WD vs WHU Premier League Match: West Ham are looking to finish what has been a magnificent year on a high note as they travel to Watford in the Premier League this afternoon.
WD vs WHU Premier League match prediction
It promises to be a tricky afternoon for West Ham, against a Watford team that are well-rested after having a number of matches postponed.
Ranieri’s side ran Chelsea and Man City close at home earlier in December, and will be confident of testing West Ham who are far from their best at the moment and will be without the midfield presence of Rice.
The Hammers are in the midst of a slump, having won just one of their last eight matches in all competitions, but 2021 has been an unqualified success for David Moyes’ team, bringing a sixth-placed finish in the top-flight and qualification for Europe.
Moyes’ men have the knockout stages of the Europa League to look forward to in the New Year, but their more immediate concern will be getting back to winning way in the Premier League after a poor run of form that has seen them slip to sixth in the table, having been in the top four earlier in the campaign.
Watford had themselves been on a torrid run of four successive defeats but a raft of Covid postponements mean they have not played since December 10 and Claudio Ranieri must hope that they can use the break as a chance to reset, even if the disruption to training has been far from ideal.
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium, WatfordOfficials:
Date & Time: Tuesday December 28, 2021 (15:00-venue time)
Watford (WD) Team Playing XI
Watford XI: Bachmann, Femenía, Cathcart, Sierralta, Masina, Cucho Hernández, King, Sissoko, Kucka, Tufan, Dennis
Subs: Angelini, Morris, João Pedro, Louza, Gosling, Conteh, Fletcher, Sema
West Ham (WHU) Team Playing XI
West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Johnson, Noble, Soucek, Bowen, Lanzini, Benrahma, Antonio
Subs: Areola, Ashby, Fredeicks, Masuaku, Alese, Kral, Vlasic, Okoflex, Yarmolenko
Watford (WD) Team
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Watford team, who have not played since December 10 due to a number of positive Covid cases. The club have not confirmed which players will be available.
Ben Foster (groin), Ismaila Sarr (knee), Christian Kabasele (calf), Peter Etebo (quad) and Nicolas Nkoulou (hamstring) are all still out with injury.
West Ham (WHU) Team
David Moyes will be without Declan Rice, in what is a big blow to the Hammers as they look to regain some form. The England midfielder was booked on Boxing Day against Southampton and misses out through suspension.
Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna are still out long-term, while there is still no certain return date for Aaron Cresswell. Michail Antonio is expected to return to the starting lineup.
How to watch Premier league Livestreaming
TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast on the Amazon Prime streaming service.
Live stream: Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Amazon Prime App.