FA Cup Preview: Crystal Palace vs Watford

LAST MEETING

February 13, 2016 (Selhurst Park): Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

FORM

Palace: DWDDL

Watford: LLDWL

KEY STATS

  • Sunday’s fixture will represent the 113th time that the two clubs have met in a competitive match, with Palace winning 46 times in comparison to 41 victories for Watford.
  • The two teams have shared a win apiece in the Premier League this season but it has only been three years since they met in a Wembley showpiece after clashing in the Championship playoff final in 2013.
  • A penalty in extra time from Kevin Phillips ensured that Palace claimed the spoils and they have retained their place in the top flight since that day.

PREDICTED LINEUPS

Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey; Ward, Mariappa, Delaney, Souare; Jedinak, Cabaye, Bolasie; Zaha, Sako; Adebayor

Watford XI: Gomes, Nyom, Prodl, Britos, Ake, Guedioura, Capoue, Watson, Jurado, Ighalo, Deeney

PREDICTION: Crystal Palace 0-1 Watford


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