Andre Gray,Troy Deeney,Adrian Mariappa

Cardiff vs Watford: Javi Gracia's Best Available Hornets Lineup

In this week's Friday Night Football fixture, Watford travel to Wales to face Neil Warnock's Cardiff. 


Whilst Watford have been in fine form for the majority of the reason, and find themselves eighth in the league, they'll be wary of Cardiff who come into the game with consecutive league wins under their belts. 


However, regardless of form, Javi Gracia will look at this game as a big opportunity to pick up three away points and edge his team closer to a Europa League spot. 


Here's how he may line his side up.

1. Goalkeeper and Defence

Ben Forster (GK) - Arguably in the form of his life, there's no way he won't start this one. 


Kiko Femenia (RB) - Whilst a bit of a doubt with a hamstring injury, if he's fit enough to start, Feminia will get the nod for this one. 


Craig Cathcart (CB) - Two clean sheets from two for Cathcart, he'll have his sights set on three in a row. 


Adrian Mariappa (CB) - Mariappa has seemingly cemented his place as Gracia's first choice centre back so there's no reason as to why he won't start against Cardiff


Daryl Janmaat (LB) - With Jose Holebas out suspended, Janmaat may have to fill in at left back with few other options for Watford.

2. Midfielders

Gerard Deulofeu (RM) - The Spaniard has been playing almost as a striker in recent weeks, but with Gray's return to fitness he may well drop back onto the flanks.


Etienne Capoue (CM) - His strike was enough to take Warford past QPR in the FA Cup last weekend, he'll look to carry his form across back into the Premier League


Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM) - Watford really do have a powerful midfield partnership, don't they? Alongside Capoue, you'd expect Doucoure to dominate proceedings. 


Will Hughes (LM) - The creative spark in this team at times. In the likely absence of Roberto Pereyra, Hughes will look to be provider for the others.

3. Strikers

Troy Deeney (ST) - Mr. Watford will hope to bring his special blend of power and general thuggishness to Wales as his team eyes-up an away victory. 


Andre Gray (ST) - With a goal last week against Everton - the winner in a 1-0 victory -  Gray will be desperate to play himself back into form following a prolonged spell on the sidelines.