Premier League 2019-20 – Watford vs West Ham Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Watford vs West Ham kick off? Saturday 24th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where is Watford vs West Ham being played? Vicarage Road Stadium

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

Where can I stream Watford vs West Ham in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Watford vs West Ham?

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

West Ham - https://www.whufc.com/tickets/match-tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Watford W3, West Ham W2, D1
All-time meetings: Watford W21, West Ham W43, D13

THE TEAM NEWS

WATFORD

  • Watford come into their third match as the only team without a point and without a goal so far which they will look to remedy here.
  • There were positives to take despite losing narrowly at Goodison last week but Javi Gracia may consider changing things around in attack.
  • Welbeck came off the bench for his Watford debut last week while Gray also came off the bench and it would be no surprise if either started.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Foster; Kiko Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Hughes, Cleverley, Capoue, Sarr; Gray, Deulofeu

Unavailable: Penaranda (Injured), Deeney (Injured)

Doubtful: Dele-Bashiru (Injured), Doucoure (Injured), Pereyra (Injured)

WEST HAM

  • West Ham have yet to really settle into the season but they did manage to pick up a draw at Brighton last week to kick-start their season.
  • Manuel Pellegrini has not been helped by various injuries with Felipe Anderson and Haller both missing out last week through injury.
  • Hernandez came into the side and scored so he should keep his place and Pellegrini may name the same eleven to try and build continuity.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Wilshere, Rice; Snodgrass, Lanzini, Pablo Fornals; Hernandez

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Felipe Anderson (Injured), Haller (Injured), Noble (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Watford's poor end to last season looks to have carried over into this one as they have now lost their last five league games. They did look better last week despite defeat and they face a West Ham side who are struggling to get going themselves, which presents the hosts with a golden chance to win.

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