Crystal Palace at Watford
February 23, 2022 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Watford +225 / Crystal Palace +140 // Total: 2.5
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Watford and Crystal Palace face off on Wednesday in an English Premier League showdown at Vicarage Road. When these two teams faced off on August 24th it was Watford that won 1-0.
Watford currently sits in 18th place in the standings having picked up 18 points. Watford has lost two of their last three games, but the one win came in their last game. Against Aston Villa, the defense was strong not giving up any goals and they were able to score one in the 79th minute to pick up the three points. Watford has scored 24 goals total while their defense has given up 43 goals total. Emmanual Dennis has been the top player this season for Watford scoring nine goals and five assists. Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr have both scored five goals. Watford’s defense has been a big issue this season at times, and if they want any chance in this game, the defense is going to need to be good.
On the other side of this matchup is Crystal Palace who sits in 13th place in the standings having picked up 26 points. Crystal Palace hasn’t been scoring a ton of goals as of late, but they also haven’t been giving up many goals. Over the last three games there has only been a total of three goals scored total. In the last game against Chelsea, Crystal Palace was defeated 1-0. Crystal Palace has scored 32 goals total while their defense has given up 36 goals total. Conor Gallagher has been the top player for Crystal Palace scoring seven goals and adding three assists. Wilfried Zaha and Odsonne Édouard have also both scored six goals.
Watford’s defense has been an issue, but Crystal Palace’s offense hasn’t been as strong as of late, and they are going to struggle to score again in this game. Watford will have issues getting on the board too, and this game is going to be lower scoring. Back the under.