AN excellent and well merited point for Crystal Palace at Swansea on Saturday and the Eagles will be looking for back-to-back PL home wins when Aston Villa are the visitors on Tuesday evening.
Villa have scored just three times in their last nine PL matches and have not won at Selhurst Park since September 1980 and I would be disappointed if Neil Warnock's side didn't take maximum points.
Palace are 21/20 at BetVictor to keep all three points with Villa 31/10 and the draw 12/5 and that looks a fair price given the respective form of the two sides.
Under fire Paul Lambert, 9/2 favourite to be the first PL manager to leave/lose his post, can welcome back Christian Benteke from suspension and the Belgium international will add pace and power to his attack.
However, Villa have failed to score in seven of their last eight visits to Selhurst Park and I can't see past a home win.
Dwight Gayle and Fraizer Campbell are 6/1 joint favourites to open the scoring against Villa with Jedinak 14s. Gayle faces a late fitness test after coming off injured at Swansea.
Palace to win to-nil is 23/10 and that might be a shade too big given Villa's recent scoring record.
Note, Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has scored against 32 of the 34 sides he has faced in the PL but the Eagles are one of two sides, other being Cardiff City, he has failed to find the back of the net against.
Palace are out to 2/1 from 7/4 to be relegated after their point in south Wales and are 4/11 to maintain their PL status.
Three points against Villa would certainly help the cause and the Eagles are a confident selection with Selhurst Park sure to be rocking under the lights.
Copy supplied from Bet Victor.