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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Aston Villa host Crystal Palace in a meeting between two Premier League teams sat snugly in mid-table.

The Clarets and the Eagles are separated by just one point in 12th and 11th place respectively with three games left to play. However, Villa have lurched between success and failure with just four Premier League draws all season while Palace can boast the highest tally of stalemates in the division (14).

Here’s everything you need to know about the meeting between this pair.

When is kick off? Sunday 15 April, 14:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Villa Park
TV channel/live stream? Not televised in the UK, Peacock (USA), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day 2
Referee? Chris Kavanagh
VAR? David Coote

While Kortney Hause continues his long-term recovery from an abdominal issue, Villa may also be without Leon Bailey. Steven Gerrard was optimistic about the dynamic wide-man returning before the season’s conclusion but Sunday could be too soon.

Jacob Ramsey missed the last two games against Burnley and Liverpool with a groin injury but Gerrard admitted there was “a decent chance” he could feature this weekend.

Marc Guehi was substituted for the first time all season after suffering damage to his ankle during Palace‘s 1-0 win over Watford last weekend. However, Patrick Vieira ensured “everybody trained this week” aside from long-term absentee Nathan Ferguson.

As the wafer-thin difference in their Premier League positions after 35 games suggests, these clubs are pretty evenly matched.

Villa won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the start of Gerrard’s reign but recorded their lowest expected goals (xG) figure of the season that game (per FBref), converting the few chances they had.

Home advantage may give Villa a slight edge but, with both sides safe for another season of top-flight football, the pair could cancel each out with a draw.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal Palace


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