Crystal Palace vs Watford Prediction & Match Preview

Crystal Palace vs Watford
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).

After doing what was deemed to be impossible (beating Liverpool in the league), the Hornets will be extra motivated to keep the momentum alive. Coupling this with their impressive h2h record against the Glaziers, Watford will be counted on to win this weekend.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Nigel Pearson’s men won three of the past four games.
  • Roy Hodgson’s men conceded two or more goals in three of the past four fixtures.
  • Four of the previous five match-ups at this venue had goals from both teams.
  • The last time these two met at this stadium, the guests won 1-2.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Match Preview

The Glaziers won 0-1 on the road the last match-day, against Brighton. It was their second win in a row, but both results had come against out-of-form teams. 

In fact, disregarding their wins against Manchester United in August, and Burnley in November, all their league victories had come against sides in the bottom tier of the table. 

However, due to their nine-point cushion over the relegation cut-off, the team has the luxury to pick their battles. They have performed well against struggling teams (thus posting some very valuable points), and this has allowed them to not worry over their dismal performances against better squads.

In the meantime, Pearson’s men recorded a 3-0 win over Liverpool the last game week. The victory put an end to the seemingly unstoppable march of the Reds towards a Golden Premier League, and frankly, the rest of the teams in the league are thankful to the Hornets for their service (especially Arsenal).

Crystal Palace vs Watford Prediction

After their win against Jurgen Klopp’s men, self belief is at an all-time high at the Hornets’ camp, and they will definitely try to make it two wins in a row this Saturday. Moreover, they are in need of the points, to avoid being included in the relegation dogfight.

On the other hand, the Glaziers were winless in 11 of their prior 14 matches, and were so in 12 of their previous 17 appearances at this venue. In addition, they had also lost three of the last four clashes against this opponent, and the last face-to-face win for Hodgson’s men had come three years back.

Going on, the hosts of the day are also not under pressure to perform (due to their nine-point lead over the relegation line), and after two wins in a row, they could afford to take it easy this week.

Taking these observations into account, it’s deduced that Watford are the favorites this game week.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Watford or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Watford +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).

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