Watford vs. Crystal Palace - Betting preview and odds

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Published: 25/09/2015
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Watford vs. Crystal Palace - Betting preview and odds

September 27, 2015 16:00pm - Vicarage Road

Premier League

The only game of Sunday’s Premier League program is a fascinating match-up between newly-promoted Watford and South East rivals Crystal Palace. The game at Vicarage Road kick-offs at 16:00pm and will be broadcast live on SKY in the UK.

Watford on a roll

The home side will be attempting to win their third game in a row when they take on Alan Pardew’s men on Sunday. After drawing their opening three games and then losing at Man City, the Hornets finally bagged their first win by beating Swansea 1-0 at home. They followed that up with another three points away to Newcastle to leave them tenth in the table level on points with sixth-placed Everton.

It has been a remarkable start for Spanish Coach Quique Sanchez Flores whose team were many people’s favourites to go down this season. And although safety is far from guaranteed, they have at least shown that they are a competitive force in this league.

A slight wobble for Palace

After a strong start to the season, Crystal Palace have now lost two in a row and will be keen to avoid a third straight defeat on Sunday. Manager Alan Pardew will be heartened by the fact that both defeats were by a 1-0 score line and came at the hands of league leaders Man City (at home) and top-four hopefuls Spurs (away).

With both teams sat on nine points and separated by a goal difference of just one, this promises to be one of the most competitive games of the weekend.

Team news

The home side have no significant injury worries and Sanchez Flores will be able to field his strongest side.

Meanwhile for Palace, Damien Delany, Scott Dann and Joel Ward are all close to returning, while Mile Jedinak Connor Wickham, Kwesi Appiah and Maroune Chamakh are all still missing through injury.

Recent form

Watford: WWLDD

Crystal Palace: LLWWL

Betting odds and tips

Watford have yet to concede a goal at home and Palace may find it tough breaking down their well-organised rear guard. Both teams like to play quickly on the break so it will be interesting to see who takes the initiative in this game.

Alan Pardew has presided over eight away wins in 11 attempts since taking over the reins at the Selhurst Park club with his three defeats all coming by 1-0 score lines.

With two such evenly matched sides, the draw looks like a good bet for this game and can be backed at 12/5 with Betfred.

Watford don’t score many goals, but when they do, they are normally scored by Odion Ighalo. In fact, the only other player to score a goal for Watford this season (Miguel Layún) has since left on loan. With four goals in six starts, the Nigerian looks like a good bet for anytime goal scorer at 23/10 with Ladbrokes.

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Any odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of publishing (25/09/2015) but are subject to change.

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