West Ham could be booked for a comfy home win against a Watford side with one eye on Saturday.
West Ham v Watford (Wednesday, 19:45)
West Ham have not won in four games but draws with Leicester, Arsenal and Chelsea hardly represents a loss of form, particularly as two of those were on the road and they actually covered their handicap in three of the matches. Their unbeaten home streak has stretched to 14 games and they’ve won to nil in eight of their last 19 at home against bottom-half teams. Watford picked up a rare win at the weekend but the FA Cup run has clearly affected their league form as they’ve scored just seven times in their last 13 matches. Moreover, they’ve lost all six of their trips to the current top seven while scoring only once and with their focus heavily on their trip to Wembley this weekend this looks like a comfy home win.
Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Wednesday, 20:00)
Crystal Palace caused an upset at the weekend as they snatched a point at the Emirates and Man Utd are potentially the biggest beneficiary of that result as they look to chase down Arsenal and Man City for a spot in the top four. United have won five of their last seven games and five in a row at home, while its 15 wins from 19 here against bottom-half teams under Louis van Gaal. Palace, meanwhile, have won just one of their last 17 games and haven’t beaten United in the league for 25 years. Six of United’s last seven wins have come to nil (five have been 1-0 scores) and we expect that to be the case again.