Relegation-threatened Hornets take on the Clarets in a relegation battle this weekend, looking to put the pieces back together after an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Sky Blues. The 300th Premier League episode between Watford FC and Burnley FC kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, April 30, at Vicarage Road.
Watford make their return after four defeats in a row, WLLLL, following the 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City. A haul from Gabriel Jesus (4', 23', 47' P., 53') and Rodri (34') took the game out of reach, despite a remarkable goal from Kamara (28') at the City of Manchester Stadium. The defeat leaves Watford in 19th place, nine points shy of safety while having 22 points after 6W, 4D, & 23L, with five games left to play. Mathematically, the Hornets have the possibility of beating the drop. However, a torrid run of form could see Watford fail to seize another window of opportunity to claim maximum points against fellow relegation-threatened Burnley. Having no victories in the month of April, the Hornets' last victory came on March 13 against Southampton [2-0]. In addition, Watford have failed to score in their last four league games against Burnley and remain on the verge of going five in a row without a goal, having last done so against Reading between 2004 and 2006. Furthermore, having lost their last 10 Premier League home games, Watford could become the first side in top-flight history to see 11 consecutive home league defeats. A 4—3—3 with an attacking trio composed of Pedro, Ismaïla Sarr, and the Nigerian forward, Emmanuel Dennis, is expected from Roy Hodgson for Saturday’s clash against Burnley.
After returning to the top of the table following a comfortable win over the Seagulls, the Cityzens are back against the Hornets looking to jump through another hoop in their Premier League title defense. Manchester City vs. Watford FC kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, April 23, at the City of Manchester Stadium.
Watford are coming off the back of last weekend’s 2-1 defeat to Brentford. The loss saw the club remain in 19th place with 22 points from 6W, 4D, and 22L. The Hornets are coming off three defeats in a row, LWLLL, looking to pick up at least a draw in their bid to secure Premier League football next season. They remain seven points short of safety ahead of the weekend’s game, having taken just one point from 39 available points in away league games. In addition, the Hornets remain the side with the highest number of defeats in the Premier League. Roy Hodgson aims to pick up a point when he lays out the 4—3—3 with João Pedro at the center of the attacking trio.
After another embarrassing defeat, this time to the Peacocks, the Hornets are back to take on the Bees for a chance to rekindle their hopes in the race for Premier League survival. Watford FC vs. Brentford FC kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, April 16, at Vicarage Road.
Watford were thrashed 3-0 by Leeds United last weekend after Raphinha (21'), Rodrigo (73'), and Jack Harrison (85') all hit the back of the net at Vicarage Road. Watford now have back-to-back defeats, LLWLL, having dropped from 18th to 19th place on the table with 22 points after 6W, 4D, and 21L. The Hornets are only two points below 18th-placed Burnley [24 points]. A win here could see Watford reclaim lost ground if the Clarets fail to pick up a win against West Ham on Sunday. However, Watford’s poor record against the Bees leaves Roy Hodgson sweating over the odds of picking up maximum points at the weekend. In addition, the Hornets have lost their last nine home Premier League matches. A defeat to Brentford would see Watford become only the third team to lose 10 consecutive top-flight home games in a row, behind Birmingham City in February 1986 and Sunderland in August 2005. Roy Hodgson lined up a 4—3—3 formation for the game against Leeds United, leaving Cucho Hernández, João Pedro, and Ismaïla Sarr in attack, and could do so again on Saturday. Cucho Hernandez picked up a hamstring injury in that game and is ruled out of Saturday’s clash against the Bees. The Nigerian, Emmanuel Dennis, is expected to break into the starting line-up in place of the Colombian.
Following last weekend’s defeat to the Reds, the Hornets take on the Peacocks in this bottom-table clash, looking to pick up a win and move out of the murky waters of relegation. The Premier League fixture, Watford FC vs. Leeds United FC, kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, April 9 at Vicarage Road.
