Preview: Crystal Palace v Watford

Crystal Palace and Watford lock horns in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, with both teams seeking only their second appearance in the final.

The Eagles were runners-up to Manchester United in 1990, while the Hornets lost to Everton six years earlier in the final of the famous cup competition.

Palace saw off Premier League rivals Southampton, Stoke and Tottenham in the early rounds, before booking their place in the last-four by beating Championship outfit Reading last month.

However, their league form has been woeful in 2016 after managing just one win in 16 outings since the turn of the year, with Alan Pardew's side coming into the cup-tie on the back of a three-match winless run, having lost 2-0 to UNited in midweek.

Watford's biggest scalp on their way to the semi's saw them overcome holders Arsenal 2-1 in the last-eight, while they also beat Newcastle, Nottingham Forest and Leeds.

But they too have struggled in the top flight in the new year, with Quique Flores' men recording just three wins in their last 16 league games and suffered a 3-1 defeat at West Ham most recently.

In team news, the hosts have no new injuries or suspensions to contend with as Marouane Chamakh, Brede Hangeland and Paddy McCarthy remain on the sidelines.

But James McArthur could get some game-time again after making his long-awaited comeback as a substitute against the Red Devils a few days ago.

Visiting boss Flores must do without Nordin Amrabat, who is suspended following his red card against the Hammers.

He is likely to make a number of changes with Allan Nyom, Ben Watson, Etienne Capoue, Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney all set to feature this weekend after being rested in midweek.

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