The 14 vs. 16 battle in the Premier League table has to be one of the least sexy matchups of them all. But, as Villa fans, here we are. It's Crystal Palace vs. Aston Villa for
all some none of the marbles! Villa, of course, are looking for their first win since September 13. We're now in December. That is nearly THREE MONTHS AGO.
And Crystal Palace are looking for... I don't know. Validation? That warm fuzzy feeling that accompanies a job well done? Ticket revenues?
Anyhow, here are the lineups for today. Stick around and join us in the comments to make pithy remarks and hope and pray that Villa find some way to get three points. Or maybe they'll have three and drop them again like they did against Tottenham, Southampton, and Burnley (points that, by the way, would have seen Villa in 8th on the table).
Aston Villa Starting XI
Brad Guzan, Alan Hutton, Jores Okore, Ciaran Clark, Aly Cissokho, Ashley Westwood, Tom Cleverley, Joe Cole, Andi Weimann, Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke
Aston Villa Subs
Shay Given, Chris Herd, Kieran Richardson, Carlos Sanchez, Charles N'Zogbia, Matthew Lowton, Jack Grealish
Crystal Palace Starting XI
Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Zaha, Jedinak, McArthur, Bolasie, Chamakh, Gayle
Crystal Palace Subs
Campbell, Hennessey, Thomas, Fryers, Bannan, Boateng, Puncheon