Everton vs Watford should be one of the most interesting games of English EFL Cup at 1/8 Finals, which will be held at Goodison Park, in Liverpool. Both should be very motivated reaching as much as higher place and fight as great as possible. These teams are not showing us good football in the Premier League, so knowing how important for them Trophies are they should play with full strenght. Moreover, they know that it’s lucky to face such an opponents. Read our thoughts about this exciting English EFL Cup Everton vs Watford match, here below.
Last year Everton took 8th place in Premier League and lost their chances to participate in European competitions. They finished behind Wolves by 3 points. In EFL, they were knocked out already at third Round after penalty shoutout against Southampton. This season they started perfectly, as in first 5 games they lost 3 games, lost to newcomers Aston Villa and played draw with Crystal Palace. But in total, their game looked strong and impressive. Unfortunately, good form of Toffies ended very soon, as they started losing to teams like Sheffield United, Bournemouth and Burnley. In general, Blues lost 5 out of the last 7 meetings in different competitions. They took important victory over the Sheffield Wednesday in EFL and gained 3 more points playing with West Ham United. The situation in the Premier League is very weak, as they stand at 16th place with only 10 points after 10 matches. Being one of the best English teams these results are unimpressive, what should be changed in the near time. To win over the Watford could be a great opportunity to raise their form and gain confidence before facing Tottenham in second PL round.
Watford even playing sometimes very beautiful football finished last season at 11th place. In English EFL Cup, they also were knockout at third round losing the penalty shoutout against Tottenham Hotspurs. This season started extremely bad for them. At the moment Hornets stand at the last 20th place of Premier League without any victory so far. They already lost 5 and drawn 5 matches, and collected in total only 5 points. Even brought several strong attacking players, they still have big troubles in that zone, as they scored only 5 goals in 10 matches. Last 3 matches they have drawn, what give big hopes that losing streak is ended for them. Unfortunately, playing by only draws is very hard to collect needed points to save their place in PL. Everton would be the toughest opponent in EFL this season, as previously they won over the Coventry and Swansea.
Unfortunately, best team forward Troy Deeney will miss next game due to Knee Surgery.
Everton vs Watford H2H
This year, opponents already face each other also at Goodison Park, so both already know what to expect. Everton won the match over the Watford in 2nd Round of Premier League. Even being in bad shape, Hornets gave a fight and for Toffies this game were not easy. In general, these teams play much better in their own field. Everton and Watford won by 2 times at home, and once finished the match with a draw in Liverpool in the last 5 meetings.
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