Saturday’s late EFL Championship match at Vicarage Road will feature Watford vs Norwich City.
The Hosts just suffered a 3-1 loss at Blackpool. Jerry Yates led his team to victory with a late second-half brace. After the defeat, the Canaries were tied for first place with Sheffield United and QPR, each with 24 points after 13 matches.
Meanwhile, Norwich’s most recent game saw them lose 3-2 to Preston North End. Josh Sargent gave the Canaries the second minute, but the visitors took the lead early in the second half thanks to Emil Riis’ two goals.
Watford, however, has had a rough start to the season and is currently ranked 14th with 17 points.
Date and kickoff time
Saturday, October 15th 2022
UK (BST) 7:45 PM
CEST: 8:45 PM
Eastern Time: 02:45 PM
Central Time: 01:45 PM
Mountain Time: 12:45 AM
Pacific Time: 11:45 AM
Gulf Standard Time: 10:45 PM
Indian Standard Time: 12:15 AM midnight October 16th 2022.
Watford vs Norwich TV channel and live stream
UK and Ireland: Sky Go UK, NOW, SKY GO Extra Sky Sports Football
United States: ESPN+, ESPN App
Australia: Kayo Sports, beIN SPORTS 2, beIN Sports Connect, Foxtel Now
France: beIN Sports MAX 10, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, Free
Germany: DAZN, sportdigital, Sport1 Extra
New Zealand: beIN Sports Connect New Zealand, Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports
Nigeria: SuperSport Football Plus Nigeria, DStv Now, Sporty TV
Norway: Viaplay Norway, V Sport 1
South Africa: SuperSport Variety 3, DStv App, Sporty TV
This weekend, Bilic might be obliged to start Dan Gosling in an unfamiliar right-back position due to the injuries to full-backs Mario Gaspar and Jeremy Ngakia.
Due to a calf strain, the exciting Brazilian Joao Pedro has been sidelined since Watford’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland. He is doubtful to play on Saturday night. Thus Ken Sema will likely start again in the forward line alongside Bayo and Sarr.
For Norwich, Kieran Dowell is expected to start behind Pukki and Sargent in the attack, leaving Todd Cantwell, who is closer to first-team involvement for Norwich, as a doubt for this match.
With their various injuries, first-team members Adam Idah, Jacob Lungi Sorensen, and Isaac Hayden are all sidelined until at least late October.
Watford championship form:
L, D, W, L, L
Norwich championship form:
W, D, W, D, L
Watford predicted lineup:
Bachmann; Gosling, Troost-Ekong, Kabasele, Kamara; Choudhury, Louza, Dele-Bashiru; Sarr, Sema, Davis
Norwich City predicted lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Omobamidele, Hanley, Byram; McLean, Gibbs, Sara, Dowell; Pukki, Sargent
Watford 1-1 Norwich
Following their relegation from the top flight the previous season, both teams were among the preseason favourites to receive automatic promotion.
Only Norwich has, however, lived up to expectations, as Watford has struggled and has already fired their manager.
There isn’t much to pick between the two sides, and each will think they have a good chance of achieving the three points. In previous years, there haven’t been many draws between the two clubs, but this tendency might change.