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Match Preview: Sunderland Vs Watford

A look ahead to this weekend's clash at the Stadium of Light.

Match Appointments

Referee: Graham Scott

Assistants: A Garratt & M Wilkes

Fourth Official: K Friend

Team News

Sunderland

Seb Larsson and Lee Cattermole are both out while Steven Fletcher is struggling with a knock.

Jermain Defoe should be fit to return after missing the Arsenal clash. Duncan Watmore is expected to retain his place in the starting lineup.

Watford

Watford are without Joel Ekstrand, Sebastian Prodl, Tommy Hoban and Valon Behrami.

Last 10 League meetings

12 Feb 2005

Sunderland 4-2 Watford

19 Oct 2004

Watford 1-1 Sunderland

07 Feb 2004

Watford 2-2 Sunderland

25 Aug 2003

Sunderland 2-0 Watford

27 Nov 1999

Watford 2-3 Sunderland

10 Aug 1999

Sunderland 2-0 Watford

30 Jan 1999

Watford 2-1 Sunderland

25 Aug 1998

Sunderland 4-1 Watford

02 Apr 1996

Watford 3-3 Sunderland

14 Oct 1995

Sunderland 1-1 Watford

Form

Sunderland

05 Dec 2015

Arsenal 3-1 Sunderland

28 Nov 2015

Sunderland 2-0 Stoke City

23 Nov 2015

Crystal Palace 0-1 Sunderland

07 Nov 2015

Sunderland 0-1 Southampton

01 Nov 2015

Everton 6-2 Sunderland

25 Oct 2015

Sunderland 3-0 Newcastle United

Watford

05 Dec 2015

Watford 2-0 Norwich City

28 Nov 2015

Aston Villa 2-3 Watford

21 Nov 2015

Watford 1-2 Manchester United

07 Nov 2015

Leicester City 2-1 Watford

31 Oct 2015

Watford 2-0 West Ham United

24 Oct 2015

Stoke City 0-2 Watford

Flashback

Marco reflects on his hat-trick in the  4-0 win over Watford back in 1989

OPTA Facts 'n' Stats

Sunderland

Sunderland have won 25%, drawn 30% and lost 45% of their last 20 home games.

In their last 20 home games against teams positioned in the top half of the table, Sunderland have won 2, drawn 8 and lost 10 of these matches.


In their last 20 home games against teams positioned above them in the table, Sunderland have won 3, drawn 9 and lost 8 of these matches.

Watford

Watford have won 60%, drawn 20% and lost 20% of their last 20 away games.

In their last 20 away games against teams positioned in the bottom half of the table, Watford have won 13, drawn 2 and lost 5 of these matches.


In their last 20 away games against teams positioned below them in the table, Watford have won 14, drawn 4 and lost 2 of these matches.