Watford prepare to entertain Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 45 games played, Hornets have recorded 22 wins, and Crystal Palace have come away with 12 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Vicarage Road Stadium was two seasons ago, in January 2004, where Crystal Palace annihilated the Hornets 1-5 in a League Division One match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 17 Jan||Watford||1-5||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2003/2004||Sat 16 Aug||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Tue 08 Apr||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Watford||CHMP|
|2002/2003||Sat 21 Sep||Watford||3 - 3||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 09 Mar||Crystal Palace||0 - 2||Watford||CHMP|
|2001/2002||Sat 15 Dec||Watford||1 - 0||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 07 Apr||Watford||2 - 2||Crystal Palace||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Watford are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Hornets, with 5 goals against.
Crystal Palace have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Eagles's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 43 points from 26 games. Crystal Palace's total of 38 points from their 24 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca Cola Championship.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Watford may be coming up against a decent side in Crystal Palace, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Hornets. Home Win
|Watford||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
|Crystal Palace||6 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.