Watford v West Ham – Match Preview
Author: Brian Knox. Published: 24 August 2019 at 1:45pm
We left Brighton with a not very deserved point, but these things happen over a course of a season. Points are not always well deserved and we have lost many over the years when we have been the better team over the 90 minutes and lost to a late goal or see a lead slip. Sometimes I’m happy when we get the undeserved point or 3.
Watford have had an even harder start to the season than us, not in terms of opponents but in terms of lack of goals and results. Everton and Brighton have both beaten them so far this season and I am very sure we will have a team to turn them over as well. (I’m sure I say this every week.)
Watford are bottom of the league at the moment and the talisman frontman Troy Deeney is ruled out after undergoing knee surgery. Watford also have fitness doubts with Pereyra and Doucoure. If both of them players are missing as well I will feel even more confident.
West Ham on the other hand have a full bill of health. We finally welcome back Captain Mark Noble for his first start of the season. Returning with him on the field will be Seb Haller and Felipe Anderson. Who instantly make us a much better team.
Predicted Line Ups:
Watford: Foster, Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas, Hughes, Capoue, Sema, Cleverley, Gray and Deulofeu.
West Ham United: Fabianski, Fredericks, Ogbonna, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Anderson and Haller.
The return of the two forward players should see us be a more attacking threat and I fancy us to get lots of goals tomorrow. Similar to the game at the end of last year I’m thinking a 4-0 win for the hammers with 2 goals coming from Haller, 1 from Lanzini and the other coming from the spot for the returning Noble.