2020-21 Championship – Stoke vs Watford Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Stoke vs Watford kick off? Friday 22nd January, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Stoke vs Watford being played? Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent

Where can I get tickets for Stoke vs Watford? Check official club websites for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Stoke vs Watford on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Stoke vs Watford in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

STOKE

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Bursik; Collins, Souttar, Chester; Norrington-Davies; Allen, Obi-Mikel, Thompson; Brown, Fletcher, Powell

Unavailable: Campbell (Injured), Fox (Injured), Gregory (Injured), Gunn (Injured)

Questionable:

WATFORD

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Bachmann; Kiko Femenia, Troost-Ekong, Sierralta, Masinal; Sarr, Cleverley, Hughes, Sema; Gray, Deeney

Unavailable: Dele-Bashiru (Injured), Kabasele (Injured), Quina (Injured), Success (Injured)

Questionable: Foster (Injured), Perica (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Unusually, Stoke were involved in a high scoring thriller last time out as they drew 3-3 away at Rotherham. They return home here to host Watford, who are starting to come into form under new boss Xisco Munoz after picking up six points over the course of the week without conceding a goal. The Hornets boast a frontline that is difficult to contain at this level and Stoke cannot afford any slip ups vs the likes of Troy Deeney and Ismaila Sarr. However, with Chester back in the side after suspension the Potters should prove much tougher to break down than they were in midweek and are more than capable of causing a surprise here with the likes of Nick Powell in good form from an attacking perspective. With that in mind, consider the hosts double chance in this one.

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