Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Crystal Palace host Watford at Selhurst Park looking to extend their recent run of form. Palace have been able to position themselves as one of the top five teams in the Premier League over the last six matches. Yet, they have remained in the bottom half of the table throughout the campaign. Watford remain in the top half but with a slender difference over the bottom end of the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Crystal Palace were able to come up with a late 1-0 win over Grimsby Town and avoid a potential FA Cup upset. This was the second consecutive victory and clean sheet for Roy Hodgson’s men in all competitions.
Watford picked up a 1-0 victory over Woking in the FA Cup to make it only their third victory in the last 11 games across all competitions. The Hornets have been able to register only two league victories since November.
The reverse fixture witnessed Watford getting a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road back in August. Watford’s last trip to the Selhurst Park also finished with a similar score but with the hosts getting a victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Crystal Palace.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Crystal Palace win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Watford have been struggling for form over the last few weeks. The club has only picked up two league victories in the last three months and they are up against a Crystal Palace team who have been playing relatively well over the last few weeks. Even though Roy Hodgson’s men have not been able to pick up as many points as they have deserved during this run, there is plenty of positivity from a team that was struggling quite a lot at the start of the campaign. Our preview would pick a win for Palace, who have registered three consecutive home wins over Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Crystal Palace win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Crystal Palace vs Watford draw odds: 3.40
Watford win odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Watford have been able to score and concede goals in big numbers over the last six matches, while Crystal Palace continue to struggle in terms of scoring goals. Yet, a positive aspect for the Eagles is a defence that has conceded only a goal per game over the last six matches. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 win for Palace.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Crystal Palace 2-1 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Crystal Palace and Watford have played out a 2-1 score in 50% of the last six meetings. This is once again likely to be the score in this match with Watford unable to hold a strong defensive line up. Palace have an element of unpredictability due to the use of false forwards like Wilfried Zaha, who drop deep and make it difficult for the opposition defenders to mark and hold a good line. All these factors should increase the total goals in the match. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Luka Milivojevic has been able to top the scoring charts at Crystal Palace by virtue of scoring six league goals this season. He has been able to get four goals in his last seven appearances, but three of those goals have come from the spot. Palace have been winning a lot of penalties this season and our first goalscorer prediction would back Milivojevic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Luka Milivojevic at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
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