Watford V Charlton Match Preview.

31/12/2012 16:53

Watford play Charlton at Vicarage Road on New Years Day. The match will be the early fixture in the championship with the match kicking off at 1:00. Watford are unbeaten in 3 at the moment and have won their last 2 games. The match earlier this season in October finished 2-1 to the hornets thanks to goals from Tommie Hoban and Almen Abdi. Fernando Forestieri was sent off for the Hornets in the first half by Mike Dean. Watford will be looking to do the double over Charlton this season. Athletic are managed by former hornet Chris Powell. The London side currently lie in 18th position in the league whilst Watford currently sit in the Play Off Positions. Charltons top scorer is currently Danny Haines with 5 goals. But the striker will miss the game through injury. The Hornets will be looking to extend their 8 match unbeaten run against Charlton.

Team News

For Watford Fitz Hall is deffinatly out of the match due to a hamstring injury. This was the injury that forced him off against Brighton. This opens the door for Neuton, Carl Dickinson and the fit again Nyron Nosworthy to contend for the position in the side. Lloyd Doyley is the only other absentee as he is currently working his way back to full fitness. Marco Cassetti is now available after serving his 1 game ban. John Eustace, Nyron Nosworthy and Jonathan Bond are all fit again.

For Charlton, top scorer Danny Haines is out through a hamstring injury. Michael Morrison is also unavailable after being shown a red card at the weekend. Ricardo Fuller is now fit again. Rhoys Wiggins and Andy Hughes are still out.

Predicted Teams

Watford - Almunia (GK)(C), Ekstrand, Neuton, Hoban, Cassetti, Hogg, Chalobah, Abdi, Pudil, Deeney, Vydra.

Charlton - Hamer (GK), Evina, Dervite, Solly, Cort, Jackson (C), Stephens, Pritchard, Wilson, Wright - Phillips, Fuller.

Referee- Trevor Kettle.