Crystal Palace vs Watford: Prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds - Premier League preview

Tom Doyle
Evening Standard
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Crystal Palace are seeking a third straight Premier League win as they welcome Watford to Selhurt Park for Saturday's London derby.

Sam Allardyce has finally got Palace settled into a rhythm, with victories against Middlesbrough and West Brom lifting the Eagles out of the relegation zone.

Despite Palace's recent run of form, wins for Bournemouth, Leicester and Hull last weekend keep Allardyce's side in the thick of the action a point above 18th-placed Hull.

Walter Mazzarri's Hornets are 13th, but just seven points separate them from a place in the drop zone

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Crystal Palace host Watford at Selhurst Park with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, March 18.


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Crystal Palace will be without Patrick van Aanholt for Saturday's Premier League visit of Watford.

The full-back is recovering from an ankle injury and manager Sam Allardyce has revealed the Hornets clash will come too soon.

Loanee Loic Remy is expected to return after the international break while Connor Wickham and Pape Souare are still missing.

Provisional squad: Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Delaney, Sakho, Dann, Fryers, McArthur, Milivojevic, Ledley, Townsend, Kaikai, Cabaye, Zaha, Sako, Campbell, Schlupp, Lee, C Benteke.

Watford midfielder Etienne Capoue may miss the trip to Crystal Palace through illness.

Capoue, who has started every Premier League game for the Hornets so far this season, missed training on Wednesday and Thursday due to a fever and he will be assessed on Friday.

Right-back Daryl Janmaat (groin) and midfielder Nordin Amrabat (ankle) are back in contention - Amrabat for the first time since New Year's Day - but Christian Kabasele and Ben Watson are still not fit.

Provisional squad: Gomes, Pantilimon, Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Mariappa, Cathcart, Zuniga, Janmaat, Holebas, Cleverley, Behrami, Amrabat, Doucoure, Capoue, Deeney, Success, Niang, Okaka.


Crystal Palace starting XI: Hennessey, Ward, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, Benteke

Watford starting XI: Gomes, Kaboul, Prodl, Britos, Holebas, Niang, Behrami, Cleverley, Capoue, Okaka, Deeney



BETTING ODDS (via 888 Sport)

  • Crystal Palace to win: 23/25

  • Watford to win: 17/5

  • Draw: 12/5

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Odds correct as of March 17 at 2.45pm.

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