Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Vicarage Road Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Watford and Crystal Palace, the two Premier League teams who take on each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Watford have defeated the likes of Woking, Newcastle and QPR on their way to the quarter-finals and it has to be noted that they managed to keep a clean sheet in each of previous three games in the process. The Eagles, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a shocking 2-1 home loss to Brighton in the Premier League and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the Vicarage Road Stadium clash. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they are going to play out a draw this Saturday. You should bear in mind, though, that Watford emerged triumphant in previous two meetings between the two sides in the Premier League.
Highlighted Player (Abdoulaye Doucouré):
French international midfielder Abdoulaye Doucour is a bundle of raw energy and a player who was voted Watford’s Player of the Season during the 2017/18 campaign. A deep-lying midfielder who takes part in play build-up from behind is a defensive asset who took time to blossom and announce himself at the international stage. He first burst to prominence at Ligue 1 side Rennes in 2012 after a year with the club’s B side and went on to play 75 league matches and score 12 goals.
Watford bought Doucoure in 2016 but sent him on loan to Granada, where he took part in 15 league matches. Determined to prove his worth in the Premier League, the Frenchman of Mali descent wasted no time in grabbing a starting spot under both Marco Silva and Javi Garcia, respectively, upon his return from Spain.
The total of 38 matches played along with 8 goals scored made Doucoure one of the most sought-after assets in the summer of 2018 but the player remained at Vicarage Road despite reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.
The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.