Crystal Palace v Watford betting tips – Back few goals in South London
We won't be expecting a goalfest at Selhurst Park this weekend
February 12th, 2016
What can we say about Watford and Crystal palace this season? Inconsistent would be a start. Alan Pardew may have done an excellent job with his Eagles side since his arrival from Newcastle United last season, however of late, their results have been a very mixed bag and as such, Palace have fallen into the bottom half of the table despite enjoying a decent start to their Premier League campaign.
The South London side ended a losing run of eight games when they managed a 1-1 draw at Swansea City last weekend, however they haven’t won any of their last eight outings in the top flight and will be desperate to seal a maximum points haul as they aim to halt their slide towards the drop zone.
The Hornets are also very much a mixed bag, although they defeat to a decent Spurs side on Saturday can be considered no disgrace whatsoever, given that Tottenham remain very much in contention for a top-four finish. Indeed, their previous outing in the Premier League saw Watford hold an improving Chelsea side to a draw at Vicarage Road and despite Guus Hiddink’s men being far from the force they were last season, that result was nevertheless impressive from a side who many pundits were tipping for immediate relegation back to the Championship.
The fact remains that neither of these sides are even close to good form at the moment, therefore we won’t be backing either Watford or Palace to win this encounter. Indeed, what we can expect is very few goals and with very few sides conceding less than the Hornets this term, coupled with the Eagles’ problems in front of goal, we’ll be going with William Hill’s 6/10 for under 2.5 goals.
Not great odds perhaps, therefore for those looking for something slightly tastier, why not go for BetVictor’s 5/6 for ‘Both Teams to Score – No.’