WATFORD VS CRYSTAL PALACE
KICK OFF: SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018 | 13: 30 CET
Premier League wk3 | VICARAGE ROAD
Watford Set for a tight Battle with Crystal Palace, who will come out on Top?
Both teams have made strong starts and are on form, so this should be a tightly contested affair.
Watford was ruthless in their 2. 0 win against Brighton with Jose Holebas setting up Roberto Pereyra for both goals. Troy Deeney and Andre Gray were also sharp in that game. We should expect to see the same energy when they host the high-flying Eagles. Watford will hope to control the game and minimise any attacks from Palace. They did so well against Brighton that the visitors never had a shot on target.
Crystal Palace saw off Fulham under challenging conditions, and the squad now looks settled under Roy Hodgson. Wan Bissaka won the man of the match making him a reliable option at right back. He’s sure to start against Watford if fit with the defensive support of Tomkins, Sakho and Van Aanholt. Wilfred Zaha opened his account for the new season too. He will be a serious threat at Vicarage Road.
This fixture ended a stalemate four months ago, but the enthusiasm in both teams is likely to produce goals.
Key Match Facts
- Watford lost only one of their last 9 Premier League matches at home (W5, D3).
- Roberto Pereyra has had a hand in each of Watford’s last 6 Premier League goals, scored 5 and assisted one.
- Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last 7 Premier League games (W5, D2).
Top Tips: Score Draw | Over 1.5 Goals