Watford vs Crystal Palace Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th December 2019

Organised Eagles can deliver against bottom side Watford

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Watford vs Crystal Palace Betting Tips – Premier League, 7th December 3.00pm

Another day, another defeat for Watford. The Hornets slipped to a 2-0 loss at Leicester in midweek and remain out of touch at the foot of the table. Crystal Palace have scored consecutive wins however and will fancy their chances of making it three on the bounce with a visit to Vicarage Road. Read our predictions for Watford vs Crystal Palace.

Watford vs Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Watford 6/5
Draw 23/10
Crystal Palace 9/4

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Watford News and Form – Can the Hornets muster up a win over Palace?

The Hornets were 2-0 losers at Leicester midweek. That’s three losses on the bounce for them and four in their last five (W1). Watford have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games as well and that pretty much sums up their season. Watford are still in search of their first home win of the season (D3 L4) and will be aiming to snap back-to-back defeats at Vicarage Road in the top flight.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Correct Score
9/1

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Watford have failed to score in four of their last eight fixtures and they are the lowest-scoring side in the division. It has been a total of 9 goals in 15 games now by them only. There are only two teams (Southampton and Norwich) who have conceded more goals than Watford have done. In their home campaign, Watford have only managed to tally up the 4 goals, while they have conceded at an average of 1.8 per home fixtures. 71% of league games at Vicarage Road this season have made it over 2.5 goals.

Watford vs Crystal Palace Head to Head

Watford won both league meetings and an FA Cup tie against Palace last season
Four of the last five meetings (all competitions) have produced a 2-1 scoreline
Watford are unbeaten in four at home against Palace in all competitions (W2 D2)
Both teams have scored in 7 of the last 9 meetings

 

Key-Facts – Watford vs Crystal Palace

  • Palace have won their last two matches
  • The Hornets are on a three match losing streak
  • Watford have scored only 9 league goals this season

 

Crystal Palace News and Form – Can the Eagles secure a third straight win?

The Eagles took a home win over Bournemouth in midweek to make it two consecutive clean sheet league wins. Roy Hodgson’s men were once again, superbly organised at the back in claiming a win. They are at a W3 D1 L3 record this season on their top-flight travels, their last road game producing a 2-0 success at Burnley. Palace are a low scoring side and they aren’t likely to go and run riot in front of goal at Vicarage Road. But punters may well trust their defence to hold out against the tame Watford attack.

Watford are the only team who have scored fewer league goals than Palace have done this season, but the defence of the Eagles has kept them afloat. The Eagles have returned 8 goals in their 7 road fixtures this season, so it’s likely going to be worth leaning on this game going under 2.5 goals. Crystal Palace have not conceded an away goal in the opening half-hour of any game this season. They know how to play a tight game. They are now 9 points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.

Watford vs Crystal Palace Tips & Odds

Away win at 9/4
Under 1.5 goals at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2019 at 11:18 a.m.)

Watford vs Crystal Palace Predictions

Crystal Palace to win: Credit is due to the Eagles who have had a fine season in their games when they haven’t faced one of the so-called Big Six. They have a great record at sides in the bottom half of the table (W5 D1) this campaign, so can be trusted to sink the Hornets.


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