Lineups

Watford

( 4-4-2 )

  • 1. B. Foster

  • 15. C. Cathcart

  • 27. C. Kabasele Yellow Card

  • 21. Kiko Femenía

    71'
  • 6. B. Wilmot

  • 8. T. Cleverley Goal

    61'
  • 14. N. Chalobah

  • 16. J. Garner

  • 12. K. Sema

  • 10. João Pedro Goal Yellow Card

  • 23. I. Sarr

    89'

Substitutes

  • 26. D. Bachmann

  • 5. W. Troost-Ekong

  • 29. E. Capoue

    61'
  • 20. Domingos Quina

    89'
  • 3. J. Ngakia Yellow Card

    71'
  • 17. Murray Glenn

  • 25. S. Perica

England - Championship

22' C. Kabasele 22' Yellow Card 22'  C. Kabasele 75' J. Ngakia 75' Yellow Card 75'  J. Ngakia 84' João Pedro 84' Yellow Card 84'  João Pedro 13' João Pedro 13' Goal 13'   Junqueira de Jesus João Pedro 17' T. Cleverley 17' Goal 17'   Cleverley T. Cleverley 28' B. Brereton 28' Goal 28'   Brereton B. Brereton 49' D. Lenihan 49' Own Goal 49'   Lenihan D. Lenihan
Watford

Watford

3 - 1

Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

  • 13
    1 - 0
  • 17
    2 - 0
  • 28'
    2 - 1
  • HT
    2 - 1
  • 49
    3 - 1
  • Date: 21/10/2020
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Vicarage Road
  • Referee: Andy Woolmer
Watford v Blackburn Rovers - Preview

Date published: 10/20/2020 8:13:40 PM

Watford v Blackburn Rovers - Preview

Ismaila Sarr boosts Watford ahead of Blackburn battle

Ismaila Sarr will be available for Watford when they host Blackburn.

The 22-year-old forward, who was heavily linked with a move back to the Premier League during the transfer window, has only made two appearances for the Hornets so far this season and was rested against Derby at the weekend following his return from international duty.

Watford boss Vladimir Ivic also thinks William Troost-Ekong (hamstring) could be fit to play. The defender had his debut cut short against the Rams and had to be replaced midway through the second half.

Strikers Troy Deeney and Andre Gray plus midfielder Will Hughes are all close to returning for the Hornets.

Blackburn were down to the bare bones against Nottingham Forest on Saturday but have players returning for the trip to Vicarage Road.

The likes of Joe Rankin-Costello (hamstring), Derrick Williams (concussion), Joe Rothwell, Barry Douglas, Lewis Holtby, Tom Trybull and Harvey Elliott were all unavailable against Forest.

Holtby is set to return alongside the options of new signings Douglas, Trybull and Elliott.

Playmaker Bradley Dack is still around a month away from being back in contention, while winger Elliott Bennett had surgery on his ankle earlier this week and will be a long-term absentee.

 

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  • Championship
  • Round 6
  • Vicarage Road
  • Andy Woolmer
  • 21 Oct, 19:45

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Lineups

Watford
(4-4-2)
Blackburn Rovers
(4-4-2)
  • 1. B. Foster

  • 15. C. Cathcart

  • 27. C. Kabasele Yellow Card

  • 21. Kiko Femenía

    71'
  • 6. B. Wilmot

  • 8. T. Cleverley Goal

    61'
  • 14. N. Chalobah

  • 16. J. Garner

  • 12. K. Sema

  • 10. João Pedro Goal Yellow Card

  • 23. I. Sarr

    89'

Substitutes

  • 26. D. Bachmann

  • 5. W. Troost-Ekong

  • 29. E. Capoue

    61'
  • 20. Domingos Quina

    89'
  • 3. J. Ngakia Yellow Card

    71'
  • 17. Murray Glenn

  • 25. S. Perica

  • 1. T. Kaminski

  • 26. D. Lenihan

  • 2. R. Nyambe

  • 17. A. Bell

  • 4. Daniel Ayala

    67'
  • 29. C. Evans

    70'
  • 16. H. Elliott

  • 4. B. Johnson

  • 10. L. Holtby

  • 7. A. Armstrong

  • 20. B. Brereton Goal

    77'

