Crystal Palace v Aston Villa predicted lineups and match preview

Crystal Palace host Aston Villa this weekend.

To be played on Saturday 22nd August 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Selhurst Park, London

Odds: C. Palace 17/20, Draw 5/2, Aston Villa 7/2

Crystal Palace play their second home game in a row this weekend as they host Aston Villa at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles couldn't build on their 3-1 opening day victory over Norwich City as they slipped to a 2-1 loss to Arsenal last weekend, meaning Alan Pardew's men will be desperate to bounce back on Saturday.

They face Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa, and whilst they lost last weekend, manager Pardew isn't expected to make too many - if any - changes to his side, though recent signing Bakary Sako could be in line for his debut.

Opponents Villa also opened the season with a win but fell to a loss last weekend, as Manchester United defeated them 1-0 at Villa Park.

It's back on the road again this weekend for Villa, and Sherwood may hand a debut to recent signing Adama Traore following his arrival from Barcelona.

Sherwood may also choose to start with the physically dominant Rudy Gestede against Palace's big centre backs, whilst Jack Grealish returned to action for Villa's Under-21 side in midweek, so could be on the bench.

C. Palace predicted lineup

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Scott Dann
  • Damien Delaney
  • Pape SouarĂ©
  • Joel Ward
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • James McArthur
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Connor Wickham

Aston Villa predicted lineup

  • Brad Guzan
  • Jordan Amavi
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Micah Richards
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Adama TraorĂ©

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