Watford v Crystal Palace

Not many would have predicted Watford making the start they have but their 100 percent winning record will be put to the test when they welcome Crystal Palace to Vicarage Road on Sunday.

Gracia making his mark

Victories over Brighton and Burnley and have seen Javi Gracia’s side make the perfect start to the Premier League season and the former Malaga and Rubin Kazan boss is beginning to have a real impact with the Hornets.

Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure signing a new deal over the summer amid reported interest from Manchester United has been a big boost, while Will Hughes and Roberto Pereyra are really beginning to impress for the Golden Boys.

What has really caught the eye in the wins over the Seagulls and the Clarets is the growing partnership between strikers Troy Deeney and Andre Gray.

Deeney, who is 7.00 to score first against the Eagles, was Man of the Match in his last outing against Burnley and the veteran is causing defences real problems alongside fellow forward Gray.

Having made the move from Burnley last year, it has taken Gray a while to settle in at Watford but, from the displays witnessed in the first two outings, this could well be the season the Hornets reap the rewards for signing the 27-year-old from the Clarets.

Eagles on the rise

Palace may well have lost their last outing against Liverpool but Roy Hodgson’s side will be able to take plenty of positives from their performance on Monday.

The south London outfit gave a robust account of themselves and some would consider them unfortunate not to have got something from the game.

Former Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha continues to look a threat, while Andros Townsend nearly scored a beautiful curling effort against the Reds, only to be denied by the crossbar.

Zaha could be another man to look out for in the first goalscorer market at 7.50, while there is a bit more value to be had with former Tottenham star Townsend getting it right this time with the first goal at 12.00.

The major concern for Hodgson will be the form of frontman Christian Benteke, who produced another frustrating performance at Selhurst Park.

Benteke looks a shadow of the forward who made his name at Aston Villa and confidence does appear to be an issue for a player who has proved he has the ability to play at this level if on top form.

Hodgson will be hoping for marked improvement, otherwise the Norwegian Alexander Sørloth could be given the nod for a starting role.

Hornets and Eagles to cancel each other out

The last two times these sides have played at Vicarage Road the game has ended up being a draw and that could well be the case when these teams meet on Sunday.

A draw is available at 3.25 and could be the way to go between two well-organised side’s that look pretty evenly matched at this early stage of the Premier League season.