Palace are looking to put distance between themselves and the play-off chasing pack with victory over Watford in tonight's match at Selhurst Park.
The Eagles have no new injury concerns ahead of the game, and Dowie could include Jon Macken on the bench as the striker has now recovered from the latest in a string of injuries.
Watford have few injury problems to speak of either, though they are likely to be missing Hameur Bouazza and Dominic Blizzard.
Probable Palace XI:
Leigertwood Hall Ward Boyce
McAnuff Hughes Watson Reich