Two clubs, starting the weekend in the play-off places, go head-to-head on Teeside.
Last Sunday, Middlesbrough were beaten in the Tees-Wear derby, going down 2-0 at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland.
Before this, Michael Carrick’s men had won four in a row and seven of their last eight, only beaten by run-away league-leaders Burnley under his stewardship.
Thus, since Carrick’s appointment in mid-October, Boro have climbed from the relegation zone all the way up to the play-off spots, looking to regather momentum here.
Watford meantime kick off in third, albeit just two points better off than their hosts.
Slaven Bilić's team were held to a 1-1 draw by Rotherham last weekend, needing an equaliser from João Ferreira to salvage a draw.
So, having won just three of their last eight, the Hornets have lost ground in the race for automatic promotion, now 13 points below Sheffield United.
Thus, this is a crucial game for both at the Riverside, so who will prevail?