Watford vs Crystal Palace – Prediction (Premier League – 07.12.2019)

Preview and Teams Comparison.

Managerless Watford began life post-Quique Sánchez Flores with a 2-0 away loss to in-form Leicester in the Premier League (PL). This made it three straight defeats for the ‘Hornets’, who have been outscored 7-1 in this mini-run. They remain bottom of the table and have additionally scored the fewest goals. Returning to Vicarage Road may not serve much hope for Watford, considering that they haven’t won a home league match since April (D4, L7). The ‘Hornets’ have only earned four PL home cleansheets in 2019, but they’ve at least been drawing at half-time in four of their seven at home this season (57.14%).

Crystal Palace recently secured back-to-back PL wins, but they had to do it the hard way when beating Bournemouth 1-0, having been down to ten-men since the 19th minute. It means that four of their last five league wins have impressively come with a cleansheet. Roy Hodgson’s men have won ten of their previous 17 away league matches, earning a win rate of 58.82%. Interestingly, the last ten away league clashes to see them score have yielded a positive result (W8, D2). However, they earned just two cleansheets in that period.

Players to watch: Watford will be glad to have talisman striker Troy Deeney back to fitness, considering that he has scored 21 of his 37 PL goals in home matches (56.76%). Crystal Palace wideman Jeffrey Schlupp has now scored in consecutive games, with both goals arriving after the 75th minute mark.

Stat attack: Watford have won the last three H2Hs by a 2-1 scoreline. Watford haven’t conceded a first-half goal in any of their last four games. Crystal Palace are yet to score an away goal this season inside the opening 30 minutes.

Match Info and Live Scores.

Competition: ENGLAND: Premier League.
Kick off: 07.12.2019, 15:00 UTC.
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).

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