The Eagles have improved well enough to have left some good distance between themselves and the drop zone. They started the new year with a win and will be looking for more as they host Watford on Saturday. The Hornets are holding ground inside the top ten and have only lost one of their last six. Read our Crystal Palace v Watford betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)
Palace took three points from a trip to Wolves to start the new year
That is three wins in their last five games they have taken now (D1 L1)
The Eagles are only W2 D3 L5 at Selhurst Park this season
But they are W2 D1 L1 in their last four on home soil
There have been only the five home goals produced by Palace this season
They have conceded at under a goal per home game on average
Just one league game at Selhurst Park this season has gone over 2.5 goals
Each of the last five there have ended under the goal line
Palace have earned a clean sheet in 40% of their home games
But they have also failed to score in 70% of league home fixtures
Palace have scored 89% of their home goals in the second period of matches
They have opened the scoring in three home games this season
Watford were 2-1 winners when they met Palace earlier this season
That is Watford’s only win in their last six against the Eagles
Palace have won four of their last five at home against Watford in all competitions
Watford have lost two of their three EPL trips to Selhurst Park (W1)
The Hornet’s drew a 3-3 thriller with Bournemouth last time out
That is back to back draw in the top flight from them
Watford have lost just one of their last six league games (W2 D3)
Their away record for the season is W3 D4 L3
They have scored an average of 1.4 goals per away game
Only 30% of their road games this season have gone over 2.5 goals
Watford have earned two clean sheets in ten away games
They are currently undefeated in their last three away from home (W1 D2)
The Hornets have scored at least two goals in each of their last three on the road
Watford have opened the scoring in five of their ten road games
Watford are currently on a seven-match scoring streak in the top flight
They have lost just one of eight away games against sides currently 9th or lower
There may not be too much to choose between the two of them at Selhurst Park on the weekend. Neither would be that disappointed in picking up a point you would feel. The draw in the match outright looks a good fit.
9th January 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace gathered up yet another point on the weekend as they were held to a 2-2 home draw with Bournemouth. That stretches the Eagles out to five games unbeaten now but just one of those games have ended in a victory for them. But at least they are fighting along and with Watford being a bit hit and miss out on the road, the Eagles may sense a chance for at least another point in this one. Crystal Palace are 6/5 at Ladbrokes to win this with Watford at 23/10 and the draw at 9/4.
The Eagles drew for the third time in a row as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park against Bournemouth on the weekend. They are unbeaten in five league games now and have lost just one of their last seven now which was against Spurs, so they are holding their ground much more consistently. But can they find those precious wins to get themselves out of the drop zone? The Eagles are unbeaten in five home games now (W2 D3) and the three draws in that sequence were all 2-2 affairs and both wins were 2-1 victories. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, there is a quote of 17/2 on a Palace 2-1 win and 14/1 odds on a 2-2 draw. A victory would send them out of the drop zone even if it’s temporary, but that is something that would surely fill them with confidence. Palace are still without a clean sheet at home this term so both teams to score should be an option at Ladbrokes. All of their league goals this season have come at home of course and Wilfried Zaha is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option for them, while Christian Benteke who missed from the penalty spot on the weekend is the 15/8 favourite. Palace have only been leading once at half time at home this season.
The Hornets have been a bit patchy with a W2 D1 L5 record in their last eight played. So they are struggling to land any kind of consistency at the moment and they suffered a 1-0 loss out at Burnley on the weekend. Their away form has started to go downhill a bit as they have lost three of their last four away from Vicarage Road (W1). Their loss at Burnley was the first time this season that they failed to score on their travels. They had scored at least two goals in each of their other away games this season. Two of their three way defeats now have been by a one goal margin only and that is because, by and large, they do carry an attacking threat. Troy Deeney and Andre Gray are up there around the 2/1 mark in the anytime goalscorer market and both teams to score at Ladbrokes is worth a serious look in this one. The Hornets have scored first in five of their eight away games this season in the top flight and 60% of their 15 away goals have come in the second half of matches, which may make the half time draw at Ladbrokes a decent option to consider.
