Premier League In Focus – Watford vs Stoke Preview

When? Saturday 28th October, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Vicarage Road

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

Are tickets still available?

Watford -

Stoke – Sold out

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Watford W1, Stoke W3, D1
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Watford W1, Stoke W3
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Watford W14, Stoke W14, D6

Watford have conceded the most goals of all the teams in the top half of the Premier League, with 17 goals against from the first nine matches.

The Hornets also share the record of having the worst goal difference in the top half of the table.

After a run of three successive clean sheets, they have conceded 14 goals in their last five league matches.

Of the 15 goals they have scored in the Premier League this season, 67% of them have come from open play.

Watford's Abdoulaye Doucouré has scored with all four of his shots on target in the Premier League this season.

Richarlison has been responsible in more goals than any other Watford player in the Premier League this season (three goals, two assists).

Stoke have the best disciplinary record in the Premier League at present with just eight bookings to their name.

They have however conceded the most Premier League goals this season, with 20 goals against in their first nine matches - an average of 2.2 goals against per game.

Darren Fletcher made his 100th consecutive Premier League appearance last weekend - the longest current run in the competition.

Mame Biram Diouf has bagged three goals in eight games this season, two more than his total of one from 27 top flight games last season.

Stoke have the second lowest average possession in the Premier League this season, with just 42.7%.

Watford’s only ever Premier League win over Stoke came back in October 2015 when the two sides met at what was then the Britannia Stadium. Goals from Troy Deeney and Almen Abdi meant that Quique Sanchez Flores’ men would return to Vicarage Road with all three points.