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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Watford - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Vieira applauds the Crystal Palace crowd
Vieira applauds the Crystal Palace crowd / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Crystal Palace make the trip to face Watford in the Premier League on Saturday as Patrick Vieira looks to haul his side into the top half of the table.

The Eagles were held at home in midweek by Southampton in an entertaining 2-2 draw, which followed their 3-1 triumph over Everton last weekend.

Vieira will be hoping he can begin to replicate his side's home performances on the road, with a Watford side battling to stave off relegation keen to stun Palace this weekend.

Here's how the Eagles could line up.


Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Watford - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Joachim Andersen
Andersen is likely to return to the starting lineup / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Vicente Guaita (GK) - Dropped for the midweek draw with Southampton, but could return this weekend.

Joel Ward (RB) - A dependable figure in the Crystal Palace defence, rarely letting Vieira down.

Joachim Andersen (CB) - Made his return from injury off the bench in midweek and Palace have missed his quality in defence.

Marc Guehi (CB) - Should improve with the return of Andersen from the injury.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - One for the future for Palace, showing great maturity for a 22-year-old.

2. Midfielders

Will Hughes
Hughes will make his return to Vicarage Road / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Cheikhou Kouyate (CM) - Offers defensive solidity in a Palace side that likes to pour bodies forward.

Will Hughes (CM) - Back to face his former club in Watford and will be keen to prove a point.

Conor Gallagher (CM) - One of the standout players in the Premier League this season.

3. Forwards

Odsonne Edouard
Edouard in action / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Jordan Ayew (RW) - Netted his first Premier League goal in 43 games to salvage a point for Palace against Southampton.

Odsonne Edouard (ST) - Impressive display against Southampton, but he needs to find a ruthless edge to his game.

Wilfried Zaha (LW) - Palace's talisman, adding another goal to his name in midweek.

You can read 90min's preview of Watford vs Crystal Palace here.

You can read Watford's predicted lineup here.

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