Watford v Newcastle: match preview

Watford v Newcastle: match preview

Joe Willock’s toe injury sustained in training means further woe for winless Newcastle. Willock joins Jamaal Lascelles on the sidelines for the trip to a Watford side flying relatively high in 11th. Ismaïla Sarr is the reason behind that, his team’s top scorer and chance creator this season. Steve Bruce has had a tendency to pull off a win just when his position looks untenable but he will have to make history to achieve that: Newcastle have failed to win any of their 10 top-flight matches at Vicarage Road. Alex Reid

Saturday 3pm

Venue Vicarage Road

Last season n/a

Referee Jarred Gillett

This season n/a

Odds H 27-20 A 40-17 D 27-11

WATFORD
Subs from Elliot, Ngakia, Fletcher, Baah, Pedro, Tufan, Kucka, Masina, Kabasele, Gosling, Etebo, Louza, Hernández, Sierralta, Bachmann

Doubtful Bachmann (knee), Pedro (knee)

Injured None

Suspended None

Discipline Y10 R0

Form WLLLW

Leading scorer Sarr 3

NEWCASTLE
Subs from Gillespie, Schär, Murphy, Krafth, Hendrick, Gayle, Fraser, Anderson, White, Savage, Young

Doubtful None

Injured Dubravka (foot, unknown), Wilson (thigh, unknown), Lascelles (thigh, unknown), Dummett (calf, unknown), Willock (toe, unknown), Shelvey (calf,
unknown), Woodman (hip, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y10 R0

Form LLDLD

Leading scorers Saint-Maximin, Wilson 2

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