Crystal Palace v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th January 2019

A sharing of points at Selhurt Park?

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Crystal Palace v Watford Betting Tips – Premier League, 12th January 3.00pm

The Eagles opened 2019 with a positive in collecting three points. They face off against Watford at Selhurst Park on Saturday as they look to continue to pick up points to keep themselves clean of the drop zone. Watford are a top ten side but they have managed to go three game without having put a win on the board. Read our predictions for Crystal Palace v Watford.

Crystal Palace v Watford Betting Odds*

Crystal Palace 6/5
Draw 11/5
Watford 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)

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Crystal Palace News and Form

The Eagles got off to a flying start to 2019 as they collected three points against Wolves. So that’s a positive start and actually, now Crystal Palace have won three of their last five league games (D1 L1). The Eagles are only W2 D3 L5 at Selhurst Park this season. They have posted a W2 D1 L1 record in their last four home fixtures though. Crystal Palace have been extraordinarily goal shy at home, having produced only the five home goals all season. To their credit though they have done well in defence, conceding 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 three league games there have ended under the goal line. Palace have earned a clean sheet in 40% of their home games, but the flip side of that is that they have failed to score in 70% of league home fixtures which is poor, to say the least. Palace have scored 89% of their home goals in the second period of matches. Just three times this season have they opened the scoring in a home fixture.

Crystal Palace v Watford Head to Head

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)

Watford News and Form

The Hornets drew a 3-3 thriller with Bournemouth last time out in game which was full of defensive howlers. That is back to back top-flight draws now from Watford. They have done alright in terms of not getting beaten as they have suffered one loss only in their last six EPL games (W2 D3). Their away record for the season is W3 D4 L3 and they have come up with an average of 1.4 goals per away games. Only 30% of their road games this season have gone over 2.5 goals so this isn’t likely to be a high-scoring thriller.

Watford have earned two clean sheets in ten away games and they are on a three-match undefeated streak on their top-flight travels (W1 D2). The Hornets have scored at least two goals in each of their last three on the road. Watford have scored the opening goal in exactly half of their Premier League away games this season. They have currently put together a seven-match scoring streak in the top flight (home and away combined. They have lost just one of eight away games against sides currently 9th or lower.

Crystal Palace v Watford Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 8/11
1-1 correct score at 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 7th, 2019 at 10:41 p.m.)

Crystal Palace v Watford Predictions

Draw: The most likely outcome that we can predict is the draw as there doesn’t appear that there will be too much to choose between the two sides. The 1-1 draw in the correct score market certainly has plenty of appeal.

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