Crystal Palace v Watford Match Preview & Free Bets

Can Crystal Palace continue their improved form by taking maximum points from their weekend meeting with the Hornets?

Crystal Palace managed to steer themselves away from the relegation form in the latter stages of 2017/18 under Roy Hodgson, however while the Eagles will have been hoping for better things this time around, they remain over-reliant on Wilfried Zaha up front and some key additions clearly wouldn’t go amiss right now. Palace have been showing signs of improvement in recent weeks with four wins from their last six outings – this including a surprise win over then-leaders Manchester City – however they will almost certainly feel drained following their hard-fought FA Cup win over League Two outfit Grimsby Town last time out and a far tougher assignment faces Hodgson’s side on Saturday afternoon.

The Eagles have been struggling on the goal-scoring front of late but home advantage will likely play a part in determining the outcome of this match. Nevertheless Watford  have proven themselves to be tough nuts to crack this season and while they have slipped to eighth in the Premier League table, the visitors should play their part in making this a thrilling affair. Hornets boss Javi Gracia has done an excellent job steadying the ship at Vicarage Road but he will be in search of more consistency from his men and while we envisage the Eagles edging their way to victory on Saturday afternoon, we also expect the visitors to add to the scoreline in what will be a closely-fought affair, Ladbrokes Bookmakers going 15/4 on Crystal Palace to win and both teams to score.