Crystal Palace will take on Watford in an attempt to go stretch the gap to the drop zone, which is currently 6 points. The hosts have the 3rd worst attack in the entire Premier League with just 19 goals scored in 21 games. They needed a late winner from Jordan Ayew to prevail over minnows Grimsby in their FA cup meeting, despite playing with a man more since the 2nd minute. The Hornets had an easier outing and won 0-2 at Woking. They are now 8th in the standings, with 13 points separating them from the relegation zone and with nobody expecting any fireworks, they will probably focus on their cup performances.
Crystal Palace vs Watford Head to Head
|Actual as of 08.01.2019||Last game||H2H games since 2000||Last 10 home/away games|
|Crystal Palace||Loss||9 W/ 6 D/ 5 L||6 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
|Watford||Win||5 W/ 6 D/ 9 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 6 L|
Worth mentioning: None of the last nine clashes ended with more than 3 goals scored, while 5 of them produced under 2,5 goals. In the other four, the scoreboard was showing 2-1 after the final whisle. Palace have managed to keep a clean sheet in half of the last ten home meetings with Watford, winning 6, including the three most recent games at Selhurst Park. Three of the last 5 games here end in a 2-1 result.
Last game between the teams: 26.08.2018 Watford – Crystal Palace 2:1; Roberto Pereyra 53’, Jose Holebas 71’; Wilfried Zaha 78’
Last game between at this venue: 12.12.2017 Crystal Palace – Watford 2:1; Bakary Sako 89’, James McArthur 90’; Daryl Janmaat 3’; Tom Cleverley was sent off in the 87′ for second yellow card.
Crystal Palace vs Watford Stats
|Actual as of 08.01.2019||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 home/away games|
|Crystal Palace||Win||5 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Watford||Win||3 W/ 3 D/ 4 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
Worth mentioning: Just one of the last ten games that Crystal Palace played at home saw both teams scoring and produced over 2,5 goals, with the Londoners able to keep a clean sheet in five of them. The Hornets are on a run of 4 games unbeaten away from home and they have managed to score at least twice in each of them.
Last game Crystal Palace: 05.01.2019 Crystal Palace – Grimsby 1:0; Jordan Ayew 86’; Andrew Fox received red card in the 3’.
Last game Watford: 06.01.2019 Woking – Watford 0:2; Will Hughes 13’, Troy Deeney 74’
Top performers Crystal Palace: Luka Milivojevic 6 goals, Andrews Townsend 3 goals 2 assists, Wilfried Zaha 3 goals and 1 assist.
Top performers Watford: Roberto Pereyra 6 goals 1 assist, Troy Deeney 5 goals 2 assists, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Jose Holebas on 3 goals and 5 assists each.
Crystal Palace vs Watford News
Missing players Crystal Palace: Pape Ndiaye Souare.
Missing players Watford: Christian Kabasele, Andre Gray, Sebastian Prodl.
Crystal Palace vs Watford Prediction
Both teams to score
Number of Goals: 2 or 3