Date and Time: May 12, 2022, @12:15 AM IST
Venue: Vicarage Road
Watford vs Everton: Where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Watford vs Everton: Team News
In the wake of being punished for the handball that resulted in Palace’s game-winning penalty in their last outing, Kamara was forced to do the walk of shame for two bookable offences and will serve his ban starting this week. Having been forced off with knocks in the defeat to Palace, Tom Cleverley and Samir have now been joined in the infirmary by a slew of other players, including Kiko Femenia, Nicolas Nkoulou, Emmanuel Dennis, Joshua King, Ismaila Sarr, Juraj Kucka, and Imran Louza, who are all absentees, with Cucho Hernandez also unlikely to return for some time.
With nothing left to play for this season, Hodgson is set to make a lot of changes, with 19-year-old Kwadwo Baah, in particular, hoping to be promoted from the Under-23 squad to earn some first-team minutes. Joao Pedro also has a chance to make his first-team debut.
The Toffees were given a double blow in the victory against Leicester, with Mykolenko and Yerry Mina both forced out with injuries. Lampard is hoping that the former is merely suffering from cramps. The latter is suffering from a hamstring injury. The match was paused after 18 minutes due to a calf injury suffered by Mina, who had been replaced by Michael Keane. Donny van de Beek, Ben Godfrey, Nathan Patterson, and Andros Townsend are all out of the running for a place on the team.
If Mykolenko is unable to play due to injury, Jonjoe Kenny will most likely come in on the flank. Otherwise, a mostly identical Toffees XI will be fielded, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin set to make another cameo on the bench for the visitors.
Watford vs Everton: Probable Playing XI
Watford possible starting lineup:
Foster; Ngakia, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Masina; Sissoko, Kayembe, Etebo; Kalu, Pedro, Sema
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Coleman, Holgate, Keane; Iwobi, Delph, Doucoure, Mykolenko; Gordon, Richarlison, Gray
Watford vs Everton: Betting Predictions
Match Betting: Watford win (5.50)
Everton win (1.65)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Watford may be allowed to play with a greater feeling of freedom knowing that they have nothing more to lose than their pride, but their record at Vicarage Road has been nothing short of dismal, and their decimated frontline is also not a reason for optimism. Everton must have their wits about them-particularly considering their track record of conceding goals on the road and recent injury worries. But Lampard’s team is playing with their hearts in their mouths and could improve their survival ambitions even further with a key victory.