Premier League In Focus – West Ham vs Watford Preview

When? Saturday 10th February, 15:00 (UK)

Where? London Stadium

What channel is it on? West Ham vs Watford will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

West Ham - http://www.eticketing.co.uk/whufc

Watford - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/watfordfc/

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: West Ham W1, Watford W3, D1
Premier League meetings: West Ham W3, Watford W4, D2
All-time meetings: West Ham W41, Watford W20, D13

WEST HAM

Predicted line-up: Adrian; Collins, Ogbonna, Rice; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Joao Mario, Cresswell; Hernandez, Antonio

Unavailable: Fernandes (Injured), Carroll (Injured), Masuaku (Suspended), Arnautovic (Injured), Lanzini (Injured), Obiang (Injured)

Doubtful:

WATFORD

Predicted line-up: Karnezis; Janmaat, Mariappa, Prodl, Holebas, Zeegelaar; Deulofeu, Doucoure, Capoue, Richarlison; Deeney

Unavailable: Hoban (Injured), Chalobah (Injured), Kiko Femenia (Injured), Britos (Injured), Hughes (Injured), Cathcart (Injured)

Doubtful: Wague (Injured), Gomes (Injured), Kaboul (Injured), Kabasele (Injured), Cleverley (Injured)

PREDICTION
West Ham were soundly beaten by Brighton last weekend and after picking up just one point from the last six available the Hammers are looking over their shoulders once again then in the battle to beat the drop. This Saturday they play host to a Watford side who are unbeaten under new boss Javi Gracia and will come into this game full of momentum after their incredibly impressive win over Chelsea at the start of the week. With 12th playing host to 11th, there is little to split the two sides and that may well be reflected come full-time.

MEMORABLE MEETING
It is fair to say that West Ham struggled to settle into their new stadium after moving from Upton Park for the start of the 2016-17 season, a statement that perhaps rings true even to this day. Proof that they failed to adapt to their new surroundings was no less evident than in back in September 2015 when Walter Mazzarri's Watford side made the short trip to East London and came away with all three points thanks to a 4-2 win. What made the result all the more impressive was the fact that the Hornets came from 2-0 down after an early Michail Antonio brace looked like putting the Hammers well on their way to victory.