Hornets To Sting Canaries In Relegation Survival Battle



Watford will be looking to complete a league double over Norwich for the first time since 2005/2006 season in this must-win game for both sides.


Watford start the game in 17th place with 28 points one point above Aston Villa in the bottom three, they've only won 6 league games but one of them is the win over champions Liverpool inflicting the visitors their first defeat of the season back in February.


Since the restart, they have only earned one point with a draw against Leicester and with games against Arsenal and Man City to come this is a game they must win.


Danny Welbeck is yet to appear on a winning side for Watford after appearing in 13 league matches


Norwich are 20th and look like they have one foot in the Championship after being cut adrift on 21 points, 7 from safety, they have no points since the restart and have lost 5 consecutive games without scoring in the league,They have a shot conversion of 3.5% away from home scoring just 6 goals from 173 shots. Like Watford, they have big games against Man City and Arsenal still to come so need to start getting some points on the board,


Team News

Watford remain with long term injury victims Deulofeu, Janmaat and Issac Success.


Todd Cantwell will miss the game with a tight hamstring although manager Daniel Farke hopes he will be available to face West Ham at the weekend.


Hanley, Byram, and Zimmerman also remain on the treatment table. Alex Tettey and Kenny Mclean are doubts but Farke hopes they will be available.


Prediction

Both teams will pencil this as a must-win but with Norwich looking doomed i fancy the Canaries to have their wings stung by the Hornets so going for a 2-0 home win



Match Preview written by Graham Ives