Watford vs Crystal Palace
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 12:15 UK / 13:15 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford).
Watford and Crystal Palace will raise the curtain on the FA Cup quarter-final round on Saturday afternoon. It should be an evenly matched contest between two sides who are both yet to concede a goal in this competition.
Watford clinched three away wins over Woking (0-2), Newcastle United (0-2) and Queens Park Rangers (0-1) and this will be their maiden home tie in the competition. Crystal Palace dispatched the likes of Tottenham Hotspur (2-0 at home) en route to this stage, while they took advantage of the easier draw to eliminate Doncaster Rovers in the last 16 round.
Watford sit 8th in the Premier League standings as they have been much more consistent than their counterparts throughout the season. The Glaziers, on the other side. Still have to work to secure another tip flight campaign as they are just five points above the red zone line at the moment.
Watford vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into 43rd meeting with the Hornets.
Watford, however, won two and drew one of past three encounters against the Glaziers.
Both teams scored in three of past four head to head ties.
Watford vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Javi Gracia’s troops generally played well against sides of their own ranking of late. They won four and lost two of past six matches across competitions. Two defeats came against title chasers Liverpool and Manchester City, though.
The Hornets allowed just two goals in past four home ties in Premier League, but they will be up against an outfit which managed to find the net in all of last 13 outings in all competitions. Roy Hodgson’s men did allow at least a goal in eight of last nine Premier League matches. They will come into this in lower spirits after a disappointing 1-2 home loss to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
We fancy Watford to win at 2.37 as they have been much more consistent throughout the season. Moving forward, they won two and drew one of last three H2H ties with the Glaziers. You can alternatively back goals at both ends at the odds of 1.80.
Watford vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Watford to win @ 2.37 (11/8)
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5).