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Crystal Palace vs Watford Betting Tips - Little to separate evenly matched rivals

Resurgent Watford good enough to earn a point at Selhurst Park
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Crystal Palace and Watford are set to cancel each other out in EPL contest at Selhurst Park (Getty Images)

Crystal Palace vs Watford Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Crystal Palace are seeking their third straight Premier League victory as they host Watford at Selhurst Park. The visitors are brimming with confidence following their win over runaway leaders Liverpool and are tipped to match the hosts.

Crystal Palace Form

Crystal Palace claimed a 1-0 victory over Brighton in their last Premier League fixture. They beat back several attacks from the Seagulls before Jordan Ayew struck the winner.

It was the second straight Premier League victory for Palace who are now well clear of the relegation zone. Roy Hodgson’s men have also maintained a solid defence in recent weeks having kept two straight clean sheets. 

Crystal Palace News

Mamadou Sakho is closing on a return to action but Saturday’s match could come too soon for the central defender. Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp and defender James Tomkins are ruled out while captain Luca Milivojevic is in line to return after sitting out the win against Brighton. 

Roy Hodgson
Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace are unbeaten in five of their last seven home matches (Getty Images)

Watford Form

Watford are in high spirits after claiming a 3-0 win over leaders Liverpool in their last Premier League fixture. Ismaila Sarr netted a brace while Troy Deeney struck the third in a comfortable victory.

The win saw the Hornets climb out of the relegation zone as they sit 17th on the table. Nigel Pearson’s men are unbeaten in two of their last three matches and played out a 1-1 draw at Brighton in their previous away fixture.

Watford News

Winger Gerard Deulofeu is ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an injury against Liverpool. He joins left back Daryl Janmaat as a long-term absentee for the Hornets.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Head to Head

Crystal Palace have 18 wins and 11 draws while Watford have claimed 15 victories from 44 previous matches. Both teams played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture at Vicarage Road.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Betting Odds

Crystal Palace are slight favourites among bookmakers with Unibet offering odds of 2.53 for a home win while a victory for Watford is valued at 2.95. Betway is paying 3.25 for a draw which was the outcome in the reverse fixture. 

There has been BTTS in three of the last four meetings and a similar outcome is priced at 1.91 at William Hill while over 2.5 goals is valued at 2.30.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Match Up 

Crystal Palace have returned to their defensive best in recent weeks with clean sheets in their last two matches. They will be confident of shutting out the Watford attack that is often inconsistent.

Watford will hope to build on their good defensive display against Liverpool having restricted the Reds to just one attempt on target. They can hold their own against Christian Benteke and Jordan Ayew in attack for Palace.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Stats

  • Crystal Palace are unbeaten in 5 of their last 7 home matches (English Premier League).
  • Watford are unbeaten in their last 4 matches against Crystal Palace (English Premier League).
  • Watford are unbeaten in 2 of their last 3 matches (English Premier League).

Crystal Palace vs Watford FAQ

Where can I watch Crystal Palace vs Watford live stream online?

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When is Crystal Palace vs Watford being played?

Crystal Palace vs Watford will be played at 15.00 GMT on Saturday 7 March 2020.

Where is Crystal Palace vs Watford being played?

Crystal Palace vs Watford will be played at Selhurst Park, England.

What is Crystal Palace's most recent Form?

Crystal Palace’s recent form (last 5 matches): WWLLL

What is Watford’s most recent form?

Watford’s recent form (last 5 matches): WLDLL

What is the Crystal Palace vs Watford H2H record?

Total Matches: 44, Crystal Palace Wins: 18, Watford Wins: 15, Draws: 11

What is the predicted Crystal Palace line-up?

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up (4-5-1): Guaita, Van Aanholt, Ward, Cahill, Dann, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha, Ayew, Benteke.

Unavailable: Sakho (injured), Schlupp (injured), Tomkins (injured).

What is the predicted Watford line-up?

Predicted Watford line-up (4-2-3-1): Foster, Femenia, Massina, Kabasele, Cathcart, Capoue, Hughes, Doucoure, Pereyra, Sarr, Deeney.

Deulofeu (injured), Janmaat (injured).


Crystal Palace and Watford have impressed lately with both teams coming off wins in their previous EPL matches. They appear evenly matched at the moment and should cancel each other out in a 1-1 draw.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result Market @3.25 at betway - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score Market @6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Crystal Palace recorded a third consecutive Premier League victory with a 1-0 win over Watford.
07 Mar 2020

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