Watford – Crystal Palace
Struggling Watford will desperately try to win something against Crystal Palace when they host the Londoners at the Vicarage Road on Saturday. In our English Premier League predictions we are going to discuss this fixture with you.
Watford are still the number one contenders for relegation this season. The Hornets are currently 20th in the league with just 8 points and only one win since the start of the campaign. They are 7 points behind the 17th Southampton and the safe zone, so things are not looking good for them.
The sacking of Javi Gracia didn’t change much, because Watford were still losing even with the new manager Quique Sanchez Flores. In their last five matches the Hornets have a record of one win and four defeats. This is the reason why Sanchez Flores got sacked, too. Right now the team is managed by the caretaker Hayden Mullins.
In their last game Watford visited Leicester City at the King Power and far from surprising – they lost. Two goals after the break was enough for the Foxes to take the three points here.
Watford continues to have some problems with injured players. Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Daryl Janmaat, Christian Kabasele and Craig Dawson are still unavaliable for selection.
Crystal Palace are in a much better mood, enjoying two wins in their last matches. During the week Roy Hodgson’s boys hosted AFC Bournemouth and managed to scrap a difficult 1-0 win. The only goal in the game was scored in the 76th minute when Jeffery Schlupp executed an assist from James McArthur. It was a really crucial goal which guaranteed Crystal Palace a 6th win for the season.
In our English Premier League predictions we can say that Watford could be an easy catch for Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Hornets are still without a manager, while Palace are in a good shape right now. Can they make it three in a row?