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Premier League: Charlie Nicholas makes prediction for Aston Villa V Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa

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Aston Villa are preparing to host Crystal Palace on Sunday, July 12.

Ahead of the game, Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas has made his prediction.

“It is last-chance territory for Aston Villa too. Crystal Palace are so unpredictable and Gary Cahill will be out, so they could be weak at the back. Wilfried Zaha will cause problems – he scored a great goal against Chelsea, and Villa will get agitated by him.

“I was expecting a result for Villa against Man Utd. They played OK in the first 20 minutes, but Villa are a side who do not make many chances of substance. Jack Grealish needs players to understand their position so he can play more of a killer pass, but if you do not release it early enough then chances will not come. Sometimes he can be easy to play against.

“Other Villa players are trying their best but it is just not happening for them. John McGinn is not there with his control and speed, but it is a must-win scenario for Villa. I am tempted to say they are due a break, but you are unlucky when you are in these positions and they have had that with some of the VAR decisions. I still do not see them getting out of it here. I think they may be gone.”

Charlie Nicholas score prediction: 1-1

source – Sky Sports

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