No rest for the weary
Watford will head into this game in fine form, having lost just one match out of their last six league games. If we include wins against Woking and Newcastle in the FA Cup we can extend that statistic to eight games. Their one loss came away against Spurs in a match were they can consider themselves unlucky not to have snatched a draw. They'll be well rested come Saturday, unlike their opponents Everton who played Man City last night. We should see a very attacking Watford on Saturday even if they'll most likely be missing Pereyra and Doucoure. But we can also expect them to conceded a goal or two. They were able to keep a clean sheet in their last game against Brighton, but Foster was in fine form and saved them many times. Everton have some real quality up front and should be able to get at least one past Foster & co at the back.
Everton currently sit just below Watford in the league, but they have also just played Man City, a game they lost 0-2. If they are going to get back on track then Everton need a rest, and that is something they will not have had when they face Watford this weekend. Before the City game, they had lost four out of their last six games, as well as losing to Millwall in the FA Cup. The goals have dried up in recent weeks even if they have an abundance of quality up front in Richarlison and Sigurdsson. They have welcomed back their successful signing, full-back Lucas Digne, who is dangerous going forward, which is good news. In short, I see Everton scoring but not winning, especially since they are missing Baines, Mina and Gueye for this match.
Watford are in better form than Everton and will be looking to pick up three points here. But I still expect goals at both ends.