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        • (43') J. Bowler
        • (44') G. Chakvetadze
        • (47') M. Pollock
        • (50') J. Livermore
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            Watford

            Hull City


            28.3%

            Wat

            32.2%

            draw

            40.9%

            Hul

            Results display the percentage of matches that have been Won or Drawn in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

            Both Teams To Score

            Watford

            Hull City


            56.5%

            Wat

            61.1%

            combined

            65.9%

            Hul

            Results display the percentage of matches that have been BTTS in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

            Over 2.5 Goals

            Watford

            Hull City


            52.2%

            Wat

            55.6%

            combined

            59.1%

            Hul

            Results display the percentage of matches that have been Over 2.5 Goals in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

            Watford vs Cardiff City Preview, Tips & Stats

            Watford welcome Cardiff City to Vicarage Road this Saturday. Both teams find themselves in the busy Championship midtable, needing a win to push them either closer to the Play-offs or further away from the relegation zone.

            Watford currently sit ninth in the Championship after 29 games. The Hornets have ten wins, 11 draws and eight losses, leaving them on 41 points, just three points from Coventry in the last Play-off place.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Watford have two wins and three draws.

            In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Watford hosted National League Chesterfield. Joe Quigley gave the National League team the 1 - 0 lead at halftime. However, a goal from Mileta Rajovic equalised for Watford and a 95th minute goal from Tom Dele-Bashiru gave Watford the 2 - 1 win. Back in the Championship, Watford took on QPR. A quickfire brace from Jake Livermore gave Watford the 2 - 0 lead. Despite Lyndon Dykes getting on the scoresheet for QPR, Watford held on for the 2 - 1 win.

            The trip to Bristol City saw Dele-Bashiru’s early penalty give Watford the lead, but Scott Twine equalised before halftime. Neither team could find another goal in the second half and had to settle for the 1 - 1 draw. It was an all Championship FA Cup Fourth Round tie between Watford and Southampton. Matheus Martins opened the scoring in the fifth minute for The Hornets, but an 89th minute goal from Stuart Armstrong forced the 1 - 1 draw.

            The last time out for Watford was against Sheffield Wednesday. Watford could only manage two shots on target and 40% of the possession in the 0 - 0 draw.

            Cardiff City, on the other hand, currently sit 14th in the Championship. In 28 games, The Bluebirds have 11 wins, four draws and 13 losses which leaves them on 37 points, only three points away from the top half of the table.

            In their last five games in all competitions, Cardiff have one win and four draws.

            Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave Leicester the 1 - 0 lead, and just ten minutes into the second half, James Justin doubled that lead. Cardiff only managed two shots on target as they slumped to a 2 - 0 loss. However, Cardiff bounced back against a struggling QPR. Dimitrios Goutas opened the scoring early for Cardiff, but early in the second half, Paul Smyth equalised for QPR. With just 15 minutes to go, Perry Ng grabbed a goal to give Cardiff the 2 - 1 win.

            In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Cardiff took on Sheffield Wednesday. Josh Windass opened the scoring in the second minute and an own goal from Romaine Sawyers doubled Wednesday’s lead. Liam Palmer and Malik Wilks both grabbed a goal as well as Wednesday won 4 - 0. Back in the Championship, Cardiff hosted Leeds. Patrick Bamford and Daniel James both scored in the first half to give Leeds the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. Georginio Rutter then grabbed a goal late on to secure the 3 - 0 win.

            The most recent outing for Cardiff was against Plymouth Argyle. Ng gave Cardiff the early lead, but a brace from Ryan Hardie and a late goal from Morgan Whittaker gave Plymouth the 3 - 1 win.

            Watford and Cardiff have met 62 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1923. Not much separates the two sides, with Cardiff having 24 wins and Watford having 23 wins, with the other 15 games ending in a draw.

            Watford Team News

            Valerian Ismael has Ken Sema, Edo Kayembe and Jeremy Ngakia all unavailable this weekend.

            Cardiff Team News

            Erol Bulut will also be missing Joe Ralls, Aaron Ramsey and Callum O’Dowda this weekend.

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