Watford and Everton meet at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 28 th round of the Premier League. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 05-11-2017, Everton won at home (3-2). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 2, drew 2 and lost 1. Everton presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this party the house factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 30 points won, after 8 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Chelsea, by (4-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against West Ham United, by (2-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as visitors; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Watford has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 13 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 27 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 13 home matches for this competition: they have scored 8 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Watford enters this unmotivated day, after a foreign snub, by 2-0, in the visit to the land of West Ham. The team of the house usually acts in a tactical system in 5-2-3, privileging the fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the local team is the way they manage to react to a situation of disadvantage. The coach of Watford will not be able to count on Hughes, Chalobah, Femenía, Hoban and Britos, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 34 points won, after 9 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Arsenal, by (5-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Crystal Palace, by (3-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away league matches Everton has a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 27 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 17 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Everton enter this round motivated, after a home win, by 3-1, in the Crystal Palace reception: Sigurdsson, Niasse and Davies scored the goals of the victory. One of the great valences of the visiting team is the capacity that shows in a situation of disadvantage, being that most of the time they get the comeback. The Everton presents some difficulties in the aerial soccer, attending to the low average stature of its players. It is guessed that the foreign team acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Niasse, Walcott and Sigurdsson. The Everton coach will not be able to count on James McCarthy, Leighton Baines and Stekelenburg, for being injured.
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