Watford – Crystal Palace FREE PICKS
Watford and Crystal Palace meet at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 35th round of the Premier League. Crystal Palace won at home by (2-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 12-12-2017. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 10 wins, 7 draws and 17 losses, the home team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 37 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Huddersfield Town by (1-0), after in the previous match they have lost (1-2) at home, against Burnley. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 2 draws and 12 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Watford has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 34 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 17 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 17 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 10 of their 25 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Watford enters this unmotivated day, after a slight outsider, by 1-0, in the visit to the land of the Huddersfield. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the home team is the way they manage to react to a situation of disadvantage. The Watford coach will not be able to count on Deulofeo, Chalobah, Hoban and Kaboul, for being injured.
After 8 wins, 10 draws and 16 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 34 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Brighton & Hove Albion by (3-2), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against AFC Bournemouth, by (2-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 21 suffered. In the last 10 away league matches Crystal Palace has a record of 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 17 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 34 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and only managed 3 comebacks. In the last 17 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Crystal Palace enters this motivated round, after a home victory, 3-2, at the reception at Brighton: Zaha and Tomkins scored the goals of the triumph. The visiting team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, favoring fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for throwing the panic into the opposing defense are Zaha and Townsend. The coach of Crystal Palace will not be able to count on Wickham, Bakary Sako, Puncheon and Scott Dann, for being injured.
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