Making it back-to-back victories in midweek and still remarkably flirting with the European positions, Crystal Palace will look to keep up their recent momentum when they make the trip to a rock-bottom Watford on Saturday afternoon.
Showing some real resolve to play the majority of Tuesday’s matchup against Bournemouth with 10-men and come away with a 1-0 victory in South London, the Eagles have now landed back-to-back victories and will travel across to capital with a new-found confidence.
On the flip side, while Palace may have extended their winning run in midweek, Watford once again tasted defeat on the road and suddenly find themselves as a landslide favourite to be hit with a Championship return come May.
Losing their last three Premier League matches on the bounce, the Yellows have won just a single matchup this season and they are still hunting for a new permanent boss to take over in the Vicarage Road dugout.
However, it is worth noting that the Hornets have landed back-to-back 2-1 victories over Saturday’s guests and you might be interested to know that Watford can be found at 6/4 with 888sport to clinch a much-needed victory this weekend.
A Premier League farewell for Watford?
While caretaker boss Hayden Mullins may have praised his temporary side’s performance at the King Power on Wednesday night, Watford could only slump to a 2-0 loss away at Leicester and the mood around Vicarage Road remains at an all-time low.
Recording just a single Premier League victory this season and still looking for someone to replace the recently departed Quique Sánchez Flores, the Hornets open this weekend sat three points adrift at the foot of the table.
Also suffering three straight defeats on the bounce with defeats against the Foxes, Southampton, and Burnley, Saturday’s hosts are now seen to be a clear favourite for the drop this season.
You might be interested to know that Watford are currently priced as low as 4/11 with William Hill to finish in the bottom-three come May.
Sadly for the Hornets, they have also continued to show some toothless displays in the final third.
Despite recalling captain and talisman Troy Deeney in midweek, Mullins’ men have scored just a single goal in their last four matches on home soil and are priced at 11/4 with Bet365 to draw yet another blank this weekend.
The Eagles show their resolve
Now landing back-to-back victories after a run of fixtures that saw them face off against the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Leicester, it appears that Roy Hodgson’s side are kick-starting their campaign.
Losing just one of their last four matches on the road and taking points off of Arsenal on that run, Saturday’s guests have also bagged a pair of goals in three of those matches away from South London.
While many around Selhurst Park would have feared that their side could have been dragged into a relegation scrap after an unenviable run last month, the Eagles open the weekend as high as seventh and dreaming of landing their first top-half finish since 2015.
You might be interested to know that Palace can be found at 5/4 with Betfair to secure a top-10 finish come May.
Sadly for the one-time England boss, Hodgson does have somewhat of a defensive headache ahead of their trip to Vicarage Road this weekend.
Along with watching central defender Mamadou Sakho being sent off and now serving a three-match suspension, Palace also look set to be without full-back Patrick van Aanholt due to an apparent hamstring injury.