Watford vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.5, 2019-12-07

Jose Holebas/ Watford ©imago images / Colorsport 07.11.2019

Saturday 7thDecember 1500hrs
Football – England Premier League
Pick Crystal Palace AH+0.5
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 1.62 (odds taken 02:53 GMT, 07 December )

Saturday’s edition of the Premier League features a clash between Tottenham and Burnley as the betting tips continue at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Watford Prediction – Can Pearson rescue Watford?

After a dismal second stint which resulted in just 1 league win for Watford, former manager, Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked by The Hornets following a 2-1 defeat away at Southampton, but although former Leicester City manager, Nigel Pearson has taken over the reigns at Vicarage Road, caretaker-manager, Hayden Mullins will be in charge for this clash against Crystal Palace.

Watford have managed just 1 win throughout this season so far which actually came in the shape of a 2-0 win away from home at Norwich City, but it’s been a lean and barren campaign so far for Saturday’s hosts as they sit rock-bottom of the Premier League with just 8 points under their belts.

4 defeats out of their last 5 matches doesn’t fill me with any confidence in backing Watford, even with a new manager on board, and the hosts still remain the only team in the top flight yet to register a home win this term.

Pearson has become Watford’s third manager so far in what has been a turbulent season for the hosts, and he’ll be hoping he can make an instant impact as he attempts to lift The Hornets out of the bottom three and also end their 11-match sequence without a win at Vicarage Road.


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Crystal Palace Prediction – Can Crystal Palace grab 5th spot?

Roy Hodgson’s side have been quietly going about their business and have continued under the radar in recent weeks but all three points today away at Watford could see Crystal Palace move up into 5th place above Wolves.

Although Crystal Palace earned just 1 point from a 5-match run recently which was a 2-2 draw with Arsenal but 4 defeats to Manchester City, Leicester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, The Eagles have made the most of their subsequent matches against the ‘lesser mortals’ of the Premier League with back-to-back wins against Burnley and Bournemouth.

These two wins have thrust Palace up into 7th place and just 2 points behind 5th placed Wolves prior to this weekend’s action in the top flight, and having recorded recent wins on the road at West Ham and Burnley, the visitors will fancy their chances of taking something from this short trip across London.

Palace have lost just 3 of their last 10 away matches in the Premier League and have registered 6 wins during this period so they should be respected in this encounter.


Key-Facts – Watford vs Crystal Palace

  • Watford are without a home win from their last 11 matches in the Premier League
  • Watford have lost 4 of their last 5 matches overall in the Premier League
  • Palace have lost just 3 of their last 10 away matches in the Premier League


Betting Tips Verdict

It may take Watford a short while to get to grips during this transition period of a new manager so Palace look a decent bet with the handicap here.