Palace have won just once in the league since Christmas and Pardew knows the cup run has been a distraction.
And Pardew pointed out tat holding their position in the league is worth more than winning the FA Cup.
He added: “Financially, which people forget, one position in the league is probably worth more than what we are going to get from the FA Cup.
“I know which myself, the chairman and the directors would rather have and for this particular weekend it’s a win, job done. Then we can focus on the Cup.”