Crystal Palace v Watford preview

Team news for the Championship game between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 08/11/10 at 16:58

Davids: Will not be facing Watford

Davids: Will not be facing Watford

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

George Burley will be without the experience of Edgar Davids for the first time when Crystal Palace host Watford.

The 37-year-old former Barcelona and Inter Milan midfielder left the club by mutual consent on Monday.

Sean Scannell and Lee Hills remain sidelined with knee injuries and on-loan defender Anthony Gardner remains a doubt due to the groin problem that has kept him out of the last two games.

Claude Davis has served his four-match ban for being sent-off in the 1-0 defeat at Millwall and could go straight back into the starting line-up following three successive defeats.

Teenager Wilfried Zaha will be pushing for a starting berth after signing a new four-and-a-half year contract with the club this week but Burley is likely to continue with Pablo Counago and James Vaughan up front.

Watford manager Malky Mackay has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to Crystal Palace.

Mackay saw his side held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest on Saturday and may make changes as he looks for a first win in four.

Young winger Michael Bryan is set to be rested with another teenager - Matthew Whichelow - given a chance to impress while Marvin Sordell could be recalled.

Sordell was on the bench against Forest but has scored seven times this season and could start in place of Troy Deeney.

Full-back Lee Hodson has recovered from a back injury and was among the substitutes at the weekend but Scottish winger Don Cowie is still unavailable due to a knee injury.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:15
Watford v Bournemth
15:00
Brighton v Blackpool
Derby v Cardiff
Fulham v Blackburn
Leeds v Huddersfld
M'boro v Brentford
Millwall v N Forest
Norwich v Birmingham
Rotherham v Charlton
Sheff Wed v Reading

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 7 10 17
2 Norwich 7 10 16
3 Watford 7 7 15
4 Wolves 7 4 14
5 Charlton 7 3 13
6 Reading 7 1 13
7 Derby 7 5 12
8 Sheff Wed 7 3 12
9 M'boro 7 2 12
10 Ipswich 7 3 11
11 Brentford 7 0 11
12 Millwall 7 0 10
13 Blackburn 7 -1 10
14 Leeds 7 -3 10
15 Bournemth 7 1 8
16 Wigan 7 1 8
17 Cardiff 7 -1 8
18 Brighton 7 -2 7
19 Rotherham 7 -4 7
20 Birmingham 7 -7 6
21 Bolton 7 -5 5
22 Huddersfld 7 -8 5
23 Blackpool 7 -7 1
24 Fulham 7 -12 1

Updated Fri, 19 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wary over a lack of European football

Louis Van Gaal believes a lack of Champions League football this season could damage Manchester United’s title hopes.

Premier League: Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini not concerned by Yaya Toure's form

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no concerns over the form or commitment of midfielder Yaya Toure.

Transfer news: Chelsea's Jose Mourinho plays down Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talk

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has played down speculation about signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mail Box

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

No, Wenger IS To Blame For Failure...

The backlash to the backlash to the backlash sees Arsene Wenger getting a good kicking while we also have mails on Chelsea, Newcastle, Everton and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property