Watford v Leeds United team news & stats

Date published: Friday 19th February 2016 12:23

Jose Manuel Jurado: Could feature for Watford against Leeds United

Jose Manuel Jurado: Could feature for Watford against Leeds United

Recent history suggests goals are likely when Watford host Leeds United in the FA Cup, with Troy Deeney in particular enjoying this fixture.

Team news

Miguel Britos and Jose Manuel Jurado could feature for Watford having returned to training this week following respective leg and calf injuries.

January signing Costel Pantilimon made his debut for the club in the last round and is expected to start in goal again.

Leeds United, meanwhile, are likely to again be without Chris Wood, who has a hamstring injury. But Gaetano Berardi could be involved for the first time since December after recovering from an ankle problem.

Kick-off at Vicarage Road on Saturday is at 3pm.

Opta stats

Watford and Leeds United have never previously met in the FA Cup. In league competition, they have played 20 times, with each side winning seven.

Watford and Leeds have also met once in the Championship play-offs and three times in the League Cup, with the Hornets winning three of those games.

There have been 29 goals scored in the last six meetings between Watford and Leeds.

Troy Deeney has scored six goals in his last six appearances against Leeds and picked up a red card in the one game where he didn’t find the net.

Deeney has scored in each of the last four meetings between these clubs (five goals).

There have been five red cards in the last seven meetings between Watford and Leeds.

Watford have only ever lost four of their 48 FA Cup matches at home to lower league opposition (W38 D6 L4).

Leeds have only ever won two of their 23 FA Cup games away at teams from a higher division (W2 D6 L15).

The Hornets have only conceded once in their previous three games in all competitions at Vicarage Road.

The Whites have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 FA Cup matches.

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