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Crystal Palace v Watford

11th January 2019, 14:30 by James Mason

Crystal Palace are aiming to move further away from the drop zone when Watford make the trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The Eagles sit 14th in the Premier League ahead of the weekend's fixtures, six points clear of the relegation places, and they head into the home clash on a two-game winning run in all competitions.

Palace beat Wolves 2-0 away from home in the league before edging past Grimsby Town in the third round of the FA Cup last time out, and Roy Hodgson's men are aiming for three straight victories for the first time since May.

Belgium international Christian Benteke has been included in the match-day squad after recovering from an injury that has kept him out since September, but defender Pape Souare is unavailable after dislocating his shoulder.

Watford are on a three-game unbeaten run ahead of their trip to Selhurst Park and a win could see them overhaul Leicester City, who are at home to Southampton, into seventh place.

The Hornets have picked up five points from their last three away matches in the league but they have not won at Palace since February 2016 when Troy Deeney scored both goals in the 2-1 triumph.

Javi Gracia has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the clash with striker Andre Gray and defender Christian Kabasele both returning to training, meaning Sebastian Prodl is the only Watford player out injured.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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