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Sheffield Utd vs Watford preview, predictions and team news

By J Smith

Sheffield United v Watford preview, prediction, team news, Premier League

Published: 14:05, 26 December 2019

Watford will look to follow up their morale-boosting win over Manchester United when they travel to Sheffield United on Boxing Day.

The Hornets still sit bottom of the Premier League table but have moved to within three points of 18th-placed Aston Villa and just six from safety.

Keeping the winning feeling going against Sheffield Utd will be anything but an easy task, though, with the Blades currently basking if fifth-place in the table after a run of three consecutive victories.

Can Watford take another step toward safety or will Sheffield Utd continue to threaten the top-four places?

When is Sheffield Utd vs Watford and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Bramall Lane

Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019

Kick-off: 3:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): Amazon Prime

Last five meetings: Sheffield Utd vs Watford

05 Oct 2019Watford 0-0 Sheffield Utd (Premier League)

12 Mar 2011Watford 3-0 Sheffield Utd (Championship)

02 Oct 2010Sheffield Utd 0-1 Watford (Championship)

02 Feb 2010Watford 3-0 Sheffield Utd (Championship)

15 Aug 2009Sheffield Utd 2-0 Watford (Championship)

Aggregate Score: Sheffield Utd (DLLLW) 2-7 Watford (DWWWL)

Ones to watch

Sheffield Utd: John Fleck

To pick just one Sheffield Utd player to have impressed this season is an almost impossible task but if you had to, John Fleck would certainly place high on the list.

The Scotland international has shown the perfect blend of energy, robustness and creativity and is key to keeping that Blades midfield ticking over.

Key stat: John Fleck has created more chances (25) than any other Sheffield Utd player in the Premier League this season.

Watford: Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney finally got back among the goals against Manchester Utd, firing home from the spot as the Hornets ran out 2-0 winners.

That should give the 31-year-old a real confidence boost – one Watford need to take full advantage of if they’re to make a fist of this survival fight.

Key stat: Troy Deeney has won more aerial duels (41) than any other Watford player this season.

Team news

Sheffield Utd


Squawka prediction

Watford will be on cloud nine after their win over Man Utd, putting them back in touch with the rest of the Premier League in the battle for survival. Sheffield Utd, however, have no such survival worries and could bring the Hornets crashing back down to earth with another impressive performance.

Scoreline prediction: Sheffield Utd 2-1 Watford

Check out more of Squawka’s betting tips here.