Watford vs West Ham
Premier League 2019-20

Venue: Vicarage Road

Kick-off time: 3pm BST, today

Watford and West Ham are both in need of a result as the two struggling sides meet at Vicarage Road today.

Neither the Hornets nor the Hammers have picked up a win so far this season, with Javi Gracia‘s Watford bottom of the table without a goal or a point to their name.

West Ham’s summer spending has yet to bear fruit with one draw from their first two fixtures, and Manuel Pellegrini needs to pick up points in exactly these sort of games to justify the club’s big-money signings.


Watford vs West Ham team news and predicted line-ups

Watford are without Troy Deeney after their captain underwent knee surgery, while Roberto Pereyra and Abdoulaye Doucoure are also doubtful.

Sebastien Haller is available for West Ham following a knee injury, as are Mark Noble (calf) and Felipe Anderson (thigh).

Winston Reid (knee) will not be rushed back after so long out, but is edging closer to a return.

Possible Watford XI: Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas, Capoue, Cleverley, Hughes, Welbeck, Deulofeu, Gray

Possible West Ham XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Antonio, Lanzini, Anderson, Haller


Prediction: Watford 1-1 West Ham

The two sides’ early-season results could make Saturday’s game a nervy affair.

While both managers are obviously looking for their first wins of the season, a defeat would be disastrous, so Gracia and Pellegrini would probably both accept a point right now.


Tickets

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Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Subject to change

Match odds

  • Watford to win: 5/4
  • Draw: 5/2
  • West Ham to win: 23/10

First goal scorer

  • Danny Welbeck: 6/1
  • Andre Gray: 6/1
  • Sebastien Haller 13/2
  • Javier Hernandez: 6/1

TV channel and live stream information

The match will not be televised in the UK due to broadcasting restrictions from the FA, Premier League and Football League for games between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday.

However, you can follow all of the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog with Giuseppe Muro at Vicarage Road.


Watford vs West Ham head to head (h2h) results and history

West Ham dominate this fixture with 43 wins to Watford’s 21, and 13 draws apiece.

The Hornets won 2-0 in east London last December, but the Hammers thrashed them 4-1 at Vicarage Road in May.

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