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Oct 4, 2019, 11:00:00 AM

Premier League: Watford aim to end Sheffield United's unbeaten away run

Sportsbet.io previews the Hornet's upcoming home fixture against Sheffield United at Vicarage Road.

Watford, rock-bottom on the points table, are still hunting for their first win of the current Premier League campaign and aim to avoid a third defeat in a row to Sheffield United. Quique Sanchez Flores' team has conceded 20 goals so far and must put up a bold front against the attacking intent of the visiting Blades.

Sheffield, meanwhile, has capped off a decent start to life in the English top-flight league and comes to Vicarage Road on the back of a narrow 0-1 loss to Liverpool. Chris Wilder's men have taken eight points from seven games (five on the road) and are tipped to put up yet another defiant performance away from home, this weekend.

Head-to-Head

The teams have played just twice in the Premier League, way back in 2006-07, where Sheffield ran out winners with a 1-0 scoreline in the home and away ties.

Key Battle

Flores could possibly rotate his playing XI against Sheffield this weekend, and that could see Will Hughes probably earn a starting berth. The 24-year-old is known to be a ball-playing midfielder and it will be interesting to see how his duel with John Lundstram ensues.

The 25-year-old is among the best performers among promoted players this term, recording a goal and assist in seven appearances. Originally a midfielder, Lundstram has started in the backline; but his ascension up the ladder in Sheffield's 3-5-2 formation sees him as a pivotal threat to the opposition's engine room.

Gamechanger


Sheffield's playing style has centered around a concrete defensive organization, and Quique Sanchez Flores will look up to Gerard Deulofeu to work out some creative spells along the left flank. The Spaniard has notched the most attempts for Watford in the league, so far, and seeks to open his account in the latest league campaign on Saturday.

Here are the odds for Watford's Premier League fixture against Sheffield United.

Words: William Paul

Images: PA