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Crystal Palace vs Watford

Crystal Palace vs Watford

Our attention turns to FA Cup betting this weekend and the semi-final match between Crystal Palace and Watford that's taking place at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

With both teams looking to represent London in the actual final, Crystal Palace vs Watford will be great to bet on with plenty of bookmakers price boosts and betting offers to use.

Crystal Palace vs Watford Preview

This is the second FA Cup semi-final of the weekend with Crystal Palace vs Watford deciding who will meet the winner of Everton vs Man Utd in the final on May 21st.

Online bookmakers offer Crystal Palace as the favourites to progress, but whichever team wins, it means the final will definitely be South versus a North in the final.

These teams haven’t actually met in the FA Cup since back in 2009, when Watford bagged a 4-3 victory in the 4th round of the World famous football competition.

This season things have been a bit more balanced, with both teams securing one victory.

It's looking like it will be a pretty evenly matched game, but if Crystal Palace can win, they’ll be in with a decent chance of getting their hands on some silverware this season.

Crystal Palace vs Watford is live on BT Sport 2 at 16:00 on Sunday April 24th and is a good opportunity to claim some of the bookmakers signup offers for new account holders.

Crystal Palace's Best Odds: 6/4

If you agree with the online bookmakers and think Crystal Palace will win, Coral offers best odds on a home win at 6/4.

After a late 1-0 victory against Reading in the quarter-finals, Alan Pardew‘s men have made it through to their first FA Cup semi-final in 21 years.

Although they haven’t had a lot of success in other competitions this season, they’ve won 4 of their last 5 FA Cup matches, and will be confident of making it to the final.

Even though British Bookmakers offer them as favourites, Crystal Palace struggled in midweek against Man Utd having failed to score and losing 2-0 at Old Trafford.

There are also a few injury concerns with Gayle, Hangeland, Chamakh, McArthur and Appiah all expected to miss out, however Dann should be back in the line-up.

Watford's Best Odds: 2/1

If you’re betting on Watford defying the bookmakers and winning, Coral offers best odds on an away win at 2/1.

Quique Sánchez Flores has enjoyed a fantastic first season in charge of Watford, when they also became the first side to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup since 2013.

Online bookmakers offer Crystal Palace as favourites, and given Watford have won just 2 of their last 11 games against them, it’s no surprise they’re the underdogs.

Watford come into Sunday’s game following a 3-1 loss to West Ham in the Premier League.

Luckily there aren’t too many injury worries for Sánchez Flores, with Abdi due back in time for the game, although Holebas and Cathcart are expected to remain on the bench.

It will be a big ask for Watford to win this one, but if they do beat Crystal Palace, it could be a replay of the last FA Cup final they made it to in 1984 when they faced Everton!

Best Odds On A Draw: 23/10

Draws are fairly rare when Crystal Palace play Watford with the last being back in 2013. In saying that, this should be a tight game and a draw could be a realistic outcome!

If you think neither will do enough to win after 90 minutes, Betfred offers best odds at 23/10.

NB: Crystal Palace vs Watford odds correct at the time this match preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 10:08 24/04/2016.