A London derby is not the match between the Watford Football Club and Crystal Palace for the opening four games in the FA Cup quarter-finals this Saturday, even though the county of Hertfordshire is just outside London and Watford is even in the underground. Network is integrated. In the current Premier League season, this “neighborhood duel” has already been held twice and both times the black and yellow Hornets were able to keep the upper hand 2-1 against the Eagles. In the FA Cup, Watford is favorite against Crystal Palace in bookmaker odds, and we also expect the first quarter-final this weekend to see Javi Gracia’s team booking the ticket for Wembley.
Football Betting Tips Watford vs Crystal Palace
In this FA Cup season both clubs remained so far without conceding. Watford have won away three times: Woking (2-0), Newcastle (2-0), QPR (1-0). The Eagles won twice at home (Grimsby 1: 0, Tottenham 2: 0) and secured the quarter-finals with a 2-0 at third division Doncaster. However, the South Londoners scored twice as many shots in this FA Cup season (42) than Watford (21). An indication of why between Watford and Crystal Palace a tip on the home side at odds of 2.46 could lead to success. If the hosts were again without conceding at the weekend, the Hornets would equalize a personal club record in the FA Cup. A record Crystal Palace could also draw. There were four FA Cup games without conceding for Palace last time in 1924.
Watford – Statistics & Current Form
The defeat at last Premier League weekend at championship contender Manchester City was no surprise. The Citizens had a lot of trouble with the Hornets and the referee Citys would have disqualified 1: 0 right offside, who knows if Javi Gracias boys would not have started the journey home with something countable. So are three victories from the past five league games zubuche and thus exactly as many successes, as in the previous 15 Premier League matches. With eight games remaining, at least one more win should be added. With 13 wins Watford would have won in a Erstligasaison so many games, as since the 1986/87 season no more (18 successes). At home Watford has been unbeaten in the Premier League for four games (2-2-0). However, against Leicester there were only two home wins in a row for the second time this season. Overall, Watford lost just one of the past six home games at Vicarage Road (3-2-1).
Accordingly, Watford is against Crystal Palace according to the odds and our prediction favorite to progress. In the FA Cup Watford won the recent five home games without conceding a goal. The Hornets had to concede the last goal in a 0-1 defeat of Tottenham in 2012 on their own run. The yellow and red won each of the recent three FA Cup quarter-finals (2003, 2007, 2016). All four teams, who defeated Watford in the quarter-finals, then reached the final. Three of them even won the trophy: 1932 Newcastle, 1986 Liverpool and 1988 Wimbledon. Only Arsenal defeated in 1980 in the final West Ham, after they gave in the quarterfinals a victory against the Hornets. Watford are not plaguing new injury concerns. Miguel Britos is fit again. The only question that coach Gracia has to answer is whether he will again give preference to goalkeeper Ben Foster in the Heurelho Gomes Cup.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
↪ 8 goals: Troy Deeney
↪ 7 goals: Gerard Deulofeu
↪ 6 goals: Roberto Pereyra
Expected formation of Watford:
↪ Gomes; Holebas, Cathcart, Kabasele, Femenia; Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure, Sema; Deeney, Deulofeu
↪ Coach: Javi Garcia
Last Games by Watford:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Watford 3: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Watford Vs. Leicester City 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Watford 5: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 22.02.2019 – Cardiff City vs. Watford 1: 5 (Premier League)
⚽ 15.02.2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Watford 0: 1 (FA Cup)
Crystal Palace – Statistics & Current Form
Away, the Eagles presented much better this season than at home Selhurst Park. While Palace ranked only 13th in the home ranking on the penultimate place, the Eagles in the away table are ranked eleven (14 counter). The FA Cup is similar. Six of the past eight away games in the oldest cup competition in the world could win Palace (6-1-1). The Wembley semi-finals and final of 2016 once outside, as these games are played on neutral place and therefore are not classified as away games. However, the Eagles go on Saturday at Watford vs Crystal Palace only as outsiders in the game. Accordingly lucrative between Watford and Crystal Palace odds for the tip on the away win.
The FA Cup quarter-final has reached Crystal Palace for the eighth time this season. Each of the last three was won, but all against class lower opponents. In the two quarter-final games against Erstligisten retired the Eagles in each case: 1907 against Everton, 1965 against Leeds United. Coach Roy Hodgson, who just a few weeks ago set the age record for being the oldest Premier League coach of all time, lost his two FA Cup quarter-final matches as a coach. With Fulham in 2009 (Man United) and 2010 (Tottenham) twice out. The former English national coach wants to prevent this on Saturday afternoon. However, between Watford and Crystal Palace our betting tips, predicts something different. Michy Batshuayi has met Watford (four goals) in his previous three games, but always in the service of Chelsea FC. Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is fit again and should play. Pape Souare is also operational. Bakary Sako and defender Mamadou Sakho are out.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
↪ 9 goals: Luka Milivojevic
↪ 8 goals: Wilfried Zaha
↪ 4 goals: Andros Townsend
Expected formation of Crystal Palace:
↪ Hennessey; van Aanholt, Tomkins, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka; Schlupp, Milivojevic, Kouyate; Zaha, Batshuayi, Townsend
↪ Coach: Roy Hodgson
Last Games of Crystal Palace:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Burnley Vs. Crystal Palace 1: 3 (Premier League)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United 1: 3 (Premier League)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Leicester City vs. Crystal Palace 1: 4 (Premier League)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – Doncaster Rovers Vs. Crystal Palace 0-2 (FA Cup)
Watford vs Crystal Palace Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 49 Crystal Palace victories – 27 draws – 43 Watford wins (119 competitive games)
Crystal Palace have lost both Premier League games against Watford this season (1: 2 each). For the last time, the Eagles scored three competitive games in a row 83 years ago. In the FA Cup, this pairing has already been seven times. Most recently in the semi-final at Wembley in 2016, when Crystal Palace prevailed 2-1. Watford have never lost a home game against Palace in the FA Cup (3-1-0).
Watford vs Crystal Palace Our Betting Tips
Between Watford and Crystal Palace, the betting odds of the bookmakers suggest a close duel. Both clubs have a great chance of winning the title this season. However, the hurdle ‘quarter-finals’ has to be taken. While the FA Cup is the last remaining goal for Watford this season, Crystal Palace remains in danger of relegation due to just one win from the recent two Premier League games. This one success, however, existed abroad.
Key Facts – Watford Vs. Crystal Palace tips
↪ Watford have all been successful in the recent three appearances in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup (2003, 2007, 2016)
↪ Watford won both Premier League games this season 2-1
↪ Crystal Palace prevailed in four of the previous seven FA Cup quarter-finals
Watford, meanwhile, has been unbeaten at home for four games and, like Palace, has not conceded a goal in this FA Cup season. We also expect a close match on Saturday. Between Watford and Crystal Palace we decide for a tip on home win.
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