in my opinion.