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Hornets provide opening test for Eagles
CRYSTAL Palace will start the 2012-13 campaign at home to Watford on August 18.
The Eagles then face back-to-back games on the road at Bristol City (August 21) and Middlesbrough (August 25) before returning to Selhurst to face Sheffield Wednesday on September 1 ahead of the international break.
With Charlton and Millwall both in the second tier, next season will provide four south east London derby dates for Dougie Freedman’s side.
First up is a trip to The Valley on September 15, with the return fixture taking place in SE25 on February 2.
Palace are at home to Millwall on October 20 and visit The Den on April 13.
Boxing Day will require a trip to south Wales to take on Cardiff City, with other festive games against Nottingham Forest (a) on December 29 and Wolves (h) on New Year’s Day.
The Eagles complete the Championship season on May 4 at home to Peterborough.
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