Crystal Palace won this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season and that was after a draw at Vicarage Road. Things are pretty even between these from recent meetings. Of the four Premier League games contested, Palace are W2 D1 L1 but they are W2 L2 in their last four on home soil in all competitions against the Hornets.
The draw in the match outright has to have appeal again just because Palace can’t seem to get over the finish line to put wins on the board. Watford will likely get more chances against Palace than they did against Burnley on the weekend and the Hornets can go there and collect a point.
11th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace v Watford Premier League, 18th March 3.00pm
Palace have started to the turn the corner with back to back precious wins in the top flight which has seen them move clear of the drop zone. But that is only just and they would really be able to start climbing away from the drop zone if they could bag three points in his one. Watford are just starting to stutter again and this could be a prime time for the Eagles to swoop in and bag themselves three precious survival points. Crystal Palace are 10/11 to take the home win, with the draw at 1/25 and Watford are out at 10/3.
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After back to back wins in the League, Crystal Palace are on the up. They are out of the drop zone and with a home game against Watford on the weekend, they will be looking to improve further. There was a 1-1 tie between these on Boxing Day last year and a repeat 1-1 correct score at Sky bet will return a price of 6/1, the same quote as there is on a Palace 1-0 win. The Eagles have only gone W3 D1 L9 at home this season but they snapped a five match losing streak at Selhurst Park with a win over Middlesbrough in their last home game. The Eagles have scored in each of their last 13 games against Watford in all competitions in which they have posted a W8 D3 L2 record against the Hornets. Palace to win to nil in this one may be a tempter at a price of 2/1 with SkyBet. Christian Benteke is looking for his first ever league goal against Watford and he is a 5/4 anytime goalscorer favourite for this fixture.
Watford have dipped to a three match winless streak (D1 L2) and that’s just the two wins in their last twelve in the league. So they aren’t in great form and they have lost six of their last eight on the road as well (W1 D1). The Hornets have failed to score in four of their last six away game and both teams not to score at Coral is a price of 4/5. Striker Troy Deeney does have scoring form against the Eagles though, with four goals in his last three appearances against them and he is a 5/2 option in the SkyBet anytime goalscorer market. The Hornets have won both of their away games in London so far (at Arsenal and West Ham) and they had won just two of their previous 16 Premier League away games in the capital before that. They have won their last two visits to Selhurst Park as well after a run of three successive defeats there. They aren’t carrying great away form at the moment though.
Crystal Palace home win: It is hard to put a lot of confidence in either of these at the moment, but Palace have just started to put together a bit of momentum and they are worth backing to ride that. The Hornets have lost six of their last eight on the road and could be vulnerable to a direct assault at Selhurst Park.
16th March 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Both of these could have done without the extra Premier League game in midweek, but with both looking safe enough in the top flight, it is all eyes on their FA Cup semi final clash on Saturday. They go first on the day at 3pm and a huge chance a getting their hands on some silverware this season, and arguably if it happens to either of them it will be pretty unexpected. The winner of the Crystal Palace v Watford FA Cup semi final will face the winner of the Everton v Manchester United clash. Palace are 11/8 to win the game, with Watford at 2/1 and the draw at 9/4.
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Things stood even between these two in the two Premier League meetings this season, both taking an away win. This looks like it will be an evenly matched contest between the pairing of them. These two met at Wembley not so long ago in the Championship Play Off in the 2012/13 season and it was Palace who edged that thanks to a Kevin Phillips penalty kick in the 105th minute. Palace’s record in their last nine against Watford (that Championship Play Off counting as a 90th minute draw) is W5 D2 L2 so they have a bit of an ascendancy in the head to head. Four of the last five wins that Palace have put on the board this season in all competitions have come in the FA Cup so while they have been struggling on the league front, they have come through some tough games in the Cup. Under 2.5 goals in this game will return you odds of 8/13.
They knocked out Spurs at White Hart Lane and beaten other Premier League opposition in Southampton and Stoke before that. The Eagles have won three of their four matches with a clean sheet in the FA Cup this season, shipping just the one goal in total. Pretty solid then and not bad at all considering that three of their games were out on the road. Palace are a price of 11/4 to win this to nil which may have some appeal with Watford lacking goals at the moment. The Eagles have failed to score in just two of their last twelve games in all competitions so may have the edge on the day. The last time Palace and Watford met in the FA Cup way back in 2009 when the Hornets won a dramatic 4-3 victory in the fourth round. Watford actually lead the FA Cup meetings between these two with a W3 D2 L1 record.
