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Watford vs Crystal Palace - Premier League Preview and Odds

Published on: 26/08/2018

Watford vs Crystal Palace - Premier League Preview and Odds

August 26, 2018 13:20pm - Vicarge Road Park

Premier League

Watford look to maintain their 100% record as they host Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on Sunday lunchtime. Meanwhile, the visitors hope to bounce back from a home defeat to Liverpool last week.

The Hornet`s bright start surprised many who tipped them as relegation candidates before the season began. A home win against Brighton may have been expected but their 3-1 win at Burnley last time impressed.

Javi Gracia was hotly tipped as the first manager to be sacked but Jose Mourinho now holds that honour with the Spaniard drifting out to 14/1.

It may be early days but there are positive signs for the club who made a £20m profit in the summer transfer window.

Tom Cleverley, Stefano Okaka, and Nathaniel Chalobah are all out injured while Gerard Deulofeu and Ben Wilmot are doubts.

Crystal Palace enjoyed a flying start to the campaign, winning 2-0 away at newly promoted Fulham. That was a followed by a 2-0 defeat at home to league leaders Liverpool.

Roy Hodgson is eyeing a top-10 finish this year and results in games like this against mid-table rivals could make all the difference. Palace earned three wins and two draws from their last five meetings with Watford inall competitions, their last defeat back in 2016.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is suspended after seeing red against Liverpool, while defender Scott Dann is injured. Jonathan Williams and Connor Wickham are both doubts.

Possible XIs

Watford: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra, Deeney, Gray

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Meyer, Benteke, Zaha

Recent Form (League)

Watford: WWLWL

Crystal Palace: LWWWW

Betting odds and tips

Crystal Palace have dominated recent meetings between the two, but Watford will be full of confidence after an impressive start.

What`s more, the Hornets have lost just one of their last nine home matches in the Premier League matches, winning five and drawing three. They look well placed to earn their first win over Palace since February 2016.

Watford to Win and Both Teams to Score is available at 6/4.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 26/08/2018

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (26/08/2018 10:16:47) but are subject to change.