Crystal Palace v Watford
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After a disastrous run which saw Palace plummet from the verge of European qualification to the brink of a relegation fight, the Eagles finally found a little form at the crucial time.
A win over Norwich, followed by draws with Everton and Arsenal was probably enough to have ensured their safety. Palace lost to Manchester United in midweek, in a game in which they looked to have one eye on Sunday's FA Cup semi-final.
While the league form of Alan Pardew's side may have collapsed, they've remained bafflingly consistent in the cup, knocking out top flight sides such as Southampton, Stoke and Tottenham en-route to Wembley.
Pardew was missing a number of key players for the trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday, but is expected to welcome back Yannick Bolasie, Scott Dann, Joe Ledley and Joe Ward for the clash with Watford.
Like their opponents, Watford's form has declined as the season has gone on. The Hornets beat West Brom last weekend to end a run of six games without a win, only to crash back down to earth with a 3-1 defeat to West Ham in midweek.
Watford have also dispensed of some Premier League sides on their way to Wembley, beating Newcastle in the third-round and Arsenal in the quarter-finals, with victories over famous old Championship outfits Nottingham Forest and Leeds, sandwiched in-between.
The early season success of Quique Flores' side was built on the goalscoring exploits of strike duo Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo, only for teams to seemingly work out how to contain them. The pairing have only scored two goals between them in Watford's last ten games.
Flores does at least have a near full compliment of players to choose from. Only long-term casualties Joel Ekstrand and Tommy Hoban are unavailable to him.
Crystal Palace are the favourites to win in normal time at 2.546/4, with the draw at 3.3512/5 and Watford at 3.1511/5.
With both sides having been in such rotten form it's difficult to make a convincing case for either side winning. Until lately you might have said that the combination of Deeney and Ighalo gave Watford more firepower, but though Palace have lacked a regular scorer this season they've actually hit more goals overall.
Pardew's side are dangerous at set-pieces and that could be enough to see them edge what is likely to be a tight, nervy affair. Palace are 1.865/6 in the To Qualify market.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
Under 2.5 goals is unsurprisingly the favourite at 1.75/7, with overs at 2.3211/8. Watford have only scored more than one goal once in their last ten games, while only one of Palace's last seven outings have produced three goals or more.
Though likely, the price on unders is not particularly generous and better value can be found elsewhere. Under 1.5 goals at 3.02/1 is a possibility, with Palace having not conceded in their last three FA Cup ties. They are 2.962/1 to keep another clean sheet, but I fancy the 0-0 half-time score at 2.68/5.
Back Crystal Palace to qualify at 1.865/6
Back the 0-0 half-time score at 2.68/5