Stoke vs Watford predictions: Preview & likely line-ups

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Stoke to beat Watford 2-1 is 15/2 with Paddy Power

Separated by three points, neither side comes into this one in particularly good form.

Watford’s growing injury list could prove to be the difference on the night.

Stoke vs Watford: Who will win?

Stoke are strong favourites to win at 11/10. Watford are longer odds of 23/10.

Draw at half-time and Stoke to win is an attractive looking 9/2.

Xherdan Shaqiri is 11/4 to score anytime.

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Stoke vs Watford: Premier League preview

Watford take on Stoke at the Bet365 on Wednesday night.

Javi Garcia’s side were knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday after a 1-0 loss at Southampton.

Despite winning just one of their last six in all competitions, Watford remain in the top half of the table – a more than respectable standing for the club.

Stoke, meanwhile, began the week one place and one point above the relegation zone.

Paul Lambert’s side were not in FA Cup action and should be the fresher of the two sides.

Last time out the Potters beat Huddersfield 2-0 thanks to goals from Joe Allen and Mame Diouf.

The Potters won the reverse fixture 1-0 back in October. Darren Fletcher’s first-half strike sealed three points at Vicarage Road.

Incidentally, Watford (25) are the only side in the Premier League to have conceded more goals at home this season than Stoke (20).

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Stoke team news vs Watford

Paul Lambert has said that his players “are in good shape” and there are only a few minor niggles in the squad.

Jese Rodriguez has been in Spain for personal reasons but is set for a return soon.

Glen Johnson could return from knee injury.

Watford team news vs Stoke

As has been the case for much of the season, Watford have a number of injuries.

Tom Cleverley has returned to training and could make the squad.

Troy Deeney and Heurelho Gomes are set to be available.

Isaac Success has a small chance of returning from a long-term knee injury

Nathaniel Chalobah also has a knee injury and is targeting a February return.

Younes Kaboul, Miguel Britos, Will Hughes, Craig Cathcart, Molla Wague, Kiko Femenia and Tommie Hoban are all still sidelined.

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Stoke predicted line-up vs Watford

Predicted Stoke XI vs Watford

Predicted Stoke XI vs Watford

Watford predicted line-up vs Stoke

Predicted Watford XI vs Stoke

Predicted Watford XI vs Stoke

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