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December 21 2014 6.10am

Watford v Palace

Vicarage Road, Saturday 3.00pm

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Crystal Palace midfielder Nick Carle is suspended for this match after his red card against Birmingham City in midweek.

The Eagles have seen their squad hit by a string of hamstring injuries. Winger Victor Moses, defender Claude Davis, midfielder Shaun Derry and winger Paul Ifill are all sidelined with the problem.

Watford keeper Mart Poom sits the match out with a shoulder problem, while Gareth Williams has a knee injury.

Quotes

Neil Warnock

"They are flying at the minute and are probably the bookies favourite for the match. We have to compete with them and have to play better than we did last month. We deserved to lose that game."

Brendan Rodgers

"We have got Crystal Palace in our next home game where we have been brilliant at home with the supporters and then Plymouth in the week.

"So in the next couple of weeks we have great possibilities and from being in the bottom three we could be flying upwards and that was always the aim.

"The crowd [at Vicarage Road] have responded fantastically well, the staff have been great so the project between now and the end of the season is to keep moving up."


Watford - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
18th 32 10 6 16 36

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Watford - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
6 3 0 3 8 9

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
24/01/2009 FA Cup Watford 4 - 3 Crystal Palace loss
09/08/2008 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Watford draw
19/04/2008 League Watford 0 - 2 Crystal Palace win
05/01/2008 FA Cup Watford 2 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
29/10/2007 League Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Watford loss

All time results


One to watch

Jobi McAnuff

Watford's top scorer

Tommy Smith - 13 goals

Watford's bad boy

Tamas Priskin - 5 1

Palace old boys

Jobi McAnuff

The former Eagles winger was instrumental in Watford's FA Cup victory over Palace last month and will be keen to impress against his old side again.

Ref watch

G K Hegley

Last meeting

Watford 0-1 Palace

Monday May 27 2013

Watford: Almunia, Doyley, Pudil, Ekstrand, Cassetti, Chalobah (Battocchio, 74), Anya (Forestieri, 86), Abdi, Hogg, Deeney, Vydra (Geijo, 46)

Subs not used: Yeates, Hall, Bond, Briggs

Bookings: Cassetti, Ekstrand, Abdi

Palace: Speroni, Gabbidon, Moxey, Ward, Delaney, Williams (Phillips, 65), Garvan (Moritz, 84), Dikgacoi (O'Keefe, 17), Jedinak, Wilbraham, Zaha

Subs not used: P Ramage, Y Bolasie, L Price, A Richards

Goals: Phillips (pen 105)

Bookings: Ward, Moxey, Jedinak, O'Keefe

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