AVL vs CRY Dream11: Crystal Palace will be looking to bounce back from their seven-goal loss to Liverpool when they continue their 2020-21 Premier League campaign away to Aston Villa on Boxing Day. Palace come into this one off the back of an embarrassing 7-0 demolition at the hands of Liverpool, which saw them fall down the league table to 13th position. Villa, on the other hand, beat West Brom 3-0 in their last game out, as they begin to regain the form displayed at the start of the season. The potential of Barkley returning to Villa, even if it may be off the bench, would be a massive boost to Dean Smith’s side, with his link up with Grealish a huge threat for Villa before the injury. Expect a close game, but one that Villa should come out on top in.
Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace, Premier League
26th December, 8:30 pm (IST)
Villa Park, Birmingham
AVL – L-L-W-D-W
Head-to-head: Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have squared off 45 times till date. Aston Villa have won 19 while Crystal Palace have won 12. 14 matches have ended in draws.
Last meeting: Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace
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AVL vs CRY Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Aston Villa Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Wesley Moraes and Trezeguet continue to be sidelined for Aston Villa.
Doubtful: The likes of Ezri Konsa and Ross Barkley are back in training, but whether or not they play any part remains doubtful in AVL vs CRY Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Ezri Konsa could make his way back into the lineup. Ross Barkley's return to the starting XI could be on the cards.
AVL Playing 11 (probable):
Martinez; Cash, Hause, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz; El Ghazi, Grealish, Traore; Watkins
B) Crystal Palace Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Connor Wickham, Martin Kelly, Wayne Hennessey, Nathan Ferguson and Mamadou Sakho are all sidelined.
Doubtful: James Tomkins is most likely to be out of this clash due to injury.
Expected changes: Christian Benteke will return from suspension. James Tomkins might make his return to the side as he nears completion of his return from injury.
CRY Playing 11 (probable):
Guaita; Clyne, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Riedewald, McArthur, Eze; Zaha, Benteke
AVL vs CRY Today Match Prediction:
Palace are certainly a lot better then they showed against Liverpool, but we are finding it difficult to back against the hosts here. Smith's side are without a victory in their last four league games at home – suffering three defeats in the process – but we are tipping Villa to edge a narrow game at Villa Park. We predict a 2-1 win for Aston Villa in the AVL vs CRY Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Cash, Mings, Targett, Van Aanholt
MID: McGinn, Grealish, McArthur, Schlupp
FW: Watkins, Zaha
AVL vs CRY Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Aston Villa –
Ollie Watkins – Werner has 9 goals and a total of 16 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 43.79%. He had a total of 16 big chances.
Jack Grealish – Grealish has 5 goals and a total of 11 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 32.16%. He had a total of 11 big chances.
Crystal Palace –
Wilfried Zaha – Zaha has 7 goals and a total of 11 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 23.33%. He had a total of 10 big chances.
Christian Benteke – Benteke has 3 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 20%. He had a total of 9 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Ross Barkley – Barkley has 2 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 11.11%. He had a total of 3 big chances.
Andros Townsend – Townsend has 1 goals and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 8.33%. He had a total of 3 big chances.