Watford vs Norwich Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Todd Cantwell
Norwich City v Manchester United - FA Cup: Quarter Final | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The bad news for Watford and Norwich? The relegation candidates are two of the worst form teams in the entire league, with Watford having managed just a single point since the league restarted and Norwich losing all four of their games.

The good news? They at least can't both lose on Tuesday, with the out-of-sorts pair going up against each other in a six-pointer which will could define both sides' seasons.

Simply put, Daniel Farke's side can probably say a tearful goodbye to Premier League football if they lose. Win it though, and there would be something resembling hope at Carrow Road, which would make a nice change this season.

Watford are only slightly more comfortable, hovering precariously above the league's bottom three with a side who have scored only twice since the restart. With difficult fixtures yet to come, they won't want to be looking back on this match as a missed opportunity.

Where to Watch

When is Kick Off? Tuesday 7 July
What Time is Kick Off?
18:00 (BST)
Where is it Played?
Vicarage Road
TV Channel/Live Stream?
Sky Sports (UK), fuboTV (US)
Referee? Anthony Taylor

Team News

Watford will only be without long-term absentees Isaac Success, Daryl Janmaat and Gerard Deulofeu, while Norwich know they're without the services of Moritz Leitner, Sam Byram and Grant Hanley – and are unlikely to see Christoph Zimmerman turn out before next season either.

Gerard Deulofeu
Deulofeu has been an enormous miss during Watford's run-in | Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Meanwhile, neither side has any suspensions to contend with.

Predicted Lineups

Watford: Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Dawson, Masina; Hughes, Capoue; Sarr, Doucouré, Pereyra; Deeney.

Norwich: Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis; Tettey, Trybull; Buendia, Drmic, Pukki, Cantwell.

Head-to-Head Record

A win for Watford on Tuesday won't be enough to redress Norwich's considerable historical record against them, with the Canaries having won 42 games in encounters between the two, to Watford's 28.

The two clubs have often been in the same league as one another, from the old Division Three to the Championship, where they battled it out as promotion candidates in the 2014-15 season.

Troy Deeney
Watford have historically suffered against Norwich | Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Norwich were one of Watford's bogey teams in that season, twice going down 3-0 despite winning promotion.

Since then, Watford have begun to gain a tentative upper hand, winning two of their last three Premier League matches against Farke's men, over whom they achieved their first victory of the season against at Carrow Road in November.

Recent Form

We could just save a lot of time here by saying the recent form of both sides has been nothing short of abject.

Without the goals of the struggling Teemu Pukki, Farke's defensive plans, which basically amounts to 'I'll just wing it mate', have been horrifically exposed, and they have lost every single one of their games since the restart.

Watford haven't been much better, with what was originally a bright start under Nigel Pearson complicated by the impact of injuries and the stoppage of football. With Deulofeu's creative spark missing, they have struggled for goals, and might see the Norwich game as a chance to restore some confidence to their forwards.

Here's how the two teams have got on recently...

Watford

Chelsea 3-0 Watford (4/7)
Watford 1-3 Southampton (28/6)
Burnley 1-0 Watford (25/6)
Watford 1-1 Leicester (20/6)
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford (7/3)

Norwich

Norwich 0-1 Brighton (4/7)
Arsenal 4-0 Norwich (1/7)
Norwich 1-2 Manchester United (27/6)
Norwich 0-1 Everton (24/6)
Norwich 0-3 Southampton (19/6)

Prediction

It's been an interesting season for Norwich, who've tried to bring their flowing attacking philosophy with them from the Championship, and have occasionally succeeded in imposing it. Their players are now looking tired and error-prone though, and Watford have to take advantage.

Daniel Farke, Emiliabo Buendia
Emi Buendia has struggled to convert good performances into goals | Julian Finney/Getty Images

With Pearson's forward-line misfiring, and the Hornets looking low on swagger, you sense that it could be one of those days where neither side end up particularly happy, while the viewer ends up unhappiest of all. A bore draw is surely incoming.

Prediction: Watford 0-0 Norwich