Crystal Palace v Watford Preview
Crystal Palace picked up their first point of 2016 with a 1-1 draw at Swansea last week, while Watford suffered a 1-0 loss to title chasing Tottenham and putting both results and performances together from last week it’s Watford who clinch it for me!
Crystal Palace have won seven and lost just one of the last 10 meetings with Watford in all competitions.
The Eagles have scored the opening goal of the game from a penalty in three of the last four meetings between the two sides.
Only Jamie Vardy (8) has scored the opening goal of a Premier League game more often than Odion Ighalo (6) this season.
Referee Rob Madley has awarded a league-high 10 penalties in the 17 Premier League matches that he has taken charge of in 2015-16.
Watford (7) and Crystal Palace (9) have conceded the fewest goals in the first half of Premier League games this season.
Only Southampton (454) have fired in more crosses from open play than Crystal Palace (436) this season in the Premier League.
Watford have allowed their opponents to make a league-high 480 crosses from open play this season.
The Hornets have caught their opponents offside the most in the Premier League this season (84).
Palace have scored a league-high eight goals from defenders this season.
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