Watford will be hoping that Saturday’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa was a sign of things to come.
Indeed, the Hornets ended a run of 12 matches without victory in all competitions as Emmanuel Dennis scored the only goal at Villa Park.
It was also the first time that Roy Hodgson has tasted success since replacing Claudio Ranieri in the Vicarage Road dugout.
Although, Watford have conceded in each of their last 17 Premier League matches on home soil – and are aiming to avoid becoming the first side in the history of the competition to go 18 on the bounce.
Ex-England boss Hodgson welcomes another of his former employers, whose fortunes he oversaw from 2017 to 2021.
Patrick Vieira’s side have only won once away from home all season, while failing to do so in their last seven attempts and drawing each of the most recent three.
The Eagles are also without a win in four Premier League visits to Vicarage Road.
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Watford vs Crystal Palace: Match Stats
The statistics demonstrate that Wilfried Zaha enjoys playing against promoted sides in the Premier League.
Indeed, the forward has been directly involved in 13 goals in his last 16 such away games; scoring eight and assisting five.
We are likely to see cards in this game. No side has committed more fouls than Watford (313) in the Premier League this season, while Emmanuel Dennis (46) has recorded the most by a single player.
August 24, 2021: Watford 1-0 Crystal Palace – EFL Cup
March 7, 2020: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford – Premier League
December 7, 2019: Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League
March 16, 2019: Watford 2-1 Crystal Palace – FA Cup
January 12, 2019: Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford – Premier League
Watford have won four of their last six meetings with Palace across all competitions, losing just once during that span.