CRY vs WAT Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Watford vs Crystal Palace Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Watford and Crystal Palace turn their attention towards FA Cup as they meet at the quarterfinals stage at Vicarage Road, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, on Saturday evening (IST).
What competition it is? FA Cup, Quarterfinals
Teams: Watford and Crystal Palace
Kick Off: Saturday 09 March
Match Timing: 05:45 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Vicarage Road (21,577)
Selling your best player in the transfer is never a good idea especially when the club fails to bring in an out and out player to replace him. Watford did just that when they cashed in for Richarlison, selling him to Everton in a whopping £50m deal in the summer of 2018.
The move was understandable for both parties as Richarlison was coming from a stellar season with Watford, while Everton were in need of a world-class playmaker. And considering the form can have a very big impact on a player’s transfer value, perhaps the timing was right as well.
However, Watford’s reluctance to spend the money on the new arrivals portended a very difficult season for manager Javi Garcia. A mid-table finish and a scuffle with the teams fighting for their top-flight status was the predicted scenario for them. But nothing like that happened.
The Hornets started the season with a bang, winning the first four games of the season, including a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur. And all the lingering doubts about their potential were nipped in their bud.
As things stand, Watford sit 8th with 43 points in the Premier League, just one point adrift of 7th placed Wolves. This is a phenomenal return and without a shadow of any doubt, they have exceeded the expectations by some stretch.
This could be the highest the Hornets could fly in the Premier League this season, but FA Cup gives an opportunity to put the cherry over their achievement. It’s a knockout competition, and we all know what can happen in a one-off game. On their day, Watford have the capability to strike a hammer blow to any opponent.
Watford may have done wonders but the same can’t be said about their opponents Crystal Palace. In fact, underperforming would be an understatement for the kind of situation this club finds itself in at the moment.
Be it the wings, the center of the field or advance positions, the Eagles boast quality everywhere in their ranks. The likes of Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha, Luka Milivojević, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Patrick van Aanholt are too good a talent to flirt with the relegation. But the fact is they are, and that’s a worrying sign for the club and in particular for manager Roy Hodgson.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Watford – W W W W L W
Crystal Palace – D W W L W L
CRY vs WAT Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Watford vs Crystal Palace Team News:
Injured – Miguel Britos is the only player out injured for Watford. Other than him, Javi Garcia has a clean bill of health.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Javi Garcia made some telling changes for the away game against Manchester City, indicating his preferences for this match. The likes of Troy Deeney, Gerard Deulofeu, Roberto Pereyra and Will Hughes all were left out. You can expect the big guns to return for this match.
Also, Heurelho Gomes has been preferred in the FA Cup, and it could be the case here as well.
Key Players – Deeney, Deulofeu, Pereyra
Injured – For the visitors, Mamadou Sakho and Pape Souare have been ruled out due to injuries.
Suspended – Also, Ismael Traore is carrying a knock and he will be assessed ahead of the match.
Questionable – None.
Note: Wayne Hennessey. is expected to start between the posts, while Martin Kelly is pushing for a start at the back.
Key Players – Zaha, Townsend
CRY vs WAT Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Watford– Heurelho Gomes (GK), Masina, Kabasele, Britos, Janmaat, Isaac, Cleverley / Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure, Femenia/Deulofeu, Andre Gray/Deeney
Crystal Palace– Wayne Hennessey (GK), van Aanholt, Scott Dann, Martin Kelly, Jamie Ward / Wan Bissaka, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Max Meyer, Jordan Ayew / Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend, Batshuayi
CRY vs WAT Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Watford are at home and we back to win this match.
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