EPL Match Preview: Watford vs Manchester United
Watford vs Manchester United: All you need to know about the game
United embark upon one of the hardest away venues at Vicarage road to face Marco Silva’ Watford
Watford have been superb this season with provoking calamities to evenly matched opponents and to big hitters. Silva has implemented a brilliant system which is bringing mind stealing results for the team and uplifting the spirits to finish higher on the top half. Much of their attacking dilemma was constructed by the builder brought from Brazilian club Fluminese, Richarlison who has turned into an fox in the box kind of player under Marco’s guidance. The summer acquisition has lifted his goal scoring standard by scoring nine in only 13 appearances in the premier league. Watford are therefore thriving well with him upfront.
On the other hand, the Red devils were successful in keeping their 13th clean sheet at home when a solo deflected effort from Ashley Young conquered Brighton in the weekend. But there major problem lies in away venues where they simply cannot get on with full points even strengthening the squad in the summer. Jose knew dropping more points will slowly descend their points total to be in the title race or to catch high flying city at the top. They also had a stalemate in their last visit where they got defeated by the Hornets 3-1.
Watford however have nothing to laugh about because their record against the Manchester red is utterly poor. United managed to win 18 games against Watford in 28 encounters something Silva needs to forget before they face them in the first midweek set of fixtures in the premier league this campaign.
Date: 28 November 2017
Kickoff: 1:15 am (IST), 20:30 (GMT)
Broadcast: Star Sports select 1, BT sport, Sky sport
Live stream: Hotstar, BT sport 2, Sky Go, bet 365
Venue: Vicarage Road
Watford Troy Deeney is back after three match ban since his assault on Joe Allen in the Stoke game. Defender Britos is s doubt after he sustained a knock in the game against Newcastle whereas Cathcart and Nathaniel Chaloba will miss the clash.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is pushing hard to get into the starting lineup but Romelu Lukaku will have the go once again despite scoring once in last 10 games. Marco Rojo could be rested if Bailey and Jones mark them fit. Carrick shook off a cardinal problem and will try to edge closer for a return.
Watford: Gomes, Mariappa, Kabaseli, Prodl, Femania, Hughes, Doucoure, Cleverly, Zeagelaar, Richarlison, Gray
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young, Matic, Pogba, Martial, Fellani, Rashford, Lukaku.