Crystal Palace v Watford

Alan Pardew will be looking to his refreshed strike force to end the club’s dreadful run of form when the welcome Watford to Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The Eagles are without a win in eight Premier League league matches, thanks mostly to their struggles up front having only scored three goals in those fixtures.

Pardew has been impressed with new signing Emmanuel Adebayor since the Togo international arrived on a free transfer last month and is hoping he can provide the impetus to get Palace’s frontline firing once again.

The hosts also welcome back strikers Dwight Gayle, who has been unavailable due to injury since early December, and Conner Wickham, who is back in contention after serving a three-match ban.

However, winger Yannick Bolasie and midfielder Bakary Sako will not be fit in time for this weekend’s match, but are likely to be available for the FA Cup clash with Tottenham later this month.

Watford themselves have not been in the best form of late, claiming just one win in their last eight games, which has seen them drop down to 10th in the table and they could find themselves in the bottom half with if they are unable to win on Saturday.

The Hornets have a fully-fit squad to choose from with defender Miguel Britos fit again after recovering from a thigh injury.

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