Watford were put to the sword in Saturday’s duel against Liverpool, which ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Hornets at Anfield. Joe Gomez picked out Diogo Jota (22’) for a remarkable header which left Jurgen Klopp nodding in resonance at the touch-line. The visitors were looking to get back into the game, until what appeared to be a rugby tackle from Juraj Kucka - inside the box - left Diogo Jota on the deck, and Liverpool with the penalty, which was easily tucked away by Fabinho (89' P.). The 2-0 defeat left Watford with their third loss in five Premier League games, DLLWL, and in 18th place, two spots below and eight points behind Leeds United [30 points], having picked up 22 points from 6W, 4D, & 20L. The Hornets have lost 11 home Premier League games this season, the most of any side, and are looking to avoid another home defeat on Saturday. Roy Hodgson lined up a 4—1—4—1 formation for the game against Liverpool, leaving João Pedro in attack. With the shape failing to produce a noteworthy result, a switch to the 4—3—3 formation, with Nigeria’s Emmanuel Dennis at the center of the attacking trio, may be seen against the Whites.
After securing a place in the FA-Cup semi-finals, the Reds are back for this lunch-time clash against relegation-threatened Hornets, looking to pick up a win for a chance to move to the top of the table. The Premier League fixture, Liverpool FC vs. Watford FC, kicks off at 12:30 (GMT+1) on Saturday, April 2 at Anfield.
Relegation-threatened Watford moved one spot ahead, from 19th to 18th place on the Premier League table, following the 2-1 win over Southampton, which left the Hornets with 22 points from 6W, 4D, & 19L, and the form "LDLLW". With an average of only one goal per game, having hit the back of the net 29 times in 29 league appearances, Roy Hodgson would be looking to keep Liverpool out for a chance to pick up at least a point. The 74-year-old could line up a 4—3—3, with Nigeria’s Emmanuel Dennis at the center of the attacking trio. Dennis was part of Nigeria’s squad that failed to qualify for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
After a narrow defeat to the Magpies earlier in the week, the Saints make their return against the Hornets, looking to get back to winning ways. The Premier League fixture, Southampton F.C. vs. Watford F.C., kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, March 13, at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
The Hornets also suffered back-to-back defeats [WLDLL] on Thursday, following the embarrassing 4-0 loss to Wolves. The club remains in the relegation zone, in 19th place, three points short of safety, while having 19 points from 5W, 4D, and 19L. "It is very frustrating, very disappointing in every respect," Roy Hodgson said after the game. "We have a very sad dressing room because we believed if we played as well as we played in patches against Arsenal, we could cause Wolves problems. I think we could be accused of not being good enough, but I don't think we have to hold our hands up to be accused that we aren't trying hard enough." The Watford boss added, before reiterating that the club and players were both running out of time. On Sunday, the 74-year-old could line up the 4—3—3 formation with Emmanuel Dennis at the center of the attacking trio against Southampton. Joshua King and Cucho Hernández could be deployed on the flanks. A long list of injuries could keep as many as six players out of the squad for the weekend’s game against the Saints.
Having picked up a defeat last weekend, Wolves travel back in time to take on the Hornets in this re-arranged fixture, originally scheduled for Matchday 19. The Premier League clash, Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Watford FC, kicks off at 20:30 (GMT+1) on Thursday, March 10, at the Molineux Stadium.
Watford remained in the bottom-three at the end of the weekend after a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal. A well-constructed Arsenal goal had put the Gunners in the lead before a fabulous overhead kick from Cucho Hernández (11') restored parity at Vicarage Road. Another sublime team goal had Arsenal in the lead through Bukayo Saka (30’) before a fine 20-yard strike from Gabriel Martinelli (52’) left Watford with a two-goal deficit. However, Moussa Sissoko (87’) pulled one back for the Hornets before they ran out of time. The 3-2 loss leaves the club with no victories in three games, LWLDL. In 19th place, Watford, with 19 points from 5W, 4D, & 18L, are three points short of safety. A poor record that has seen the Hornets pick up defeats in 18 of their 22 Premier League mid-week games away from home leaves Roy Hodgson slightly worried ahead of Thursday’s fixture. The 74-year-old could line up the 4—3—3 with Emmanuel Dennis playing through the middle. Watford could be without as many as six players for Thursday’s clash against Wolves.
