Whenever the Hornets and the Eagles clash, there is always something on the line. Whether it’s promotion to the Premier League, vital points in order to remain in the top tier, or simply some local bragging rights, there’s always something at stake.
Watford vs Crystal Palace
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Watford, a team in a deep slide, host the resurgent Crystal Palace, as Roy Hodgson’s squad head into the encounter having won seven points over their last four games as they look to remain clear of the relegation zone.
The Eagles took on The Seagulls in a match that, despite the clubs not even sharing the same city, was locally and mutually considered a derby.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
Venue: Selhurst Park
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Liverpool’s trip to Selhurst Park is marred with injuries on both sides, but it’s a race for the top four for Liverpool and a race against the clock for Crystal Palace in their bid to beat the drop and stave off relegation from the Premier League.
The foot of the Premier League table remains so tight that 14th placed Crystal Palace against Newcastle in 15th going into the game, could have been dubbed a six pointer.
West Ham United vs Crystal Palace
Venue: London Stadium
The London Stadium hosts a London derby this Tuesday night between West Ham United and Crystal Palace.
The main talking point this Premier League season has been regarding the considerable gap Manchester City have generated at the top of the Premier League, currently with a 12-point gap at the top, this is six more points than the gap sitting between Watford in 10th and Swansea in 20th.
When Frank De Boer took charge of Palace, most of us expected a complete turnaround in the way Palace played. Selhurst Park is, by no means, an easy place to visit and come away unscathed, but the arrival of the former Ajax coach was to spurn a complete change.