Confirmed: Aston Villa v Crystal Palace lineups - Kozak and Sako start

Villa Park Outside

Here is how Aston Villa and Crystal Palace lineup this evening.

Aston Villa host Crystal Palace in the Premier League this evening.

The Midlands side currently sit bottom of the Premier League table, with just eight points from 20 games, and head coach Remi Garde is still looking for his first win in charge of the club.

They head into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with League Two side Wycombe Wanderers in the FA Cup at the weekend.

A poor performance, the Villa fans made it clear they were not happy with how their team performed on the day, and there is likely to be a nervous atmosphere at Villa Park this evening.

A win for Villa will keep them rooted in last place, but they could close the gap on 19th placed Sunderland to four points.

Palace are flying high in the division, and they know three points could make them rise as high as fifth place, dependent on Manchester United’s result.

Alan Pardew’s men have been performing well this season, and they head into the game on the back of success in the third round of the FA Cup, having defeated Southampton by a 2-1 scoreline over the weekend.

Wilfried Zaha netted the winning goal, and he will be hoping to carry his form into tonight’s game, as he starts on the wing along with Jason Puncheon, whilst Bakary Sako fulfils the lone striking role upfront.

Aston Villa lineup

Starting:

  • Mark Bunn
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Jores Okore
  • Carles Gil
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Jordan Ayew
  • Libor Kozák

Substitutes: Brad Guzan, Ciaran Clark, Micah Richards, Kieran Richardson, Jordan Lyden, Scott Sinclair, Rudy Gestede.

C. Palace lineup

Starting:

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Scott Dann
  • Damien Delaney
  • Pape Souaré
  • Joel Ward
  • Yohan Cabaye
  • Joe Ledley
  • James McArthur
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Bakary Sako
  • Wilfried Zaha

Substitutes: Julian Speroni, Martin Kelly, Mile Jedinak, Jordon Mutch, Fraizer Campbell, Marouane Chamakh, Connor Wickham.

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