Watford have won just two of their last eleven games against Crystal Palace in all competitions and will be underdogs for this one. It’s been no secret that Watford have been struggling to score goals and they have netted just five in their last eight in all competitions. Two of those came in a surprise quarter final FA Cup victory over Arsenal at the Emirates. Odion Ighalo opened the scoring on the day and will be around the even money maker in the anytime goalscorer market for the FA Cup Final along with teammate Troy Deeney. The Hornets have posted just a W2 D2 L4 record in their last eight games in all competitions. In the FA Cup this season they have seen off Newcastle, Nottingham Forest and Leeds with 1-0 wins, before taking down Arsenal 2-1. A Watford 1-0 correct score is a price of 7/1 with online betting site Bet365.
This should be a tight, low scoring game as the Everton v Manchester United other semi final will probably be. Both have beaten the other this season in the Premier League, but overall, it is Palace who edge the head to head form and they look to have just that little more to offer going forward in the game. It may take a while to wear down a gritty Hornets side, but the Eagles are value to take it.
19th April 2016 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
The Eagles finally snapped their top flight losing streak last weekend, but only with a draw against Swansea. Can they rediscover their winning touch as they host the Hornets at Selhurst Park on the weekend? Watford suffered a league loss against Spurs last time out but continue to show up very well in games. It was the Eagles who took the win when they met at Vicarage Road earlier in the season so with both struggling to put victories on the board at the moment, which way will this one swing? Palace are 5/4 to take the win, with the draw at 23/10 and Watford at 11/5.
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Watford have only won one of their last ten games against the Eagles in all competitions
Jamie Vardy and Odion Ighalo have scored 14 opening goals between them this season
The Eagles have netted a penalty in three of the last four meetings between the clubs
Crystal Palace have the lowest tally of goals from strikers this season in the Premier League (1)
The winless streak of the Eagles continues, that is eight on the bounce in the top flight now with a win in the bag. At least they have scored in each of their last three games (exactly one goal in each) and that comes after a five match streak without netting a Premier League goal. So tough times for Palace who have lost five of their last six, their losing streak snapped with a point at Swansea last weekend. Palace have been level at the break in nine of their thirteen home games this season and a half time draw result will return odds of around even money which screams value. Palace do at least have form against Watford, winning seven and losing just the one of the last 10 between the two of them in all competitions.
Palace have actually opened the scoring in three of the last four meetings against Watford from the penalty spot and the referee for this one is Rob Madeley who has given 10 penalties in the 17 Premier League games he’s been in charge of this season. There has only been the one goal all season from Palace’s strikers so avoid them in the goalscorer markets. Crystal Palace have lost their last three on home soil and are winless in their last four at Selhurst Park, scoring just the two goals across that sequence of games. They have won three of the last four at home against the Hornets though, three of those four games going over the 2.5 goal line, which doesn’t look too likely for this one. Under 2.5 goals is a 3/5 quote.
Watford have lost five of their last seven in the top flight (W1 D1) and they are struggling to put goals on the board at the moment. The Hornets have netted just two goals in their last five Premier League games (failing to score in four) so aren’t on top of their game at the moment up front. Still, if you have Odion Ighalo knocking around you have a chance and he is 7/4 anytime goalscorer favourite. Only Jamie Vardy (8) has opened the scoring in more Premier League games than Ighalo has this season (6). The Hornets are winless in four out on the road and have lost three consecutive matches away from home, all defeats seeing them fail to score as well. So they are just going through a rough patch but can take positives from their performances in recent games against Chelsea and Tottenham. Palace won’t be as tough as either of those two.
These are the two lowest scoring teams from the first half of matches this season in the Premier League. So don’t expect much to happen until after the break. Out of the two sides, Watford clearly have the better options up front to rely on and that should tip the balance in their favour in backing them to get the win. Palace have shipped eight goals in their last three home games. Watford to win.
11th February 2016 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting