The Magpies have been in decent form post lockdown, and having lost just one league game, a 5-0 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday.
While, the Hornets picked up a vital victory against Norwich City in their last outing, giving them a huge boost in their bid for survival in the top-flight.
When and Where?
When: Saturday, July 11
Where : Vicarage Road
Time: 12:30 GMT
Watford – (D L L L W)
Danny Welbeck’s heroics helped Nigel Pearson’s side pick up the three points against the Canaries in a hard fought match, ending their six-match winless run. Three successive losses against Burnley, Southampton and Chelsea had left the Hornet’s in 17th, but the win on Tuesday has given them a three-point buffer over the bottom three.
This fixture against Newcastle is perhaps Watford’s easiest game left in the league, with Manchester City and Arsenal two of their next three opponents and will be desperate to pick up points at home on Saturday.
Newcastle United – (W D W D L)
Newcastle notched up impressive wins against Sheffield and Bournemouth, but were thrashed by a huge margin by Manchester City.
With just four games left in the league, Newcastle will be aiming to surpass last season’s tally and target a finish in the top half of the table.
They were unbeaten in their last six league outings before Wednesday, and will be looking to pick up a victory over a Watford side that has been largely inconsistent this season.
Watford will be without wingers Gerard Deulofeu, Isaac Success full-back & full back Daryl Janmaat for the match. But the Hornets have no new injury concerns and the manager is expected to name a similar eleven to the one that started against Norwich.
Club captain Jamaal Lascelles alongside forwards Andy Carroll, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin were absent in the loss at the Etihad with their fitness to be assessed late before the game.
In midfield, Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden remain sidelined with an hamstring injury while defenders Ciaran Clark and Florian Lejeune are progressing in bid to return to full fitness soon.
Watford – Foster; Femenia, Kabasele, Dawson, Masina; Capoue, Hughes; Sarr, Doucoure, Welbeck; Deeney.
Newcastle United – Dubravka; Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Rose; Ritchie, Longstaff, Shelvey, Joelinton; Almiron; Gayle.
Watford 0-1 Newcastle United