West Ham vs Watford: Preview

LAST MEETING

October 31, 2015 (Vicarage Road): Watford 2-0 West Ham

FORM

West Ham: WDDDD

Watford: LLLDW

KEY STATS

  • West Ham have won just one of their last seven matches against Watford in all competitions (W1 D2 L4)
  • The Hornets have scored one goal in each of their last three visits to the Boleyn Ground, winning two and losing none of those visits
  • Andy Carroll has scored eight Premier League goals this season; his best return since 2010/11 (13). Indeed , Carroll has netted five goals in his last four league games
  • Just seven different players have scored a goal for Watford in the Premier League this season (excl. own goals)- the lowest spread of any team in the competition
  • Dimitri Payet needs one more goal to become just the second West Ham midfielder to score 10+ goals in a Premier League season,after Kevin Nolan in 2012/13

TEAM NEWS

West Ham will check on the status of Diafra Sakho (knee) prior to the match, while Watford hope to have Almen Abdi (illness), Craig Cathcart and Jose Holebas (both knocks) available.

PREDICTED LINEUPS

West Ham XI: Adrian; Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Kouyaté, Obiang, Noble; Moses, Emenike, Payet

Watford XI: Gomes; Nyom, Prödl, Britos, Ake; Guedioura, Capoue, Watson, Jurado; Ighalo, Deeney

PREDICTION: West Ham 1-0 Watford


 

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