Watford V Sheffield Wednesday Match Preview.

05/03/2013 15:27

Watford play Sheffield Wednesday at Vicarage Road tonight in the Npower Championship. If Crystal Palace draw or win against Hull and Watford win, The Hornets will move into second place. Despite Friday's 1-1 draw at Wolves, The Hornets are still on form and are unbeaten in 6 games. Sheffield Wednesday currently lie in 20th Position in the table. During the match at Hillsbrough in November, Watford came back from 1-0 down to win 4-1 thanks to goals from Fernando Forestieri, Alex Geijo, Troy Deeney and Mark Yeates. Tonights game see's a first return to Vicarage Road for Martin Taylor. The tall centre back joined the Owls on transfer deadline day in August. Also, Hornets January Transfer target Jeremy Helan could also feature against the Orns. Striker Leroy Lita will be Sheffield Wednesday's danger man with the Swansea loanee scoring three goals in 5 appearences since joining the club in the January Transfer Window.

Team News

For Watford, Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia ia a major doubt due to a Hamstring injury that occured during the 2-1 win over Derby so Jonathan Bond looks set to continue in goal. New Signing, Matthew Briggs could make his debut. Fitz Hall, Tommie Hoban, Neuton, John Eustace and Geoffrey Mujangi Bia are all out. Zola could rotate his side.

For Sheffield Wednesday, defender Reda Johnson is out through an ankle injury. Dave Jones has to give late assesments to a few players.

Predicted Team Lineups.

Watford - Bond (GK), Doyley (C), Nosworthy, Ekstrand, Anya, Hogg, Abdi, Battochio, Cassetti, Deeney, Forestieri.

Sheffield Wednesday - Kirkland (GK), Helan, Gardner (C), Llera, Buxton, Antonio, Pugh, Prutton, Coke, Wickham, Lita.

Referee - Darren Sheldrake.