Crystal Palace Vs Aston Villa Betting Tip: Draw – 16 May 2021

Points shared between out-of-form duo

Patrick van Aanholt / Crystal Palace ©IMAGO / MB Media Solutions 08/10/2019

England Crystal Palace Vs Aston Villa England

Sunday 16th May 2021 – 12:00 (Sky Sports)
English Premier League
Pick: Draw
Odds: 12/5
Bookmaker: PaddyPower
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 14th May 2021)

Preview: All of the previous five top-flight meetings between these sides has been won by the home side on the day, providing encouragement for Crystal Palace who are looking to avoid a fifth defeat in six when they welcome Aston Villa to Selhurst Park.

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Crystal Palace – Benteke to the fore for middling Eagles?

Three wins from their remaining three fixtures would be enough for Crystal Palace (W11 D8 L16) to reach the 50-point milestone for the very first time in a Premier League season. On current form, however, this feels like asking for too much. Tuesday’s 3-1 scoreline away to Southampton, who were without a win in four, made it four defeats in five, having won only three of their past thirteen top-flight games (D3 L7).

Roy Hodgson, whose four-year reign in South London appears to be coming to an end, will be keen to sign out on a high but seems at a loss motivating a team which has never at any stage looked likely to be sucked into a relegation scrap. Further spoils could prove harder to come by as well once this weekend is up, with Arsenal, here at Selhurst Park in front of fans, and Liverpool their remaining fixtures.

One player who is belying his team’s sluggish form is Christian Benteke. The Belgian international will be bidding to score for the third successive match, after netting inside the opening minutes against the Saints and in the 2-0 win at Bramall Lane against bottom side Sheffield United. Meanwhile, four out of Palace’s five home wins this season were to nil, stressing the importance of a clean sheet on Sunday.


Christian Benteke First Goalscorer



Aston Villa – Euro audition for one or two Villains?

Villa’s (W14 D6 L14) hopes of sneaking into Europe next season were likely dashed once and for all following their midweek goalless draw at home to Everton which left them seven points adrift of Tottenham in seventh and a UEFA Conference League berth. The consolation came in the form of a 15th clean sheet of the season, with only the notoriously mean rearguards of Chelsea and Man City registering more.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has been responsible for the majority of these, and it was another outstanding display between the sticks that ensured his team clung on to pick up only their fifth point of the last eighteen available (W1 D2 L3). It was also the first game in seven in which Villa hadn’t both scored and conceded – and to be brutally honest, they rarely threatened to do the former of those.

The other boost from midweek was the return of the club’s poster boy. Jack Grealish had been out since February but still has more goal involvements (6 goals, 10 assists) than any team-mate. Ollie Watkins is also available following his suspension, with both keen to demonstrate their qualities in what remains of this season ahead of a possible place in the England squad for the forthcoming European Championship.

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Crystal Palace Vs Aston Villa Betting Advice

Aston Villa can do the double over their opponents for the first time in 40 years but have won only once here, at Selhurst Park, in their past twelve league visits (D5 L6). However, Crystal Palace have only mustered up two goals across their last six home Premier League games (W1 D2 L3), with Opta kindly informing us that no team has netted fewer on their own turf since the start of last season than Roy Hodgson’s side.


Crystal Palace Vs Aston Villa – Key Facts:

  • After winning 3-0 at Villa Park earlier in the season, Aston Villa can now complete a first league double over Crystal Palace since 1980-81.
  • However, the home team on the day has prevailed in each of the last five Premier League meetings, with Palace winning by a single goal in 2015-16 & 2019-20.
  • Both teams to score has delivered in all but one of Aston Villa’s past eight league games, and in four of the last six for Crystal Palace.


Despite receiving a boost with Jack Grealish’s return to the fold, it is still difficult getting too enthusiastic about the away side’s chances – especially at their current odds! Villa have won one game in their last six, failed to win three of their previous four away, and conceded in seven successive matches prior to midweek. Palace are in a similar rut (W1 D1 L4), though, having beaten only West Brom here since February.

Best Betting Odds – Crystal Palace Vs Aston Villa

Crystal Palace – 21/10 (Betfair)
Draw – 12/5 (PaddyPower)
Aston Villa – 11/8 (BetVictor)