Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Crystal Palace will be wary of Danny Ings when they face Aston Villa

Crystal Palace will be hoping to maintain their seven-game unbeaten run when they welcome Aston Villa to Selhurst Park for their Premier League encounter over the weekend.

Patrick Vieira’s charges have begun the season in fine form, losing just two of their opening 12 top-flight fixtures, while securing famous victories over Tottenham Hotspur and reigning champions Manchester City.

Another tough test awaits them on Saturday, though, with the Midlands outfit already looking revitalised following the arrival of Steven Gerrard.

There’s one player in particular of whom the Eagles will be extremely wary. Danny Ings has bagged a highly respectable five goals in his last 10 appearances against the south London outfit, proving to be a constant menace when he comes up against them.

Should Palace be wary of Ings?

Yes, definitely!

Yes, definitely!

No way!

No way!

The former England international is yet to face Palace for his new club and will be motivated to carry on his good form against them in the claret and blue of Villa.

After a stellar three years at former club Southampton, Ings joined the Midlands outfit over the summer, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal worth a reported £120,000-per-week.

His outstanding displays on the south coast caught the eye of talkSPORT pundit Clinton Morrison, who lauded the striker for his consistent performances, claiming he has the quality to play for a Champions League-level club.

He said: “Yes, I would say Danny Ings is top-four quality, most definitely. The season he’s had at Southampton, if you put him in one of the teams at the top four, he’d easily score goals like that.”

1 of 10

Can you guess which Palace player scored the most goals in all competitions during the season in question? Let's start with 2009/10...

Morrison added that Ings reminded him of a star he used to play alongside and praised the intelligent forwards movement.

“I used to play with a striker who used to play like Danny Ings – Robbie Keane,” he revealed. “I look at the way Ings plays at the moment, his movement is first class and I used to say to Robbie Keane, how do you get in behind defenders when you’re not rapid? His movement was first class and Danny Ings is like that.”

After carrying his good form from St Mary’s to Villa Park, Ings will be full of confidence when he comes up against Palace once again, so Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi and co. will need to be on top of their game to keep him at bay.

In other news… Palace set for big boost on “phenomenal” £55k-p/w maestro, Palace fans will be elated 

Article title: Crystal Palace will be wary of Danny Ings when they face Aston Villa

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: