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After a brutal opening stretch, Crystal Palace will welcome a home game – and a chance at a victory – when they host Aston Villa on Saturday in a 2022-23 English Premier League match. The Eagles opened the season with heavyweights Arsenal and Liverpool, though they did well to come away with one point. They drew 1-1 with Liverpool on Monday following their 2-0 loss to the Gunners in the opener. Now, Palace faces Aston Villa at Selhurst Park, and the Eagles finished 12th in the table last season while the Villans were 14th. Villa found themselves in a battle with nearly-relegated Everton last Saturday but came away with a 2-1 victory. That followed a 2-0 loss to newly-promoted Bournemouth on the opening weekend, a loss that increased heat on manager Steven Gerrard. The former Liverpool captain will face ex-Arsenal skipper Patrick Vieria, now the Crystal Palace boss, in a battle between two of the sport's all-time great midfielders.

Kickoff at Selhurst Park in London is set for 10 a.m ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Crystal Palace as a slight +150 favorite (risk $100 to win $150) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa odds. Villa is the +195 underdog, a draw is priced at +220 and the Over-Under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your Aston Villa vs. Crystal Palace picks, make sure you check out the English Premier League predictions and betting advice from proven soccer insider Martin Green

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Aston Villa vs. Crystal Palace from every angle. You can head to SportsLine to see his EPL picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa:

  • Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa spread: Palace -0.5 (+155)
  • Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa Over/Under: 2.5 goals 
  • Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa money line: Palace +150, Villa +195, Draw +220 
  • CP: Crystal Palace have eight goals while yielding 11 in their past 10 matches 
  • AV: Aston Villa have scored 12 goals and conceded 15 in their past 10 games 
  • Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa picks: See picks here.

Why you should back Crystal Palace 

The Eagles are feeling pretty good despite not having a victory, as they put up quite a fight against both Arsenal and Liverpool. In fact, they could have won both games. They held the ball for 57 percent of the match with the Gunners and equaled them in shots, and they had the lead at halftime against Liverpool. They had lost 10 straight games to the Reds. Palace is a tough team in the image of Vieira, and the manager will have his team fired up to face his former rival. The Eagles earned 29 of their 48 points last season at Selhurst Park, allowing 17 goals in 19 games.

Palace forward Wilfried Zaha, who put his team up 1-0 on Liverpool in the 32nd minute on an excellent counter-attack, could blitz a weak Villa defense. The Villans have conceded in seven straight league games, and new addition Diego Carlos, expected to be a defensive lynchpin, ruptured his Achilles last week. Zaha scored 14 goals last season, and Odsonne Edouard and Jean-Philippe Mateta combined for 11, so Aston Villa will have its hands full. The Eagles put almost 35 percent of their shots on target last season, the fourth-best mark in the league.

Why you should back Aston Villa

The Villans are 5-1-3 in the past nine meetings between the teams and won 2-1 at Selhurst Park last November. Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins are still leading the attack, with Jacob Ramsey and Emiliano Buendia providing support. Watkins led the team with 11 goals last season, while Ings had seven to go with six assists. Buendia and Ings scored last week's goals. The players will be out to succeed for Gerrard in his battle with his former rival. 

Aston Villa was unpredictable on the road last season, as seven of their 13 victories came away from home but they lost 11 road games (with just one draw). Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez had a poor save percentage (67.6) but still posted 11 clean sheets last season, and he had a percentage of 76 or better the previous three seasons. He might not be tested too much Saturday, as Palace had the fourth-fewest shots in the EPL last season. Villa allowed just 30.6 percent of their opponents' attempts to find the target, the fifth-best mark in the Premier League.     

How to make Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa picks

Green has scrutinized Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa from every angle, and he is leaning Under on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets and a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his EPL picks here.

So, who wins Aston Villa vs. Crystal Palace? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.