Watford - West Ham
Possible starting lineups:
Foster; Kiko Femenia, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue; Hughes, Pereyra; Deeney, Deulofeu
Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Noble, Rice; Antonio, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson; Arnautovic
Watford are on the 10th place with 50 points and will try to climb higher on the table, at least one place. It is not impossible as Leicester City (51 points) have a difficult match with Chelsea. However, this was a good season for the Hornets - they have already set club Premier League records this season for most points, most victories (14) and most scored goals (51). Plus, a victory here will guarantee them their first top-half finish in the Premier League since 1986/87 season. I am sure the players will fully motivated enter the match. The Player of the season - Etienne Capoue, is available after overcoming a groin problem. Miguel Britos, who missed the last weekend s match with Chelsea, should also play here.
West Ham are one place and one point behind Watford. For a long period they were flirting with a relegation zone, but the second part of the season was much better. Pellegrini s main job was to secure the status and he and his players did the job. I think the players are already on holiday with their minds. (the same don t count for Watford as they have the FA Cup final next weekend and they must stay focused). Three players are rated as doubtful - Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson were absent last weekend with a virus, while Jack Wilshere has not started since September due to ankle injury. Yarmolenko, Reid and Carroll remain sidelined.
At the end I will mention that Watford have two wins and one draw on the last three mutual games played at Vicarage Road:
19.11.2017. Watford vs West Ham 2:0
25.02.2017. Watford vs West Ham 1:1
31.10.2015. Watford vs West Ham 2:0
Watford also won the reverse fixture played in December and they are looking for their first-ever league double over West Ham. I believe they will win.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 12.05. 16:00h