With both sides safe and looking to end their season strongly, Crystal Palace travel to the Midlands to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday

With both sides safe and looking to end their season strongly, Crystal Palace travel to the Midlands to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Villains were beaten 1-2 by title contenders Liverpool while The Eagles defeated relegated Watford.

Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard faced his former side with the prospect of ending their title hopes on his watch, and the match started in quick fashion.

It was Villa who cranked up the nerves as Douglas Luiz scored in just three minutes, though their opponents were unfazed as Joel Matip equalised just minutes later to bring the game level.

Liverpool took the lead in the second half as Sadio Mane headed home to keep their title hopes alive. The defeat leaves Gerrard’s team in 12th position, with five points separating 15th from 10th.

Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira’s side secured a 1-0 victory against the already-relegated Watford as they close out the season strongly.

A Wilfried Zaha penalty was enough to earn his side three points which takes them into 11th position, though the Eagles have to face both Everton and Manchester United in their final two games of the season.

Team news

Villa will be without both Jacob Ramsey and Leon Bailey for the final games of the season with injuries, while Ollie Watkins and Kortney Hause are both doubts for the game.

Palace have just three injury concerns – Marc Guehi who is out with an ankle injury while Vicente Guaita and Nathan Ferguson are out through injury.

Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace – kick off at 2pm (UK time) on Sunday 15th May 2022

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