Watford vs Crystal Palace – Confirmed lineups – Star striker makes the bench for Palace while Erdal Rakip is dropped

Watford FC will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Crystal Palace today.

The clash takes place at Vicarage Road while kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 (GMT).

Crystal Palace meanwhile know a victory today will all but secure their Premier League status next season.

Roy Hodgson’s side recorded vital 3-2 win over Brighton last week. Palace sit six points above the relegation zone.

Watford are in much need of a victory after failing to register a win since the start of March.

Sweden U21 international of Turkish decent Erdal Rakip has not been inclided in Roy Hodgson’s match day squad.

The youngster is yet to make a senior appearance for Palace since joining from Benfica on loan in January.

Wilfried Zaha starts for the Eagles today while Christian Benteke is on the bench.

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Watford vs Crystal Palace – Confirmed lineups

Watford Confirmed lineup: Karnezis (GK); Mariappa, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas; Hughes, Capoue, Doucouré, Pereyra; Deeney (C), Okaka.
Subs: Gomes (GK), Britos, Femenía, Janmaat, Richarlison, Sinclair, Gray.

Crystal Palace Confirmed lineup: Hennessey; Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic; Loftus-Cheek, Zaha, Townsend