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Posted: May 24, 2022Last updated: Jul 13, 2022

Currently in 12th place in the league, Crystal Palace (9-11-14; 41 points) host Watford (6-24-4; 22 points), currently looking at the real threat of being relegated, at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Kick off is at 3:00 pm BST. Palace, who have experienced some upsetting losses and energizing wins recently, head into this battle with vital home advantage.

Crystal Palace have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 matches against the Watford. February 23, 2022 was the last time the sides encountered each other and it ended in a 1-4 win for The Hornets. Crystals’ total goals across these head-to-head games is 13 compared to Golden Boys’ 10.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Prediction

FanDuel have the Watford as +450 outsiders heading into this match while the Crystal Palace are strong favorites at odds of -155. A total of 2 goals are predicted.

With a record of nine wins, 11 losses and 14 draws after 34 games, Crystal Palace head into this game in 12th place in the league. The team has had an assortment of wins and losses lately, netting a total of 45 goals so far while conceding 42. This has mainly been thanks to the energy shown by Wilfried Zaha, who has seven goals, and Jean-Philippe Mateta who has three. In their most recent match, Glaziers lost against Southampton 1-2.

With a tally of 22 points so far this season, Watford are looking for the win and might possibly be relegated. They fell against Burnley 1-2 last Saturday and the squad has had 15 losses in the most recent twenty matches and so far this campaign, they’ve earned six wins, 24 losses and four draws. When they have prevailed this season, it’s mainly been due to the energy demonstrated by Cucho Hernandez and Moussa Sissoko. Can the pair steerYellow Army to success here?

The latest squad news is that Crystal Palace will be missing Nathan Ferguson. Watford will be without Cucho Hernandez.

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Moneyline Pick: Crystal Palace (-155) at FanDuel

Palace are the favorite team according to the betting market. The club will try to move past last month’s performance; they enter this matchup with a recent win percentage of 33.33% (two wins, two losses and two draws). In comparison, Hornets have a win percentage that was very low.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Crystal Palace (-155), Watford (+450)
  • Spread: Crystal Palace -0.5 (-151), Watford 0.5 (+119)
  • Over/Under: Under 2.5 Goals (-120), Over 2.5 Goals (-115)

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Crystal Palace vs Watford Betting Trends

  • Win-Loss record last 10 games: Crystal Palace 3-2-5, Watford 1-7-2
  • Home/Road Splits: Crystal Palace (9-11-14), Watford (6-24-4)
  • Head-To-Head: Crystal Palace’s record is 6-2-2 in their last 10 matches against the Watford
  • Type of Match: League

Over/Under Pick: Under 2.5 Total Goals (-120) at BetMGM

Heading into this clash, Crystals bagged an average of 0.5 goals per game last month while in comparison Golden Boys averaged 1.6 goals per game last month.

Spread Pick: Crystal Palace -0.5 Goals (-151) at Caesars

For the bet to be a winner, Crystal Palace will need to win by the amount of the spread or more.

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