Watford v Norwich City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th December 2015 2:03

Troy Deeney: Scored hat-trick for Watford in last home game against Bournemouth

History suggests there could be goals when Watford host Norwich City in the Premier League at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Team news

Norwich have Alex Tettey available again following a groin injury, but Matt Jarvis remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Heurelho Gomes could start in goal for Watford despite being stretchered off with a neck injury during last weekend’s win at Aston Villa, but Sebastian Prodl and Joel Ekstrand again miss out with calf and knee injuries respectively.

Opta stats

  • Nine of the last 10 league meetings between Watford and Norwich City at Vicarage Road have seen both teams score.
  • Norwich City have scored in 22 successive league meetings with Watford.
  • Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes conceded six goals against Norwich in the Championship last season, double the amount that he shipped against any other side.
  • Watford have already matched their number of wins in their last Premier League campaign in 2006-07 (5) and are one away from matching their tally in 1999-00 (6).
  • Troy Deeney has scored in four of his last five Premier League games, including in each of the last three – no Watford player has ever scored in four successive Premier League appearances.
  • Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo have combined to create 23 goal-scoring chances for each other in the Premier League this season, more than any other two players.
  • A league-high 81% of the goals that Watford have conceded in the Premier League this season have come after half-time (13 out of 16).
  • Norwich have registered just one win in their last nine Premier League games, drawing three and losing five.
  • Norwich have managed just one clean sheet in the Premier League this season, a joint league-low total (alongside Bournemouth).
  • Norwich striker Lewis Grabban has not ended on the losing side in any of the last 24 games that he’s scored in (W19 D5) – the last time he lost a game he scored in was back in October 2013.


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