Substitutes

  • 0. A. Pears

  • 28. S. Wharton

    67'
  • 15. B. Douglas

  • 19. T. Trybull

    70'
  • 21. J. Buckley

  • 24. J. Rankin-Costello

  • 39. T. Dolan

    77'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Blackburn Rovers vs Watford

There is a 30.1% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Blackburn Rovers, at 45.5%, are heavy favorites to beat Watford who have just a 24.4% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Blackburn Rovers 1.3 to Watford 0.9.
In simulation wins, Watford upsets Blackburn Rovers by averaging 8.7 shots and 3.1 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.

Watford v Blackburn Rovers

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    Watford 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers - Match Report

    Date published: 10/22/2020 1:32:21 PM

    Watford 3 - 1 Blackburn Rovers - Match Report

    Watford defeat Blackburn to rise to third in Championship standings

    Darragh Lenihan’s own goal helped Watford to a 3-1 win over Blackburn that lifted them to third in the Championship table.

    The Hornets took control with two goals in quick succession early in the first half from Joao Pedro and Tom Cleverley.

    Ben Brereton’s fine strike reduced the arrears before the half-hour mark but Rovers, who had more possession and shots than the hosts, saw their luck run out after the break when Lenihan put through his own goal and Adam Armstrong saw a penalty saved by the excellent Ben Foster.

    Rovers put Harvey Elliott, the 17-year-old loan signing from Liverpool, straight into their starting line-up but fellow new recruits Barry Douglas and Tom Trybull began on the bench.

    Foster made the game’s first save by beating away Armstrong’s drive but within seconds Rovers were behind.

    James Garner’s pass put Kiko Femenia into space on the right and his delivery found Pedro in front of goal for a first-time finish in the 13th minute. It was the 19-year-old’s third goal for Watford following winners against Luton and Derby.

    It took Watford all of four minutes to double that lead through captain Cleverley. This time it was Ismaila Sarr who eluded the Rovers backline and although keeper Thomas Kaminski was able to parry the shot that followed Cleverley had continued his run and had the simple task of heading into an unguarded net.

    Christian Kabasele was perhaps fortunate to receive only a yellow card for tripping Armstrong to prevent the forward from racing clear, with Foster saving Lenihan’s header from the free-kick.

    Rovers were back in the game in the 28th minute through Brereton’s fine strike. The former Nottingham Forest man chested down Armstrong’s nod back and volleyed past Foster at his near post from 25 yards.

    Sarr’s searing pace almost set up Pedro again but this time the youngster could only poke wide on the stretch right in front of the back post.

    Armstrong then put an even better chance over at the other end after Corry Evans’ effort was half blocked as a frenetic first 45 minutes came to a close.

    Watford went 3-1 ahead within five minutes of the restart when Lenihan clumsily diverted Ken Sema’s cross from the left into his own net.

    The Republic of Ireland defender almost made instant amends but Foster pulled off a fine save to keep out his long-range shot.

    The former England goalkeeper then had to tip Armstrong’s chip over as Rovers came again and the visitors were rewarded with a 68th-minute penalty when Craig Cathcart bundled Lewis Holtby over from behind.

    Foster guessed correctly however to bat away Armstrong’s spot-kick.

    Sarr might have wrapped up victory with 12 minutes remaining when Garner burst forward and squared for the Senegal forward but Kaminski stuck out a leg to block.

    Lineups

    Blackburn Rovers

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 1. T. Kaminski

    • 26. D. Lenihan

    • 2. R. Nyambe

    • 17. A. Bell

    • 4. Daniel Ayala

      67'
    • 29. C. Evans

      70'
    • 16. H. Elliott

    • 4. B. Johnson

    • 10. L. Holtby

    • 7. A. Armstrong

    • 20. B. Brereton Goal

      77'

    Substitutes

    • 0. A. Pears

    • 28. S. Wharton

      67'
    • 15. B. Douglas

    • 19. T. Trybull

      70'
    • 21. J. Buckley

    • 24. J. Rankin-Costello

    • 39. T. Dolan

      77'