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Watford vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Arsenal will be hoping to keep the momentum going
Arsenal will be hoping to keep the momentum going / Shaun Botterill - Getty Images
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Ten days removed from their last-gasp victory over Wolves, Arsenal travel to relegation-threatened Watford looking to strengthen their top four hopes.

The Gunners were not in action last weekend due to Liverpool's involvement in the League Cup final, although Mikel Arteta will cherish the extra time on the training ground after their crucial win over Wolves last time out.

Watford, meanwhile, remain marooned in the relegation zone, although they will take solace from their 0-0 draw with Man Utd at Old Trafford last weekend.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.


How to watch Watford vs Arsenal on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 6 March, 14:00 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Vicarage Road
What TV channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day 2 (22:30)
Referee? Craig Pawson
VAR? Darren England


Watford team news

Roy Hodgson will hope to be able to call upon Ismaila Sarr after the winger suffered a knock in the goalless draw at Old Trafford last weekend.

Elsewhere, Kiko Femenia was forced to miss the trip to Manchester through injury, with the Spaniard set to return this weekend. Nicolas Nkoulou and Peter Etebo are unlikely to feature.


Arsenal team news

Takehiro Tomiyasu
Tomiyasu has not featured since the League Cup semi-final defeat to Liverpool / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Arteta is expected to welcome Emile Smith Rowe back into the side after the midfielder was forced to miss the victory over Wolves through illness.

However, the Gunners boss is less convinced on the fitness of Takehiro Tomiyasu after the Japanese sustained another calf injury in training recently.


Watford vs Arsenal head-to-head record

Although their respective training ground's lie just a stone's throw away from each other, these sides have shared a frosty relationship in recent years.

Arsenal were less than pleased after a 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road in 2017/18, with supporters accusing Richarlison of simulation before Hornets captain Troy Deeney accused the Gunners of lacking "cojones".

Arsenal are unbeaten against Watford since that evening, although Smith Rowe's solitary strike in their 1-0 win over the Hornets at the Emirates Stadium prompted an angry reaction from then-Watford boss Claudio Ranieri who believed the Gunners were unsportsmanlike by not giving the ball back to their opponents.


Watford vs Arsenal score prediction

Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka
Lacazette celebrates his winning goal against Wolves / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

With Man Utd visiting the Etihad Stadium in the Manchester Derby later the same day, Arsenal have a huge opportunity to prove their Champions League credentials.

Top four is mathematically in Arsenal's hands, but with trips to face Chelsea and Tottenham still to come, these are the matches in which the Gunners must secure maximum points.

Watford showed their defensive resilence in their draw with Man Utd last weekend and the onus will be on Arsenal to break them down.

Prediction: Watford 0-1 Arsenal

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