Football tips: Our trader’s nifty picks for Crystal Palace v Aston Villa on Sunday

Our trader Emmet O’Keeffe has your plays sorted for the day’s opening game in the Premier League.

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Aston Villa To Win

This game is a hard to call given that the teams have little left to play for now. I just feel Villa will have a little more motivation to grab the victory as they are still in the hunt for a top 10 finish. They also have Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings looking to tie down spots in the England squad for the summer’s European Championships.

Sunday 12:00 – Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
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Ollie Watkins does miss out for the visitors through suspension though. But, I’ll still lean towards Dean Smith’s side to pick up the three points given they have players with something to prove unlike their hosts.

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Christian Benteke To Score Anytime

This might seem like an iffy call, but Christian Benteke is the player I’m looking at in the goalscorers markets. The big Belgian is finally starting to resemble the player who was one of the better strikers in the Premier League a few years ago.

For the last two or three seasons, he’s been a bit of a joke to be honest. The Palace fans clearly didn’t take to him and he only scored six goals in 71 matches. But, he’s netted eight times in 30 games this term. That’s still not great, but it is a better return from him.

He’s scored in his last two outings, so he has to be high on confidence and Benteke looks a good bet to score anytime here.

Crystal Palace v Aston Villa tips summary:

Aston Villa To Win
Christian Benteke To Score Anytime

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