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

Craig Vickers
Zaha tussles with Targett
Zaha tussles with Targett / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages
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Two of the greatest players in Premier League history square off in the dugout this weekend as Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa travel to face Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace.

The Gerrard era at Villa Park got off to the best possible start after a 2-0 victory over Brighton last weekend, courtesy of late goals from Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings.

Palace, meanwhile, were held to a 3-3 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor, although they will fancy their chances against Villa at Selhurst Park having yet to taste defeat in south London this season.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 27 November, 15:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Selhurst Park
TV channel/live stream? Final Score - BBC, Soccer Saturday - Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN/fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel, Match of the Day (BBC - UK)
Referee? Michael Sailsbury
VAR? Paul Tierney


Crystal Palace team news

James McArthur
James McArthur has been ruled out for Crystal Palace / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Eberechi Eze returned to the Palace squad for the first time since suffering an Achilles tendon injury back in May in last weekend's draw with Burnley.

However, Vieira was dealt a blow this week when it was revealed midfielder James McArthur will be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring issue.


Aston Villa team news

Douglas Luiz
Douglas Luiz has been missing in recent weeks for Villa / James Chance/GettyImages

Douglas Luiz could return to the squad this weekend for Aston Villa after missing the last month with a hamstring problem.

Elsewhere, Bertrand Traore isn't too far away from a return, while Trezeguet is a long-term absentee.


Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa predicted lineups

Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Milivojevic, Kouyate; Ayew, Gallagher, Zaha; Benteke

Aston Villa (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Nakamba, McGinn, Ramsey; Bailey, Ings, Watkins


Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa head-to-head record

Matches between these two sides have been closely fought over the years, with Villa edging out the head-to-head record with 14 victories to 13 defeats.

The Villans have won three out of the last five encounters, although Palace reigned supreme in the previous meeting between these clubs at the end of last season.

2-1 down with 14 minutes remaining, the Eagles snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at Selhurst Park with goals from Wilfried Zaha and Tyrick Mitchell.


Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa score prediction

Patrick Vieira
Vieira has enjoyed a good start to life at Palace / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

One word which can define both Gerrard and Vieira's managerial philosophies is 'structure', with both coaches being renowned for their side's defensive solidity.

Villa showed that quality in abundance last week to get the better of Brighton, and they'll face a similar test against another side who like to dominate possession.

As a result, expect a cagey affair which could end goalless.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

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