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Watford vs Crystal Palace 26 Dec 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions

Alan Pardew is gone and after what was a terrible season for Crystal Palace, a new era should begin and a win on Boxing day would be a great way to start things off. Allardyce has been named the new manager of the Eagles and although he won’t be in charge for their next game, the Eagles will look to get a win over Watford as they travel to Vicarage Park the day after Christmas.

Crystal Palace have a ton of great players and I think they can really improve under their new manager but for this game it will be up to the likes of Benteke, Cabaye and Zaha to inspire their team to get three points. This side is great going forward but on the road they have been conceding way to much and the new manager should change this but for this game, expect another goal fest so the over 2.5 goals as well as both teams to score are both very good options when it comes to bets.

Watford are doing better than Palace at the moment but this team is not safe either so as a result I can expect full focus because these are the games that they need to win in order to keep the team up. This game will be tough since Palace will keep up the pressure and Watford will need to be able to contain the inform Zaha so it will be interesting to see this game develop.

I think all in all, Palace will win this game. The Eagles are desperate after losing their boss and the quality of player is simply a lot better than that of the Hornets. Although they are away from home, we are getting a good enough price for this bet and I think it is a good value bet.


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