Watford v Crystal Palace

by Timothy Masters

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Watford take on Palace on Monday 26th December, 2016, with kickoff at 12:30. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.

There isn’t a lot of glitz and glimmer around this match, and it’s fair to say the appointment of Sam Allardyce at Crystal Palace hasn’t added to that, but it is interesting. For all his protests Allardyce is a fundamentally limited tactician who specialises in low-risk football, and against the tactical pragmatism of Walter Mazzarri he might find his first game back in this league a challenge.

Palace didn’t sack Alan Pardew because he was winning too many games, quite the opposite in fact, so this and all the remaining matches this terms really matter for the Eagles.

Watford v Palace is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.