2019-20 Premier League – Watford vs Crystal Palace Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Watford vs Crystal Palace kick off? Saturday 7th December, 2019 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Watford vs Crystal Palace being played? Vicarage Road Stadium

What TV channel is Watford vs Crystal Palace on in the UK? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Watford vs Crystal Palace in the UK? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Watford vs Crystal Palace?

Watford – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/watfordfc/Events/Index

Crystal Palace – https://tickets.cpfc.co.uk/events.aspx

What was the score in the last meeting between Watford & Crystal Palace? Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace

THE TEAM NEWS

WATFORD

  • Watford come off yet another defeat at the hands of Leicester and they remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the league with eight points.
  • They switched back to an orthodox 4-4-2 in midweek and that also saw the return of skipper Troy Deeney making his first start after injury.
  • There are a whole host of players carrying knocks at the moment and if Kabasele, Holebas or Dawson are passed fit they could come in.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Foster; Kiko Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Masina; Sarr, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes; Deeney, Deulofeu

Unavailable: Welbeck (Injured), Prodl (Injured), Janmaat (Injured), Dawson (Injured)

Doubtful: Kabasele (Injured), Pereyra (Injured), Cleverley (Injured), Holebas (Injured)

CRYSTAL PALACE

  • Crystal Palace have picked up two invaluable wins in their last two matches with the ten-man 1-0 win over Bournemouth hugely impressive.
  • Sakho will sit this game out through suspension so Roy Hodgson is hoping Cahill or Dann can return with the former most likely to be fit.
  • Van Aanholt picked up a hamstring strain that will likely see him on the sidelines so Schlupp is expected to deputise at left-back for him.

Predicted line-up (4-5-1): Guaita; Kelly, Cahill, Tomkins, Schlupp; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha; Ayew

Unavailable: Ward (Injured), Sakho (Suspended), Van Aanholt (Injured), Meyer (Illness)

Doubtful: Cahill (Injured), Dann (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Watford's plight is looking increasingly bleak by the game as relegation looks more and more inevitable. Crystal Palace make the trip north of London confident after two wins in a row, and they have to be favoured once again to pick up at least a point here and extend this good run of form.

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