Watford and Swansea City meet at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 21st round of the Premier League. Watford won out (1-2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 09-23-2017. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 3, tied 1 and lost 1. Attention to the house factor, since the Watford usually conquer different results at home and away .
After 7 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 25 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Leicester City by (2-1), after in the previous match they have lost (1-0) an away match against Brighton & Hove Albion. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home league matches Watford has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
The Watford comes to this day fully motivated, having returned to victories in the Premier League, beating Leicester at home 2-1. Due to the less positive phase, the coach and the players were very criticized, since the team registered four consecutive defeats. However, this game against Swansea is a good opportunity to recover some lost points.
In this home game coach Marco Silva must keep the team in the usual 4-2-3-1, with Richarlison being Watford’s most offensive reference. On the other hand, midfielder Doucouré is the best score of the team, with 6 goals scored. The defensive set pieces and the passing game are some of Watford’s weak points. For this game the coach does not have Deeney, suspended, in addition to Kaboul, Hoban and Chalobah, due to injury.
The away team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 13 points won, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Crystal Palace, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Liverpool by (5-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 13 goals scored and 18 conceded. For the league, Swansea City won 5 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 2 draws and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches.
In this competition, he has lost the last 7 games away and has not won any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 10 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never got the comeback.
Swansea is one of the strong candidates to go down to the English second division and is currently five points behind West Ham, the first team outside the relegation zone. In the last match for this competition, the visitors lost on Liverpool, 5-0, adding the fourth game in a row without tasting the victory.
In this difficult game as a visitor, coach Leon Britton must keep the team in 4-3-3, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks: Routledge is a very important player in the organization of the offensive process. However, the great highlight of the home team is forward Tamy Abraham, with 4 goals and 1 assist. The completion is one of the weaknesses of this training. For this game the coach can not count on Bartley, Bony and Sun-yueng, players recovering from injury.
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