Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs Watford Preview

When? Saturday 25th November, 15:00 (UK)

Where? St. James Park

What channel is it on? Newcastle vs Watford will not be televised live

Are tickets still available?

Newcastle - https://tickets.nufc.co.uk/

Watford – SOLD OUT

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Newcastle W2, Watford W3
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Newcastle W2, Watford W2, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Newcastle W15, Watford W12, D13

Watford have won the last three meetings between the two clubs across all competitions.

Newcastle have lost their last three Premier League matches, with their defeat to Manchester United last weekend the heaviest defeat of their season. It was also Rafael Benitez's heaviest defeat as a Premier League manager since March 2008, when his Liverpool side lost 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Newcastle have the fourth lowest pass completion rate in the Premier League this season at 73.7%.

Newcastle, along with Southampton and Bournemouth, have conceded the least goals of all the teams in the bottom half of the Premier League – 14.

Newcastle have scored 11 Premier League goals this season with no fewer than nine different players getting on the scoresheet.

Newcastle require an average of 14.3 shots on goal before breaching the opposition’s net - they are the fourth least efficient team in the Premier League this season.

Richarlison has been directly involved in seven Premier League goals this season (five goals, two assists). His goal against West Ham last weekend was the first goal he has scored at Vicarage Road in his Watford career.

Andre Gray has provided assists in the last two Premier League games for Watford, as many as in his previous 40 appearances.

Will Hughes’ first ever shot in the Premier League led to a goal last weekend when he opened the scoring against West Ham.

Watford have conceded the most Premier League goals of all the teams in the top half of the table – 21.

Watford’s win over West Ham saw them keep a first clean sheet in eight matches.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time Newcastle beat Watford in the Premier League was all the way back in December 2006. It would be a 2-1 win that afternoon with Obafemi Martins being the hero thanks to his brace of goals.