Date and Time: 22nd January 2022 @1:30 AM IST
Venue: Vicarage Road
Watford vs Norwich Where to watch?
India: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Watford vs Norwich Team News:
Due to injuries, Watford is still without the services of Nicolas Nkoulou, Peter Etebo, Kwadwo Baah, and Ismaila Sarr, while Imran Louza, Adam Masina, and William Troost-Ekong are all competing at the Africa Cup of Nations. When Kiko Femenia is fully fit, he is anticipated to return to the starting XI at right-back, with Tom Cleverley being considered for a position in the centre of the park.
Other than that, Ranieri is expected to stick with the same collection of players that came to the field for the opening whistle against Newcastle the last time out. While newcomers Samir, Hassane Kamara, and Edo Kayembe should keep their starting positions, Emmanuel Dennis and Joao Pedro should continue to assist Joshua King in the last third of the field.
When it comes to Norwich, the club has a long injury list that includes Billy Gilmour, Christoph Zimmermann, Mathias Normann, Lukas Rupp, and Andrew Omobamidele, among others. Kenneth McLean will also be absent due to a positive COVID-19 test, although Max Aarons and Brandon Williams, who both suffered knocks against Everton, are likely to be fit to play.
Idah should continue to play in the last third of the field with Teemu Pukki, while an attacking lineup should also feature Milot Rashica and Joshua Sargent in the wide areas.
Watford vs Norwich Probable Playing XI:
Watford’s possible starting lineup:
Ben Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Samir, Kamara; Kayembe; Emmanuel Dennis, Sissoko, Tom Cleverley, Joao Pedro; Joshua King
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Gunn; Max Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Brandon Williams; Sargent, Sorensen, Lees-Melou, Rashica; Timo Pukki, Idah
Watford vs Norwich Betting Predictions:
Match Betting: Watford win (2.05)
Norwich win (3.60)
The One-Liner Explainer:
Watford is capable of achieving impressive results, particularly at home, and we have a good feeling about the Hornets going into this game. After their excellent win over Everton, Norwich will be buoyed by their triumph against Everton, but we anticipate Ranieri’s side to come away with all three points on Friday thanks to another close victory.