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Watford v Cardiff City

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14 Dec 2018
Callum Paterson

Cardiff City are aiming for a fourth victory in six matches as they visit a Watford side who are looking for their first win in seven.

Team news

Watford will be without Andre Gray (leg), Will Hughes (hip), Adalberto Penaranda (foot), Sebastian Prodl (knee) and Etienne Capoue (suspended).

Tom Cleverley (Achilles) is close to returning to action having been out since January.

Cardiff team news to follow.

Did you know?

Watford have lost their last two Premier League home matches. They've not lost three in a row at home in the top flight since April 1988, when the run continued to five matches.

Troy Deeney is yet to score for Watford against Cardiff in six appearances. Should he find the net in this match, Cardiff will be the 45th different team that Deeney has scored against for the Hornets in all competitions.

Having beaten Southampton in their last outing, Cardiff are looking to secure consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since April 1962.

Cardiff have lost only one of their last seven matches against Watford in all competitions, although that defeat came in their most recent meeting in December 2014. Watford are winless in their last three matches against Cardiff at Vicarage Road, with their last victory coming in December 2010.

Referee: Andy Madley
Assistants:
 Matthew Wilkes, Mick McDonough
Fourth official:
 Andre Marriner

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