Our football match prediction:
Watford and Crystal Palace square off against each other at Vicarage Road Stadium on Boxing Day. The Hornets suffered back-to-back losses to the likes of Manchester City and Sunderland in previous two away matches, but, on the other hand, Walter Mazzarri’s men are after their fifth home win of the season. Watford defeated Everton in their last home game, with Okaka scoring a brace for the team, but he has been out of contention through injury ever since. In his absence, Troy Deeney should lead the attack for the hosts and seeing that Watford are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that they will find the net in Monday’s football game. Crystal Palace failed to make life difficult for Chelsea in the London derby, but they scored nine goals in previous three away fixtures in the league, meaning that fans should see goals galore at Vicarage Road Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Costel Pantilimon):
Born in Bacau on 1st February 1987, Costel Fane Pantilimon became famous as the tallest Premier League footballer at six foot, eight inches. The towering shot-stopper made a name for himself at Politehnica Timisoara, where he spent ten years, albeit only making 93 league outings. In 2011, he signed for Manchester City to act as an understudy to England number one Joe Hart, but eventually grew frustrated by the lack of first team football after featuring in just seven Premier League fixtures during the four years at Etihad Stadium. Pantilimon was able to kick-start his career at Sunderland, becoming their first choice goalkeeper, but he ultimately lost his place in the side and decided to join Watford in the summer of 2015. The Hornets keeper has been a member of the Romania national team since 2008 and he amassed over 20 appearances for Tricolorii despite never quite being able to establish himself as an undisputed starter.
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.