While one point from two games might not seem like much of a reason to feel excited, elements of Palace’s performances in two difficult-looking games have been impressive.
Claiming a point away at Liverpool on Monday picked up on a decent enough showing against Arsenal, after working their way back into the game following a blistering opening from the Gunners.
Villa, meanwhile, have yet to fully convince despite spending big money under Steven Gerrard, though did emerge from their meeting with Palace in south east London last season with three points.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday August 20th, 2022.
Selhurst Park in London will host.
Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa
The game will not be broadcast live in the UK due to it taking place during the blackout imposed on English football.
Match of the Day, however, will broadcast highlights when it airs at 10.30pm on Saturday.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa team news
Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure, Schlupp, Ayew, Eze, Zaha, Edouard.
Subs: Milivojevic, Olise, Mateta, Clyne, Hughes, Johnstone, Ebiowei, Richards, Whitworth.
Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Kamara, Ramsey, Bailey, Watkins, Buendia.
Subs: Douglas Luiz, Ings, Chambers, Augustinsson, Young, Nakamba, Coutinho, Olsen, Archer.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa prediction
Everton did ask a number of questions of Villa last weekend, ones Palace will surely pose with added quality.
Backed by a home crowd, a home win would not be a surprise.
Crystal Palace to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Crystal Palace wins: 13
Aston Villa wins: 21