Kick Off: 1500, 21/04/2018
Stadium: Vicarage Road
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What Trueform says for Watford vs Crystal Palace
Our Trueform ratings clearly show that Crystal Palace have been in better form than Watford during the last few rounds of Premier League fixtures.
The Eagles also have a good head-to-head record against the Hornets, with three wins and a draw from the last four meetings.
We’re firmly in favour of an away victory at 3/2 in our Watford vs Crystal Palace betting predictions.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford finished last season with six straight Premier League defeats and the fear is that they are again already thinking about their summer holidays.
Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Huddersfield left the Hornets with just one point earned from five matches.
Javier Gracia felt Watford were hard done by in Yorkshire, stating: “They only shot one time on target and they scored a goal. In extra time again we have lost the chance to get points.
“My players showed desire, spirit and showed that they wanted it, but at this moment the game is being cruel with us.”
The Hornets have at least scored in 13 straight home games, but we still believe there is an element of feeling safe with 37 points and easing off just a touch.
Additionally, four Watford players, including defender Sebastian Prodl, have been struggling with a stomach virus, while Gerard Deulofeu has also been absent from training with a throat infection.
Jose Holebas returns after missing the defeat against Huddersfield with a back injury, but Younes Kaboul (foot) and midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) continue their rehabilitation.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace are still three points behind their next opponents but a 3-2 triumph over Brighton gave their survival hopes a huge boost.
Wilfried Zaha’s return from injury has given the Eagles a massive lift and his double helped to edge out the Seagulls at Selhurst Park.
With games against Leicester, Stoke and West Brom to come after this tussle, Palace are strongly fancied to secure another season in the top flight.
“If we play the same way we did, I’m sure we’ll win more games than we lose,” beamed Zaha. “I’m just buzzing that we managed to get the win.”
In their last two away matches, the Eagles have prevailed 2-0 at Huddersfield and led twice in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
We’re finishing off our Watford vs Crystal Palace betting tips by taking 91/100 for Roy Hodgson’s side to score first for the fifth straight match.
Jeffrey Schlupp is back in contention following his recovery from an ankle injury, but Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako and Connor Wickham remain long-term absentees.
Huddersfield 1-0 WATFORD
CRYSTAL PALACE 3-2 Brighton – Wilfried Zaha (2), James Tomkins
Head-to-head: Palace 2-1 Watford, Palace 1-0 Watford, Watford 1-1 Palace, Palace 2-1 Watford, Palace 1-2 Watford, Watford 0-1 Palace
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