Watford v West Ham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 30th October 2015 1:22

Winston Reid: Could be a welcome return for West Ham

Watford will be aiming to improve their dreadful overall record against West Ham, who are unbeaten at Vicarage Road in their last 11 visits.

Team news

Jose Manuel Jurado is back in training following a hamstring injury and could be named amongst the substitutes but Joel Ekstrand (knee) and Tommie Hoban (groin) are both ruled out.

West Ham could have Winston Reid available for selection after missing the Chelsea win with a thigh injury. Alex Song (ankle) still missing, but Victor Moses is back in the squad.

Opta stats

  • Watford have won just one of their last 22 league meetings with West Ham, drawing four and losing 17.
  • However, the Hornets have lost just one of their last six clashes with the Hammers in all competitions (W3 D2 L1) and all three wins were by a 1-0 scoreline.
  • West Ham are unbeaten in their last 11 league visits to Vicarage Road (W8 D3), last suffering a league defeat away to Watford in April 1985 (0-5).
  • Watford have lost their last two league games at Vicarage Road; they last lost three consecutive home league games in December 2013 (five home defeats in a row).
  • The Hammers are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games (W5 D2), only one short of their best-ever run without a loss in the competition (eight games in both Dec 2000 and May 1995).
  • West Ham are unbeaten in their five Premier League away games so far this season (W4 D1) and have collected more points on the road than any other side in 2015-16 (13).
  • Odion Ighalo has been involved in each of Watford’s last seven Premier League goals (five goals, two assists).
  • No West Ham player has been involved in more goals in their first 10 PL apps for the club than Dmitri Payet (eight – scored five, assisted three); level with Ian Wright and Diafra Sakho.
  • Watford have used a league-low two English players this season in the Premier League (Troy Deeney and Ben Watson).
  • Troy Deeney will be looking to score in back to back appearances for the first time since March 2015. He has netted just three times in his last 18 apps for the Hornets.


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