Watford host Everton in a mid table clash, with both teams hoping for a victory to all but confirm survival this season.
4 points seperate the teams in what could be dubbed the ‘Marco Silva Derby’ after Watford sacked Silva and blaming their Premier League counterparts for ‘turning his head’.
Despite that, Everton hired Sam Allardyce who has steadies the ship and dragged them from a dire position in the bottom 3 to the top half of the table. Despite his efforts, Everton have been nowhere near their best, with the quality of player at their disposal, there is more to come
Watford have ran out of steam after thier blockbuster start to the season, with their current form being nothing short of erratic. Going down 2-0 last time out to David Moyes’ West Ham. New man Javi Gracia will be hoping to take one step closer to survival by rectifying that this weekend.
Watford have suffered a small injury crisis ahead of this game. With no less than 5 first choice players out injured. The likes of Kabasele, Cleverley & Chalobah are still out injured, although Gomes & Hughes may return.
Everton meanwhile, have injury worries of their own. New man Mangala is set to miss this weekends game, alongside Baines & Jagielka. McCarthy is out for the season after his leg break against West Brom.
Seamus Coleman, Funes Mori, and Idrisa Gueye are doubts for Saturdays late kick off.
Watford XI – Gomes; Holebas, Prodl, Mariappa; Zeegelar, Femenia; Doucoure, Capoue; Richarlison, Deulefeu, Deeney
Everton XI – Pickford; Kenny, Keane, Williams, Martina; Schneiderlin, Rooney, Davies; Sigurdsson, Walcott, Tosun
A tough game to call, a draw would seem a fair result before the game. Could be 0-0, could be 4-4, we’ll go in the middle.