- Selhurst Park
- Palace won the reverse fixture 4-1.
- Watford have lost each of their last five games.
- All five of Palace’s Premier League home wins have been by two or more goals.
- Wilfried Zaha scored twice in the reverse fixture.
Stay of execution set to end for doomed Hornets
Watford head to Crystal Palace on Saturday and could have their relegation confirmed even if they win at Selhurst Park.
The Hornets are 12 points adrift of safety with just 12 left to play for, and they go into this game after a demoralising 2-1 defeat at home to Burnley as they squandered a lead with just seven minutes remaining.
Palace can punish woeful Watford
Palace have managed just one win in their last five games but their struggles have come away from home and at Selhurst Park they are unbeaten in their last six games (W3, D3).
The Hornets have lost each of their last five games and three of those defeats have been by two or more goals, so backing Palace to cover a -1 handicap looks a good option here.
The Eagles have managed clean sheets in each of their last four home games, despite facing Manchester City and Arsenal during that run. Palace have only managed five home wins in the league this term but all of those wins have been by at least two goals, while Watford have conceded 12 goals and scored just three across their last four away from home (W1, L3).
Zaha can lead Palace charge
Wilfried Zaha should be back in the starting line-up for Palace on Saturday after coming off the bench to score against Southampton last time out.
The Ivorian stands out as an anytime scorer option as he scored twice in the reverse fixture, a 4-1 win for the Eagles, and has 12 goals in 29 Premier League appearances in total.
A 3-0 win for Palace appeals in the correct score market as Palace have scored seven goals across their last three at home without reply.
Crystal Palace predicted lineup: Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, McArthur, Schlupp; Eze, Mateta, Zaha
Watford predicted lineup: Foster, Ngakia, Kabasele, Samir, Kamara, Sissoko, Louza, Cleverley, Sarr, Pedro, Dennis
- 19 of Watford’s 34 Premier League matches this season have gone over 2.5 goals
- Watford have lost their last five matches
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