Watford vs Everton – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2021-22

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Already-relegated Watford will welcome relegation-threatened Everton to Vicarage Road this Wednesday as both sides battle for three points.

Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford)

Key Statistics

Watford have lost their last six Premier League games. 

They have failed to keep a clean sheet in 22 consecutive PL games, e longest run of any side since Burnley in 1973.

They have conceded 41 home PL goals in this campaign and four more across their final two games will equal Swindon’s unwanted accolade from the 1993/94 campaign.

Watford’s current run of 11 PL home defeats is the longest such losing streak in English top-flight history.

Everton have won just one of their last nine away games, losing the other nine. 

The Toffees have the joint-worst away record in the league this season, having won just nine points on the road (level with Norwich but with a better goal difference).

Only Norwich (10) have scored fewer away goals than Everton (15) this campaign. 

Head to head

In the Premier League, both sides have met 15 times, with Everton winning eight times while Watford have just four wins. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Watford: L-L-L-L-L

Everton: W-W-L-D-W

Watford 

Watford will look to end a run of six consecutive league losses when they welcome Everton to Vicarage Road on Wednesday night.

The ‘Hornets’ have endured a terrible run of form in recent times, losing their last six games and scoring just four goals in that period, while conceding 15 times. Their last outing, which was a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace, confirmed their relegation to the Championship.

This means that manager Roy Hodgson has now tasted demotion from the PL for the first-ever time. The former England manager controversially clapped the fans of his old side, Crystal Palace, in that game, much to the fury of the Watford fans.

And so, nothing more than a win is needed in this match to appease a group of supporters that have suffered so much this season, particularly at home.  

The ‘Hornets’ have the worst point tally from home games this season, having won just seven of their total points this season at home (W2 D1, L14). They have also conceded 41 home PL goals in this campaign (more than any other side) and four more across their final two games will equal Swindon’s unwanted accolade from the 1993/94 campaign.

The hosts have now failed to keep a clean sheet in 22 consecutive top-flight games, the longest run of any side since Burnley in 1973. And their recent record against Everton does not suggest that they could avoid conceding a goal in this game.

Possible Watford starting line-up

Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, William Troost-Ekong, Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina; Ken Sema, Moussa Sissoko, Edo Kayembe; Josh King, Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr.

Injured: Juraj Kucka, Joao Pedro, Imran Louza, Cucho

Doubtful: Tom Cleverley, Samir Santos

Suspended: Hassane Kamara

Everton 

Everton will look to make it three wins in three games for the first time since early this season when they travel to Vicarage Road in midweek.

Frank Lampard’s side boosted their chances of survival with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Leicester City last time. The win followed a 1-0 win over Chelsea in the game before and leaves Everton in 16th place going into this round of games.

The Toffees are currently one point ahead of 18th-placed Leeds United having played a game less. A win in this game will increase that tally and ensure that their survival chances remain in their hands.

Also, that win at Leicester ended a shocking seven-game losing streak of away league games for Lampard’s side. But with an identical point return on their travels as relegated Norwich (W2, D3, L12), even the most optimistic Everton fan will know victory here is not a certainty. 

However, the visitors will be confident of getting a good result after recording just one league loss across their last five league outings while winning three times. 

Possible Everton starting line-up

Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Mason Holgate; Fabian Delph, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Alex Iwobi, Jonjoe Kenny; Demarai Gray, Richarlison, Anthony Gordon.

Injured: Andros Townsend, Nathan Patterson, Yerry Mina, Ben Godfrey, Tom Davies

Doubtful: Vitaliy Mykolenko

Suspended: None 

Prediction

Watford 1-2 Everton