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Watford vs Crystal Palace prediction, betting odds & free tips (24/08/2021)

The Premier League derby in the second round of the EFL Cup is one of the more interesting matches without a doubt, so check our preview of the Watford vs Crystal Palace duel right here:

Our free betting tips for Watford vs Crystal Palace

If you are unsure what is the right bet for Watford vs Crystal Palace, check our top betting tips for this match:

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Watford to Win

These two teams are similar in quality and, according to many experts, among the main favourites to be relegated from the Premier League this season. However, Watford started the season with a win over Aston Villa and a loss to Brighton, while Crystal Palace lost to Chelsea and drew with Brentford. The recent h2h history shows that this game could go either way, but we have a feeling that the home team might do better in this one, so our prediction is for Watford to win the game.

Under 2.5 Total Goals

While three of the five previous meetings between Watford and Crystal Palace have gone over 2.5 total goals, we expect this match to be different. Neither has a lot to offer in offence and we don’t see this match ending with a lot of goals. With that in mind, our next prediction is for this match to go under 2.5 total goals.

Both Teams to Score – No

Since we don’t expect to see many goals in this game, we also don’t expect both teams to score in it. That being said, both teams have scored in three of the last five duels between Watford and Crystal Palace. However, Crystal Palace started the season with two games in which they failed to score, while both teams have scored in one of the first two Watford matches in the Premier League.

Watford vs Crystal Palace preview: A derby between two Premier League teams

This is one of the more interesting matches in this round of the EFL Cup since we will see two PL teams hash it out, so let’s take a closer look at the teams.

Watford

Earning promotion from the Championship last season was an expected result for Watford, but it was still not an easy task. In any case, the team entered the new season as one of the main candidates for relegation but they managed to win their first match in the league by beating Aston Villa 3-2. However, Watford lost their second game of the season to Brighton quite easily and it remains to be seen whether they can do well enough to stay in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace

The team that finished the last Premier League season in the 14th place suffered many changes in the squad this summer, including a coaching change since they hired Patrick Vieira as their head coach. Crystal Palace started the new season with a loss and a draw and it seems that they will struggle to avoid relegation this season. At the very least, they will be in the relegation battle.

Top odds and stats for Watford vs Crystal Palace

You can find the best odds for Watford vs Crystal Palace right here, in our list of top odds from different UK bookies:

England EFL Cup
Watford
VS
Crystal Palace
August 24, 2021
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Watford vs Crystal Palace

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24/08/21
EFL Cup
Watford
Watford
1 - 0
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
07/08/21
ECF
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
3 - 1
Watford
Watford
07/03/20
EPL
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
1 - 0
Watford
Watford
07/12/19
EPL
Watford
Watford
0 - 0
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
16/03/19
FA Cup
Watford
Watford
2 - 1
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace

Watford

Last 5

25/09/21
EPL
Watford
Watford
1 - 1
Newcastle
Newcastle
21/09/21
EFL Cup
Watford
Watford
1 - 3
Stoke
Stoke
18/09/21
EPL
Norwich
Norwich
1 - 3
Watford
Watford
11/09/21
EPL
Watford
Watford
0 - 2
Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
29/08/21
EPL
Tottenham
Tottenham
1 - 0
Watford
Watford

Crystal Palace

Last 5

27/09/21
EPL
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
1 - 1
Brighton
Brighton
18/09/21
EPL
Liverpool
Liverpool
3 - 0
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
11/09/21
EPL
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
3 - 0
Tottenham
Tottenham
28/08/21
EPL
West Ham
West Ham
2 - 2
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
21/08/21
EPL
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
0 - 0
Brentford
Brentford

Frequent questions for Watford vs Crystal Palace

Watford vs Crystal Palace Prediction

  • Who is more likely to win the game? Crystal Palace is more likely to win the game at 29/20 odds, 
  • Where will the game be played? The game will be played at the Vicarage Road in Watford.
  • When does the match begin? The match begins at 7:45 pm BST on Tuesday, August 24th.
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