Watford vs Wolves Predictions – Watford predicted line-up
Watford welcome Wolves in their first showdown since that incredible FA Cup semi-final a few weeks back. The Hornets dropped two points against Southampton on Tuesday.
Furthermore, with Wolves beating Arsenal on Wednesday, Javi Gracia’s men are now a point behind them in the table, as the race to be the best of the rest heats up.
Watford are generally very tough to beat at home, and they would be looking to exercise that on Saturday. However, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are a well-drilled side, who play well on the counter.
Hence, we can expect a fascinating battle between these two teams.
Tom Cleverly will be ready by the end of this week and same is the case with Jose Holebas too. Both players would be available for the final gameweek of the season.
This is the last of the three-game suspension that Troy Deeney has to serve for the red card he received against Arsenal. Domingos Quina has a shoulder problem and he won’t be ready to come back for the remainder of this season.
Sebastian Prodl has had problems with his knee and it would be a surprise if he makes a comeback into the squad this season.
Predicted Watford XI
Manager: Javi Gracia
Ben Foster (GK)
Foster is their first-choice keeper and should be in goal on Saturday against Wolves.
Daryl Janmaat (RB)
The Dutchman has been decent at right-back and has to be at his best against a very good Wolves side.
Christian Kabasele (CB)
He is one of the first-choice centre-backs in the team and is expected to be in the XI on Saturday.
Adrian Mariappa (CB)
Craig Cathcart has been a bit suspect at the back, hence, Mariappa should get a chance to partner Kabasele.
Adam Masina (LB)
With Holebas injured, Masina is more than expected to keep his place in the team.
Will Hughes (RM)
The former Derby man was slightly below par against Southampton. He needs to improve on that to fare well on Saturday.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM)
The Frenchman has been one of the best players for Watford this season. He is one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Etienne Capoue (CM)
The former Tottenham man has been good alongside Doucoure in the midfield. The duo is expected to continue that partnership against Wolves.
Roberto Pereyra (LM)
The Argentine came back from injury and started against Southampton. It was understandable that he flittered in and out of that game. Watford fans would be hoping for more from him on Saturday.
Gerard Deulofeu (SS)
The Spaniard is one of the in-form players in the team. He is certain to start as a support striker/false nine against Wolves.
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Andre Gray (ST)
With Deeney suspended for this game, Gray is almost certain to lead the line on Saturday. He retained some of his lost form in front of goal by scoring against Southampton.