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Preview: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

Vieira and Gerrard set for first meeting as managers

23 Nov 2021
Vieira Gerrard

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Crystal Palace are without defeat in their last seven Premier League matches (W2 D5), the longest current unbeaten run in the competition. The Eagles themselves last had a longer unbeaten run in the competition (eight fixtures) in December 2017.

Palace have won five of their last six home league matches against Aston Villa (L1), including each of the last three in a row.

Aston Villa have won three of their last five Premier League matches against Palace (L2), as many as they had in their first 13 against them in the competition.

As players, Palace manager Patrick Vieira and Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard met nine times in the Premier League. Gerrard did not lose any of the first six such meetings (W3 D3), with Vieira winning two of the last three (L1)

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Referee: Michael Sailsbury. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Wade Smith. Fourth official: Martin Atkinson. VAR: Paul Tierney. Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.

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