Watford vs Crystal Palace Preview and Predictions

Watford vs Crystal Palace 2018-19 English Premier League Prediction by LeagueLane

Watford vs Crystal Palace
2018/19 English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).

Watford will be hosting crystal palace at the Vicarage Road for this weekend premier league fixture.

The Hornets are in high spirits after an impressive start this season. They are undefeated in the last 2 played Premier league matches.

They are among teams who are lucky to have scooped 3 points in every match of the played fixtures. Most notably, they should remain unchanged for the third game running after making their best start to a top-flight season since 1982.

With the current form and confidence, they may clinch a win in this home matchup. The trio of Watford’s best forward stars, Pereyra, Hughes and Denney will be looking forward to exploit every chance they get to put the ball into the net.

However, Tom Cleverly, Okaka and Ben Wilmot will be missing the match because they are still dealing with injuries. The coach, Javi Gracia, is very optimistic that his boys will impress in this matchup.

The Eagles will be striving to bounce back from a rather foreseen loss against the Liverpool on Monday night. Currently, they have 3 points which were scooped on the road against Fulham in their opening match.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka serves a one-match ban after his red card and will be missing this away matchup. Moreover, Benteke may be replaced by in attack by Jordan Ayew or Alexander Sorloth after struggling in the Liverpool match.

Watford vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-Head

  • The latest meeting in April saw the two side settle on a goalless draw.
  • The Eagles remain the most dominant side in 5 of the last h2h meetings having won 3 matches.
  • Watford has not registered any win against crystal palace in the last 5 h2h encounters.

Watford vs Crystal Palace: Prediction

Palace may want to demonstrate their might against the home side in this match. However, they may want to appreciate the fact this is an improved Watford and not the same old team which they have been beating in almost every meeting.

Watford is at home and based on their current form, they will be focused on coming out of this matchup. Besides, even a draw in this game can be a good result that will add a point to their tally. Therefore, this game may see both teams finding the each other’s net.

Watford vs Crystal Palace: Betting Tip

  • Both teams to score @ 4/5 (1.80).