Watford v Crystal Palace team news & stats

Date published: Friday 25th September 2015 4:25

Crystal Palace: Boast a strong recent record against Watford

Watford have won only one of their last nine games against Crystal Palace going into Sunday’s Premier League encounter at Vicarage Road.

Team news

Watford are without the suspended Valon Behrami and injured Joel Ekstrand but otherwise have a full squad to choose from.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have concerns over the fitness of Scott Dann and Damien Delaney but have Joe Ledley available again after he played in midweek. Connor Wickham is still working his way towards match fitness.

Kick-off at Vicarage Road on Sunday is at 4pm.

Opta stats

  • Watford have only managed one win (including 2013 Championship play-off final) against Crystal Palace in their last nine league matches (W1 D2 L6).
  • Palace have won 15 points in their last seven Premier League away games (W5 L2), two more than they have won in their last 12 PL home games (13 points).
  • Going into the weekend, only Arsenal (8) have won as many away games as Crystal Palace (8) since Alan Pardew was named Eagles’ manager.
  • However, the Eagles have won only four of their 23 Premier League games in the month of September (W4 D7 L12).
  • Watford have won just one of their eight Premier League matches played on a Sunday (W1 D2 L5) but are unbeaten in their last three.
  • The Hornets are looking to win three successive top-flight games for the first time since April 1987.
  • Odion Ighalo has scored 20 goals in 24 league appearances in 2015; more than any other player in the top four tiers of English football.
  • Troy Deeney has been directly involved in 33 goals (21 goals, 12 assists) in 48 league appearances for Watford since the start of last season.
  • Yohan Cabaye has made a league-high 29 interceptions in the opening six matchdays of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
  • Crystal Palace have conceded three goals from opposition subs in the Premier League this season so far, the same number they shipped in the whole of the 2014/15 campaign.


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