Watford were brilliant against Liverpool last week but I’d felt that since the winter break Liverpool have not been on their game. They should have lost to West Ham, too and I was there.
I hope I’m right in saying we shouldn’t be fooled by that result as that was Watford first win in 6 and when they go away they are as bad as anyone, just 1 win in the last 8 on the road. Not sure the London air agrees with Watfords manager either as when he was manager of Leicester they lost all 6 in the capital and Watford haven’t beaten a London team all season drawing 4 and losing 2.
Different kettle of fish today and Palace will play it a lot tighter than Liverpool did. Palace do not score a lot of goals but they don’t let many in either. Palace are the lowest scorers in the league and have made sure they are mid table by not getting beaten. They have also won their last 2 games. Palace need 4 more points to be sure of staying up and Watford are only out of the bottom 3 because of goal difference.
When they met in December it was a 0-0 draw and what palace do is make sure they are not losing at half-time. They sit back and wait and they have only scored 6 goals in the first half of a game all season.
I think palace might steal this.
PALACE TO WIN @ 13/8
DRAW AT HALF TIME-HOME WIN FULL TIME @ 5/1
PALACE TO WIN 1-0 @ 13/2