Crystal Palace v Watford Betting Preview | 12th December
In our Crystal Palace v Watford betting preview we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats & facts, head-to-head, popular bets and more for the Premier League tie.
Crystal Palace v Watford Betting Preview
Venue: Selhurst Park
Watford’s run of fantastic away form came to an end last time out against Burnley which saw their streak of scoring 2 or more goals in every away game come to an end at 7 games. The fact that Watford were reduced to 10 men early on may not have helped their pursuit to continue their run, but their overall performance was far below par in comparison to their recent success. Last time out, Palace drew 2-2 with Bournemouth in a controversial game, after Kevin Friend awarded a dubious penalty in the final minutes of the game, Benteke missed the penalty to get Palace a much needed three points. The front man could be rested for this one as manager Roy Hodgson was left fuming after he took the ball off Milivojevic’s hand who scored an earlier spot kick. This game has goals written all over it on paper, over 3.5 goals is a good shout at 9/4 which presents great value. My correct score prediction is 3-1 to Watford, available at 28/1 with bet365.
Zeegalaar is suspended for the visitors. Benteke may be dropped.
Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI: Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Sakho, Schlupp, Loftus-Cheek, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke
Potential Watford Starting XI: Gomes, Janmaat, Mariappa, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucoure, Cleverley, Carillo, Richarlison, Gray, Pereyra
Stats & Facts
- Watford have scored over 1.5 goals in all but one of their away games this season.
- BTTS and over 2.5 goals in Palace’s last 5 games at home.
Head To Head
- Palace have only lost 2 of the last 14 games between the sides.
- Played 38, Palace with 16 wins, Watford with 12 and 10 draws.
- Watford over 1.5 team goals – 13/8
- Over 2.5 goals and BTTS – 6/5
Palace 5/4 Draw 5/2 Watford 12/5