Watford V Crystal Palace Match Preview.

08/02/2013 16:30

Watford play Crystal Palace this evening at Vicarage Road in a game that is being televised on Sky Sports. The match see's 4th play 5th in the championship. During the game at Selhurst Park on the first day of the Championship season, Watford came back from 2-1 down with two minutes remaining to win 3-2 thanks to late goals from Almen Abdi and Matej Vydra. Martin Taylor (Now at Sheffield Wednesday) scored Watford's first which would be his last goal for the Hornets after moving to Sheffield Wednesday on transfer deadline day. Ian Holloway brings a good sqaud to Vicarage Road. Glenn Murray is the clubs top scorer with 24 goals and young winger Wilfred Zaha will be a danger throughout on the wings. If Watford win the game this evening, they will move up to 2nd in the Championship table. They will stay their if results go their way on Saturday.

Team News.

For Watford, they will check on the fitness of defenders Joel Ekstrand who limped off during the 2-1 win against Bolton. Nyron Nosworthy has been ruled out by Zola as he only played for Jamaica yesterday. Tommie Hoban looks set to step in. Matej Vydra is fit to play but could be left on the bench by Zola.

Crystal Palace Captain Mile Jedinak has a broken nose and cheekbone. Kagisho Dikgacoi is back from the Africa Cup of nations. Andre Moritz will have a late fitness test.

Predicted Team Lineups

Watford - Almunia (GK)(C), Doyley, Hall, Hoban, Cassetti, Chalobah, Battochio, Abdi, Pudil, Deeney, Forestieri.

Crystal Palace - Sperioni (GK), Moxey, Delaney, Ramage, Ricahrds, Butterfield, Marow, O'keefe, Bolasie, Zaha, Murray.

Referee - Micahel Naylor.