Steven Gerrard will be desperate to keep his 100% win record in tact as he takes charge of his first away game as head coach of Aston Villa. Villa beat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 last weekend, as they ended their five game losing streak. 

Crystal Palace haven't lost in seven Premier League games, and Patrick Viera's side have had some great results recently - including a 0-2 win at the Etihad, and draws against Arsenal and Leicester City.

  • Team News

The away side may see the return of Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, after he missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury. Gerrard also spoke about Trezeguet, who has been absent with a long term injury, mentioning that he has begun to train again.

James McArthur will be sidelined for the Eagles for at least a few games after picking up a muscle injury against Wolves just a few weeks ago. Striker Odsonne Edouard returned to the squad last week, so is likely to feature again in tomorrow's match.

  • Predicted line ups

Aston Villa: Martinez; Targett, Konsa, Mings, Cash, Luiz, Mcginn, Ramsey, Ings, Watkins, Buendia.

Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha, Benteke, Edouard.

  • Previous meetings

Last season, the two sides beat each other in their home fixture, with a 3-0 for the hosts at Villa Park, and a 3-2 win for Palace in south London. 

Anwar El Ghazi scored a worldie in the fixture at Villa Park, while Tyrick Mitchell scored a late winner for Palace in the return fixture.

  • Ones to watch

Wilfred Zaha always causes a threat for the defence, and the Villa team will have done plenty of training in order to stop him. But Conor Gallagher is currently running the show for Palace, after the Chelsea loanee had an electric start to the season.

After Ollie Watkins scored a great goal last week, his confidence will be sky high and the forward will be wanting to add to his tally for the season. Confidence seems high under Gerrard, and Villa need to win games if they're European hopes aren't now too distant.

  • How to watch

The game takes place on Saturday the 27th of November at Selhurt Park at 3:00pm. The blackout means this game won't be shown live.










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