Premier League

Crystal Palace vs Watford: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Crystal Palace could relegate Watford this weekend
Crystal Palace could relegate Watford this weekend / Eddie Keogh/GettyImages

Watford will be relegated from the Premier League if they fail to beat Crystal Palace this weekend as they make the short trip from Hertfordshire to south London.

But even if the Hornets do pick up maximum points, their fate still isn't in their own hands and the trapdoor to the Championship will open regardless if Leeds take anything off Arsenal.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are in much better shape and could yet achieve a top half Premier League finish for the first time since 2014/15 if they finish the season well. 11th now, the Eagles have never finished in a single digit top flight position (ninth or higher).

This is everything you need to know about this one.

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Watford on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 7 May, 15:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Selhurst Park
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, BT Sport Score, BBC Final Score (UK)*, Peacock Premium (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day
Referee? Graham Scott
VAR? Kevin Friend

*studio updates only

Crystal Palace team news

Nathan Ferguson is the only confirmed absentee for the Eagles, although there could still be changes to the side that won against Southampton last time.

Wilfried Zaha could start after netting the winner off the bench, potentially replacing Eberechi Eze in the lineup despite his first goal of the season.

Watford team news

Tom Cleverley and Craig Cathcart both missed the Burnley defeat but have returned to training this week. Sadly for Watford fans, Cucho Hernandez isn't ready to return, despite starting to do ball work at the training ground is his ongoing recovery from a hamstring problem.

Crystal Palace vs Watford score prediction

Watford know they should have beaten Burnley last weekend, having been the dominant side for most of the game but failing to take their chances and succumbing to a late comeback.

That result has all but pushed them back into the Championship next season, even if this is the game that could mathematically confirm it. They can either come out fighting with everything they've got or meekly accept their fate.

Palace will see no reason why can't win this game comfortably. Patrick Vieira's side have enjoyed some good results this season, including in recent weeks, and beat Watford 4-1 not long ago.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 3-1 Watford

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