Watford vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford).
Watford’s form looks to have hit a huge stumbling block with the Hornets winning only a single point in last five league ties. Luckily for their fans, the team has already clinched enough points to avoid the relegation scrap at the end of the season and they don’t have to worry about the Premier League destiny.
Their Saturday’s opponents are very close to get there as well after a rollercoaster season full of ups and downs. The Glaziers are six points above the drop zone line which is a nine advantage given there are only four games left to play. They could remove all doubts about the Premier League football next term here at Vicarage Road where they will come into the clash with Watford as the form favourites.
Roy Hodgson’s men were pretty inspired in the final third in the past two rounds, netting as many as five goals past AFC Bournemouth and Brighton & Hove Albion. They did concede loads recently as well, but the match with the Hornets should give them a nice chance for improving defensive woes with Watford’s lack of the efficiency in the final third of late.
Watford vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head
Crystal Palace were much more successful in the most recent set of head to head clashes with the Hornets.
The Glaziers took three wins and a draw in last four ties against Watford.
They won seven and lost five of 19 away fixtures with the Hornets over the course of history.
Both teams scored in four of last five H2H encounters.
Watford vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Wilfried Zaha was the standout performer for the Glaziers in the last couple of weeks. The striker from Cote d’Ivore notched three goals in last two games against AFC Bournemouth and Brighton. Knowing that his team is now up against the struggling Watford who shipped 13 goals in last five league matches, we have to see the value in backing him to keep the good form going and score anytime at the odds of 3.75.
As Palace also dominated the head to head match-up winning three of last four meetings with Watford, we will alternatively back the away win, set at the 2.60 odds.
Watford vs Crystal Palace: Bet Tips
Wilfied Zaha to score anytime @ 3.75
Crystal Palace to win @ 2.60