Watford have lost four of their last six in the Premier League but are sit five points adrift of the bottom three as it stands.
Crystal Palace have also lost four of their last six in the Premier League but they are only one-point above the bottom three and Alan Pardew desperately needs a win to relive some of the pressure hanging over his job.
Pardew’s side are set up to perform better on the road and the Eagles could get three valuable points here to move away from the bottom three for now. Register on Naijabet.com,make payment in to your account and enjoy Yafun Yafun Bonus.
Watford – Sebastian Prödl lasted 31 minutes in Watford’s 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at the weekend through injury and isn’t expected to recover in time for their Boxing Day clash with Crystal Palace.
Younes Kaboul could be pulled back into the heart of the back four, although Craig Cathcart is another option after making the matchday squad for the first time in almost three months on Saturday.
Crystal Palace – Jason Puncheon missed Crystal Palace’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Wednesday through suspension and should return to the side here. His return may see Alan Pardew revert to his more usual XI.
James Tomkins, Bakary Sako, Pape Soaure, Connor Wickham, Jonathan Benteke and Steve Mandanda are all long-term absentees, while Loic Remy lacks match fitness.
Crystal Palace have lost 8 of their last 10 matches in Premier League.
Crystal Palace have conceded at least 3 goals in their last 4 away Premier League matches .
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Watford’s last 10 home games (Premier League).
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Crystal Palace’s last 7 away games in Premier League.
Crystal Palace have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches (Premier League).
Crystal Palace are undefeated in their last 5 away matches against Watford in all competitions.