Watford v Crystal Palace: match preview

Watford host a repeat of the 2016 semis where Crystal Palace marched on to lose in the final where we were blessed with that Alan Pardew dance. So can Watford make amends? Javi Gracia certainly wants to as his resting of key players against Manchester City last week showed. Gracia’s side have been superior in the Premier League – Watford the winners 2-1 home and away this season – but Palace have been much improved since Michy Batshuayi joined up on loan. Roy Hodgson has never made an FA Cup semi-final so would surely love a trip to Wembley. Graham Searles

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