Watford vs Crystal Palace – Predictions & Football Betting Tips

Published: August 24, 2018
Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
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Watford entertain Crystal Palace in Sunday’s league meeting at Vicarage Road. The Hornets have made a strong start to another Premier League season with back-to-back wins and they occupy the final Champions League position at such an early stage. Palace have begun the campaign with a victory and a defeat. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.

Betting Tips for the game

Watford secured their second league victory on the bounce last weekend as they beat Burnley by a convincing 3-1 scoreline on the road. Skipper Troy Deeney was the pick of the players with a goal and an assist.

Palace come into the match on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The south London side were competitive throughout the game but they were eventually outclassed by the Reds.

Watford’s last meeting against Palace was at Vicarage Road where they played out a goalless stalemate. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a high-scoring draw.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30 [/bet_tip_now]

Match odds

Palace are priced at 2.90 for the victory and Watford are offered 2.60 for the same. Both sides have shown a spark in the frontline this term but their attacking display could be compromised with them being defensively vulnerable. As a result, we are anticipating a high-scoring encounter between the teams with Palace picking up a point on the road. Our preview would back a draw.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]

Watford win odds: 2.60

Crystal Palace win odds: 2.90

Correct Score odds

Watford have certainly started the season on the front foot and they have netted five goals from two appearances. Palace have netted just twice from as many matches but they have come against a difficult challenge in the form of Liverpool. Two of the previous three meetings at Vicarage Road have ended in stalemates. We are fancying a similar kind of result. Both sides have attackers, who can be fancied to get onto the scoresheet. Our correct score prediction expects a 2-2 draw.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]2-2 draw at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]

Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

Watford did start the season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Brighton but their defensive record at home has not been the best in the past. More than 60% of their home matches last term witnessed at least three goals and we could expect more of the same with Palace certain to pose a threat on the counter attack. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]

First Goalscorer odds

The combination play between Andre Gray and Troy Deeney has been impressive since the start of the season and the latter was impressive during the 3-1 triumph at Burnley. The Hornets bagged a match-defining performance with a goal and an assist. He should fancy scoring against Palace after netting four times in just nine matches against this opponent. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Troy Deeney.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Troy Deeney at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]

Free bet offers

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