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Jon Wilde 04 Dec 2019
  • Watford vs Crystal Palace predictions for their Premier League match on Saturday

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Watford vs Crystal Palace Score Prediction

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Watford vs Crystal Palace Match Info

Date: Saturday December 7 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Vicarage Road
Referee: Martin Atkinson

Watford vs Crystal Palace Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

March 16 2019 (FA Cup quarter-final): Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace
January 12 2019: Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford
August 26 2018: Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace

Total head-to-head league matches played: 106
Watford wins: 38
Crystal Palace wins: 45
Draws: 23

Watford vs Crystal Palace Stats

  • Six of the last nine matches between these clubs have finished 2-1 (Watford four wins, Palace two)
  • Crystal Palace have won only one of their last six away games against Watford
  • Neither club has scored three goals in any of their latest 12 meetings

Watford vs Crystal Palace Match Preview

Crystal Palace will be aiming to continue their strong record against all but the top clubs this season when they visit Watford, seeking a third Premier League victory in eight days.

The Eagles had a particularly tough run of fixtures for just over a month from mid-October and collected only one point from a possible 15, but they have really felt the benefit of getting through that difficult patch.

After locking horns with all of the current top four plus Arsenal, Roy Hodgson’s side have faced Burnley away and Bournemouth at home in the past week and won 2-0 and 1-0 respectively, climbing to fifth in the table before the eight Wednesday and Thursday games.

Against Bournemouth, Palace still found a way to prevail despite having Mamadou Sakho sent off in only the 19th minute and then losing Patrick van Aanholt to injury, exacerbating a defensive selection crisis that had already claimed Gary Cahill, Scott Dann and Joel Ward.

Cahill or Dann may have a chance of partnering James Tomkins at Vicarage Road – with Cheikhou Kouyate pressed into emergency defensive service on Tuesday – and they will be needed as Palace do not have a good recent record at this venue (see above).

Besides the head-to-head stats, relegation-threatened Watford’s need for points is greater at this time and with home advantage, they may just be able to hold their in-form opponents.

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Watford vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips

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Both teams to score @ 4/5 with bet365

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    Watford vs Crystal Palace Match Info Date: Saturday December 7 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT Venue: Vicarage Road Referee: Martin Atkinson Watford vs Crystal Palace Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches March 16 2019 (FA Cup quarter-final): Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace January 12 2019: Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford August 26 2018: Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace Total…