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11 April 2018

Match Previews


11 April 2018

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Huddersfield Town’s next outing in the Premier League comes in the form of Watford at the John Smith’s Stadium.

With just five games left of the Premier League season, the Terriers sit five points and four league places behind the visitors in sixteenth.

The Hornets last visit to the John Smith’s Stadium saw Town run out to a 3-1 victory over the Hertfordshire side in January 2015. Odion Ighalo cancelled out Nakhi Wells’s opener before goals from James Vaughan and Joel Lynch helped secure the three points for Chris Powell’s side.

Town has won three out of the last four meetings between the two sides, with the latest being the Terriers’ joint biggest win of the season. An Aaron Mooy double and strikes from Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre earned the win for the Terriers in a stunning display at Vicarage Road.

Watford come into this game looking for their first win in five. The Hornets are still in search of their first away win of 2018, with the last coming at St. James’s Park against Newcastle in November.


Roberto Pereyra

Form: 6.3

The Argentine playmaker has scored two goals in the Hornets last two games, netting against AFC Bournemouth and Burnley. The former Juventus man won five trophies in Italy before moving to England and has 10 caps for his country.

Will Hughes

Form: 3.3

The midfielder has amassed over 150 English Football League appearances for Derby County before the age of 22. The youngster has two assists in his last five games since returning from a lengthy injury.

Kiko Femenía

Form: 3.0

The Spanish fullback joined Watford from Deportivo Alavés in the summer and has played over 1,500 minutes in his debut season in the Premier League. He netted his first Premier League goal of the season in the 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road.

Watford’s Last Premier League XI vs Burnley (4-2-3-1)

GK: Orestis Karnezis

RB: Daryl Janmaat
CB: Sebastian Prödl
CB: Adrian Mariappa
LB: Jose Holebas

CDM: Abdoulaye Doucouré
CDM: Étienne Capoue

RW: Kiko Femenía
CAM: Will Hughes
LW: Roberto Pereyra

ST: Troy Deeney


Javi Gracia is unable to call upon a number of First Team squad due to injury. Gerard Deulofeu will be the most notable absentee as he recovers from a broken foot. Christian Kabasele is a slight doubt as he recovers from a hamstring issue. The Hornets will also be unable to call upon Tom Cleverley, Younès Kaboul and Nathaniel Chalobah who are all recovering from long-term injuries.


Christian Kabasele (Hamstring, 75% chance), Molla Wagué (Match fitness, doubt), Younès Kaboul (Match fitness, doubt), Tom Cleverley (Hamstring, doubt), Gerard Deulofeu (Foot, doubt), Nathaniel Chalobah (Knee, doubt)


David Wagner will address the press on Thursday ahead of the game against Watford at the John Smith’s Stadium.


Elias Kachunga (Ankle), Danny Williams (Ankle), Michael Hefele (Knee)


Town will be wearing the famous blue and white stripes for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Watford at the John Smith’s Stadium.


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