Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

Will Alan Pardew still be smiling after Crystal Palace's game with Aston Villa?
Will Alan Pardew still be smiling after Crystal Palace's game with Aston Villa?

Can Crystal Palace move even higher up the league with a win over struggling Aston Villa? Opta rates their chances.

"Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last seven Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (W4 D2 L1)."

They are 2.546/4 to win.

The last seven league meetings between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have produced just 10 goals. Under 2.5 goals is 1.674/6.

Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last seven Premier League meetings with Aston Villa (W4 D2 L1). They are 2.546/4 to win.

The Eagles have won just five Premier League matches with a winning goal scored in the 87th minute or later, but two of which have been against Aston Villa - including their 2-1 win earlier this season. The draw half-time/Crystal Palace full-time double result is 6.411/2.

Aston Villa are currently on a 19-game winless run in the Premier League (D5 L14); the joint-fourth longest run in Premier League history (alongside Nottingham Forest in 1998-99). Palace are 4.57/2 to win half-time/full-time.

The only longer winless runs in the competition since its inception in 1992 are Derby County (32 games), Sunderland (26 games) and Norwich City (21 games). Villa are 1.3130/100 to finish rock bottom of the Premier League.

Crystal Palace have failed to score a goal in their last three Premier League games - they haven't gone without a goal in four successive top-flight matches since Feb 1998 (five games). Aston Villa are 3.3512/5 to keep a clean sheet.

Just one of Crystal Palace's 23 Premier League goals this season has been scored by a recognised striker, and this was a penalty (Wickham versus Stoke on Dec 19). Under 1.5 goals is priced at 3.185/40.

A Premier League-high 47.8% of Crystal Palace's goals this season have been scored from set- piece situations. Scott Dann is 8.415/2 to score.

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