Crystal Palace is playing very well. Rival Aston Villa coming here is really their much-awaited reagent.
Crystal Palace is in the middle of the standings with 16 points won after 12 rounds. After the difficulties when leading, the new coach Patrick Viera has partly helped the Eagles play much better and more stable.
Under the French teacher, Crystal Palace is unbeaten in the last 6 matches. Notably, the last two-thirds of their wins against Manchester City and Wolves. At home, they are showing a pretty good attacking style with many fast players on the flanks. This helps the ability to score goals has a marked change. In addition, when needing to focus, Crystal Palace proved to be very solid. Their goal is 3 full points in the next round.
Aston Villa struggled this season. Currently, they are only 15th on the rankings with 13 points won after 12 rounds. In fact, the Aston Villa players had a good start, but then fell dramatically. This forced them to appoint a new captain.
Even in the lead game, Steven Gerrard helped Aston Villa get all 3 points when defeating Brighton at home with 2 goals. They faced many difficulties but then knew how to shine at the right time. This is really a very happy signal for the former England midfielder. However, the next round they will have to face Crystal Palace. The team they lost in the last 3 visits. Obviously, it is not easy for Aston Villa to win points when the opponent is playing very well.