The Premier League fixture, Watford FC vs. Arsenal FC, kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, March 6, at Vicarage Road.
Watford picked up a point last weekend at Old Trafford after a goalless draw against Manchester United. The draw leaves the Hornets with the form: LLWLD, while in 19th place, with 19 points, three points short of safety after 5W, 4D, and 17L. An unlikely victory over Arsenal on Sunday would be a huge step in the right direction as the Hornets look to advance their candidacy to remain in English top-flight football at the end of the season. Despite having a 17%-win rate after six games [1W, 2D, & 3L], Roy Hodgson appears to be making baby steps in the proper direction. Watford have kept three clean sheets in six Premier League matches under the 74-year-old manager, - as many as in their previous 38 in the competition under four different faces in the managerial seat. However, much work remains to be done in the final third, as they have only hit the back of the net twice in those six league appearances. In total, the club has hit the back of the net 25 times in 26 Premier League games, - a goal ratio of 0.96 GPG this season. Watford have also conceded 47 goals (1.81 GCPG) and have a G.D. of –22. A 4—3—3 formation with Joshua King, Emmanuel Dennis, and Ismaïla Sarr in attack may be seen for this game against Arsenal. On availability, Peter Etebo continues to work on full fitness, while Danny Rose and Nicolas Nkoulou remain sidelined.
After another infamous draw against Atletico Madrid in the star-studded Arena of Champions, the Red Devils are back on Premier League soil for this fixture against the Hornets. Manchester United vs. Watford F.C. kicks off at 16:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, February 26, at Old Trafford.
Watford succumbed to another defeat, 4-1, to Crystal Palace in Wednesday’s re-arranged fixture at home. "We have to pick ourselves up from the defeat so it doesn't linger and affect future games," Roy Hodgson said after the loss. "Unfortunately, our next one's at Old Trafford, so that's going to be very tough. But there are games in the last 13 that we think are winnable games," the Watford boss added. In 19th place, the Hornets have 18 points from 5W, 3D, & 17L, and are looking to get back into winning ways after the disappointing defeat to the Eagles, DLLWL. Roy Hodgson could deploy the 4—3—3 formation once more, with Emmanuel Dennis at the heart of the attacking trio. On availability, Joshua King and Peter Etebo are in doubt for the weekend’s game.
After the narrow victory over the Lions at the weekend, the Hornets travel back in time to Matchday 18 for this fixture against the Eagles, looking to pick up back-to-back victories in their quest to keep their Premier League survival bid alive. Watford F.C. vs. Crystal Palace kicks off at 20:30 (GMT+1) on Wednesday, February 23, at Vicarage Road.
Roy Hodgson picked up his first win in the managerial seat for the club at the weekend following the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa. Watford had started on the front foot, splitting Aston Villa apart in an early attempt to take the lead. However, a big left hand from Villa’s Emiliano Martínez in goal kept the Hornets out. Minutes after the break, Joshua King carved Villa’s defense apart with a through ball, but Moussa Sissoko fired at the side-netting. Watford eventually broke the deadlock in the 78th minute when a well-measured cross from Ismaïla Sarr left Emmanuel Dennis flying head-first towards goal to leave as many as eight Villa shirts in despair. "I was pleased today that I thought our composure on the ball was better than perhaps it has been in the previous three games." Roy Hodgson said after his first win at the club [4G: 1W, 1D, & 2L]. The narrow victory saw Watford return to winning ways after back-to-back defeats, LDLLW. Having two games at hand, the Hornets remain in the relegation zone, in 18th place, four points short of safety, with 18 points from 5W, 3D, & 16L. Despite conceding at least once in their last 17 Premier League home games, Roy Hodgson would like to see the weekend’s victory signal a change in fortunes as the Hornets look to climb out of the bottom-three. A 4—3—3 formation, having Ismaïla Sarr, Emmanuel Dennis, and Joshua King in attack, is anticipated for this fixture against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.