Watch Live: Watford vs. Crystal Palace (Lineups, Stream)
Watford host Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on Monday (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSporrs.com) to kick off the Boxing Day festivities.
Sam Allardyce will take charge of his first game at Crystal Palace after he replaced the fired Alan Pardew, while Walter Mazzarri looks to bounce back from two-straight defeats for the Hornets.
In team news Watford’s captain Troy Deeney starts on the bench, while Allardyc’s first Palace said is very similar to the XI Pardew was putting out as Mathieu Flamini comes back into the starting lineup.
Watford: Gomes; Kaboul, Prödl, Britos, Holebas; Capoue, Behrami, Guedioura; Amrabat, Ighalo, Janmaat. Subs: Pantilimon, Deeney, Cathcart, Doucouré, Zúñiga, Sinclair, Kabasele
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly; Flamini, Cabaye; Townsend, Puncheon, Zaha; Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Mutch, Husin, Lee, Wan-Bissaka, Campbell.